Building Hot Spots and How to Insulate Them Better

  • Insulate Building Hot Spots Better with Energy Protect Coating

Building Hot Spots and How to Insulate Them Better

Much of a building’s energy use is related to “hot spot” areas where heat transfer occurs because they aren’t properly insulated. When you’ve got poorly insulated areas in a building envelope it means higher heating bills in the winter as heat escapes the building, and higher cooling bills in the summer as heat conducts into the building.

Knowing where these prime energy loss areas are and how to insulate them better means a more comfortable and more energy efficient building.

One of the things that people love about Syneffex™ coatings is that they’re multipurpose. For example, the same product can be used to insulate interior and exterior walls, ceilings, and even ductwork. Energy Protect™ is a powerhouse that packs the benefits of energy savings, mold/mildew resistance, and UV and moisture resistance into a simple-to-use coating.

Building Hot Spots and How to Insulate Them with Energy Protect™

Here are some common areas of a building where energy is lost due to inadequate insulation and how to make them more energy efficient.

Walls Between Conditioned and Unconditioned Space

If you have a warehouse that’s not air-conditioned and shares a wall with conditioned offices, that’s a big area where you could be losing a lot of energy. Likewise, exterior perimeter walls that are metal or solid block without any insulation can also be costing you big time.

Energy Protect™ is a perfect solution for these types of hot spots because it doesn’t require any additional space. Simply paint the wall with 3 coats to reduce the heat transfer and stop that energy waste. Tested at 3 coats over 8 centimeters cement wall sections, the coating was shown to reduce heat transfer by 34.8%.

Skylights or Factory Windows

Windows and skylights often go uninsulated since they can’t be covered with older methods of insulation. While allowing in natural light, they also let in harmful UV rays and allow heat to get in or escape, depending upon the season.

Energy Protect™ is easily coated over skylights and factory windows that don’t require complete clarity. The coating reduces heat transfer, allows 90-92% of the visible light through, while reducing harmful UV rays by 80% and reducing harsh glare.

Construction Connectors and Beams

Concrete slabs and metal beams can often conduct heat from a hotter area to a cooler one, especially if they run from outside to inside the building. This is another area where our coatings can easily be used to seal up a hot spot by coating the surface to reduce thermal bridging.

HVAC Ductwork

The ductwork that brings the cool or warm air throughout your building can be costing you in energy dollars if it’s insulated with older or failing materials. Ductwork is often subject to condensation due to the temperature differential and this moisture degrades older insulation materials, like fiberglass, so it’s not insulating much at all once it gets wet.

Energy Protect™ coating has been used by large corporations as a better way to insulate their building’s ductwork because it’s moisture resistant, won’t degrade like other insulation, and improves the energy efficiency of their HVAC system.

Save energy by insulating building hot spots

Want to Stop Energy Losses from Building Hot Spots?

We have simple solutions that are effective and last for years with no reduction in performance. Just contact us online for a specification or give us a call at 800-858-3176 and plan on having a more energy efficient building this year!

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