Here’s how to avoid high energy costs

by Darren
Heres how to avoid high energy costs ISOVER

With 20% of Saint-Gobain products having been developed in the last five years, the company is constantly innovating to make homes more comfortable, cost-efficient and sustainable worldwide.

The South African Building Regulations (SANS10400-XA) prescribe that all new homes must have a certain level of insulation in their roofs to meet specific performance requirements based on climatic zones. Rising costs have also forced a need to conserve energy and reduce electricity usage.

Saint-Gobain Isover manufactures thermal and acoustic insulation solutions that support energy-efficient construction, which provides comfort for users while helping to protect the environment. With almost 60 years of local experience, Isover is recognised as a leader in sustainable insulation solutions, and its insulation brands meet the technical requirements of the residential, non-residential and technical markets.

 (Apart from manufacturing high performance materials, Isover’s insulation also saves 100 times the energy consumed and CO2 emitted in their manufacture, transport and disposal processes, making the manufacturing process also sustainable, and on the right side of a greener future).

Achieving comfort without raising your electricity bill
While we try to keep the warmth inside in cold winter periods, the aim in hot summer periods is to keep the heat outside.
Perfect thermal insulation works both ways and reduces heating and cooling energy demand to a minimum. Insulation also has a great effect on acoustic comfort, reducing noise levels from neighbours in apartment buildings or absorbing excessive noise in office buildings. Glasswool and mineralwool products will also give you peace of mind, as it is non-combustible, and is perfectly safe to use in residential, non-residential and technical applications.
Glasswool is made from silica sand to which recycled glass and fluxing agents are added, and can be applied in multiple areas of buildings.

While it is commonly used to insulate ceilings of residential buildings, Isover also offers products for application in drywall systems, HVAC systems, pipe insulation, over purlin and commercial roof insulation, suspended ceilings, high temperature insulations and high-performance soundproofing products. Glasswool products are packaged in rolls, batts, pipe form and ceiling tiles.

Mineral wool
Isover’s unique patented technology is used to produce ULTIMATE mineral wool from finely ground and blended batch materials, which are melted at 1 500°C in an electric furnace and then conditioned in a gas-fired fore-hearth.

ULTIMATE products are non-combustible and can operate in temperatures ranging from 300°C up to 660°C required for industrial applications. It is typically used for insulating large ducts, vessels, boilers, power generation, petro-chemical and industrial equipment, as well as larger curved surfaces or irregular shaped surfaces. ULTIMATE mineral wool products are packaged in rolls, batts and in pipe form.

Expanded polystyrene (EPS)
A lightweight, rigid, plastic foam insulation material produced from solid beads of polystyrene, EPS contains no CFCs and is considered ozone friendly. EPS products can operate in temperatures from -110°C to 70°C.

The use of EPS for thermal insulation results in significant energy savings and drastically decreases polluting gasses. Its applications range from flat roofs to household appliances, and even swimming pools and basement walls.

A global leader
A division of Saint-Gobain Construction Products, Isover is a market leader in manufacturing high-performance insulation products.

As one of the top 100 industrial groups in the world, Saint-Gobain is constantly innovating to make homes more comfortable, cost-efficient and sustainable worldwide. Since 1665, Saint-Gobain has demonstrated its ability to invent products that improve quality of life, which is evident in the fact that 20% of Saint-Gobain’s products did not exist five years ago.

Tel: 0860 476 837
Website: www.isover.co.za

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