ekovilla warm and cozy breathable thermal insulation

Warm

Ekovilla gives warmth to your house. This warmth means much more than just degrees as your house should be warm in the right way. Ekovilla’s warmth means the comfortability for your house and your family without having to overheat your home to stay warm. It means atmosphere that brings well-being to your home, your family and the environment. Ekovilla warmth takes many different forms.

Together, they create a home, which is comfortable to live in.

Ekovilla’s warm comes from natural solutions

The efficiency of thermal insulation is measured by thermal conductivity values. Ekovilla also has other properties that affect warmth. This is possible with a naturally functioning insulating fiber.

The most effective solutions for thermal insulation come from the nature. Animals living in cold climates have adapted to cold conditions because their furs’ top coats are hollow with plenty of temperature insulating air pockets. In addition, they have curly undercoats mixed in, that prevent air from moving inside.

This is the functionality that Ekovilla has polished to keep your home comfortably warm even the harshest of climates. The wood fiber we use, comes naturally from the nature. Inside each fiber there are cells that contain pockets of air, in which the air stays in place, forming an effective thermal insulation. There is also has plenty of insulating air between the fibers. We grind and hone our fiber material further to create air pockets between fibers. This is to maximize the insulating effect, thus creating a unique, fluffy consistency of the fiber and well-formed thermal insulation.

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Wood fiber we use is further processed into a fluffier texture with air pockets to maximize its thermal insulation abilities.

The fluffier structure of the fiber serves also another purpose. Low air permeability is an important feature especially in wall structures, because the temperature difference in structures tries balance itself – to find a thermal equilibrium. And this difference between the inside and outside causes airflow – called convection – inside the insulation.

Therefore the warmer air inside of the structure tends to rise up while the colder air tends to descend – in winter the warmer air is closer to the elements inside the house and colder air closer to the outside. This will slowly transfer heat to through the structure and have a negative effect to the optimal temperature.  However, the denser and fluffier the fibrous structure containing the air, the less affect will convection -and therefore the cooling effect- have on the structure. This is why we put our fiber material through a careful refining process: To disable the convection effect.

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The convection effect in a normal material and in fluffier wood fiber. Movement of the warmer and colder air can be lessened as can be seen on the right.