The insulating adjective is used to describe what it isolates. The verb isolate, on the other hand, is linked to what prevents the passage of sound, electricity or something else, or to what makes something separate from other elements.
Thermal, on the other hand, is an adjective that is linked to temperature or heat. An object is generally said to be thermal when it has the ability to maintain temperature unchanged.
With this in mind, we can introduce ourselves to the concept of thermal insulation. These are materials that have a high thermal resistance: that is, they oppose the flow of heat. A thermal material, therefore, stands as a wall between different media, preventing heat from passing through to equalize temperatures, as occurs naturally.
Suppose that a body has a temperature different from the temperature of the environment or the temperature of another body with which it is in contact. In those cases, a heat transfer occurs to achieve thermal equilibrium: thermal energy is transferred from the body with the highest temperature to the other. What a thermal insulator does is block that heat transfer.
A refrigerator (also called a fridge, refrigerator or freezer) maintains a temperature much lower inside it than the surrounding temperature. Therefore, to prevent heat from entering the room, the appliance is hermetically sealed with a thermal insulator.
It should be noted that heat is transmitted by conduction, convection, radiation and other methods. Thermal insulators, faced with this reality, can act in different ways. The cork, the aluminum, the wool and straw are some of the most widely used thermal insulation.
In recent years, a material has begun to be used precisely in the construction or reform of homes due to its great power as a thermal insulator. This is the so-called plasterboard and it is a set of plasterboard laminated between layers of cardboard.
In addition to that quality, this material is highly demanded because it allows you to enjoy other advantages, such as these:
-It has a really affordable price and is much more affordable to the pocket than other direct competitors.
-It is placed quickly and easily, with hardly any mess.
-It also offers great sound insulation.
-No less important is that the plasterboard is a very light material.
-It also has in its favor the one that allows you to give shape to absolutely personalized elements and structures.
-It has remarkable resistance.
In addition to what is indicated, we must emphasize that there are many other types of thermal insulation, such as extruded polystyrene, mineral wool, eco-insulation, sandwich panels, expanded polystyrene and polyurethane, among others. This without forgetting, of course, the so-called reflective light products or glass and rock wool.
To be able to choose the best thermal insulation, it is necessary to take into account a series of aspects such as these:
-The place where it is going to be placed and its characteristics.
-The price it has, in favor of adapting it to the pocket.
-If you need it for a house you are in during a season or throughout the year.