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Thermal insulation is more effective than reflective insulation in colder climates.

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Question: Thermal insulation is more effective than reflective insulation in colder climates.
Top Answer (71% of 14 votes): True.

Answer: True
Explanation: Thermal insulation is made with air pockets. These separated air pockets slow the transfer of heat that occurs through convection. By contrast, reflective insulation reduces conductive heat flow. The reflective surface disburses radiant heat gain, which helps to keep hot surfaces and areas cooler.
The Drying Co./ThermalTec
Answer: True
Explanation: Therma insulation helps keep cold out and warm in and or opposite in the summer
Saunders Insulation
Answer: True
Explanation: Studies have shown that "radiant barriers" are only effective in cold climates in the absence of any thermal insulation. They are not cost-effective.
Progressive Energy Services
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: We don't promote either product as its not as effective as air sealing.
Answer: True
Explanation: Thermal insulation is more effective because it has a higher r-value
Smith Insulation
Answer: True
Explanation: Reflective insulation is more for places like Palm Springs, were it reaches high temperatures.
The Wildlife Specialist LLC
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