In re: Aerogels the next home insulation?

Dr. Peter Tsou of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory once said, “you could take a two- or three-bedroom house, insulate it with aerogel, and you could heat the house with a candle. But eventually the house would become too hot.” So why haven’t we all been spraying our building’s with the stuff? Unfortunately, for the past 75 years the stuff’s been way too expensive, but that’s all about to change.

via Aerogel Becomes Affordable as a Home Insulator | Apartment Therapy Unplggd.

Forget global warming or environmentalism there are some simpler reasons to conserve energy in our houses, simply saving money.  If you check out the video in the above post on Aerogels from Aspen Aerogels I think you’ll be impressed.  Now I know not everyone gets excited about R values, but this stuff is crazy cool hopefully it continues to drop in price .


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