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New Insulation Type Might Hit the Market

If you could install thinner and more efficient insulation material, would you? I think we all would, however, before now that hasn’t existed. Luckily, an Iowa State University professor is working to find a cheaper alternative to our typical fiberglass panels.

The problem with fiberglass, Professor Akinc says, is “you lose that nice, high-insulating character over time. It could be OK for a refrigerator, which we can replace in 10 years or less but for buildings, we’re talking about 50-year life cycles.”

The most promising find, to date, is diatomite. He hopes this new insulator can eventually hit the market. Learn more about the story here »

The right insulation can make a big difference in your energy bills. Schmidt Mechanical can install yours in San Antonio and the surrounding area! Call us today at (210) 361-7002or visit our website for more information.

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