Energy Saving tip – use rugs & carpets to create higher R-values | Low Energy Consultancy

Energy Saving tip – use rugs & carpets to create higher R-values

Everyone loves a hardwood or marble floor, but if you don’t have underfloor heating it can feel cold. Carpets or rugs add comfort but they also insulate, in the same way as blinds or curtains insulate windows. The fibres in the fabric help to trap air. These materials have a greater potential for higher R-values of thermal resistance. The higher the value of R, the better the thermal performance and heat retention.