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Thermal Insulation of Carpets


Author: Wools of NZ (2002), edited and updated by ITF Academy (2018)

The heat insulating characteristics of carpets are used to improve the comfort and well-being of
building inhabitants as carpets will keep the warmth in heated buildings in winter, and the heat out
of cooled and air-conditioned buildings in summer. This report looks at the reasons why certain
carpets – and certain underlays – are more effective than others in saving energy.