We’re not suggesting you scrap the central heat. We are saying you can cut your energy use dramatically simply by installing pure, natural, wool carpeting.
Think of your cozy blanket or your best winter coat, wool is a highly effective insulating material that has been used for years insulating people.
Sheep wool is a natural insulator because it has a crimped nature which traps air in millions of tiny pockets. Air is an excellent insulator since it does not conduct or disperse heat well. Sheep wool insulation has an R-value (resistance to heat flow) of approximately 3.5 to 3.8 per inch of material thickness Next summer you’ll keep saving as your wool carpet absorbs moisture during periods of high-humidity and releasing it when conditions are dry and in so doing helps keep the indoors comfortable any time of year, naturally
Breathable wool keeps things cooler in summer and warmer in winter. It attracts and holds airborne particles and pollutants so you can breathe comfortably when the cold December winds keep the windows and doors shut tight for the season. Speaking of December, wool is also the most fire-safe of any interior textile so there’s little concern that a pesky Yule log will incinerate the whole place. Plus, unlike Uncle Carl, wool ages gracefully. Additionally, since wool is naturally static-free Uncle Carl won’t electrocute himself when he shuffles over and grabs the ladle for another snifter of Holiday Nog.
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