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What are PCM's

The science behind Insul-Smart products lies in the timeless and versatile function of Phase Change Materials (PCMs). PCMs are substances that absorb and release large amounts of thermal energy while melting and freezing. When melting, PCMs absorb thermal energy, and use that heat to melt rather than to increase in temperature, then stores the heat as latent heat. When freezing, the PCMs give up the stored thermal energy and in doing so “recharge” for the next time conditions exceed desired temperature set points. When water freezes it changes phase from liquid water to a solid state – frozen ice. When ice melts, it changes phase to its liquid state – water. The three main types of PCM’s used today are organic (paraffin and non-paraffin), inorganic (salt hydrates and alloys) and eutectic (combination of two or more organic, inorganic or both).

Why Is SHEILD PCM So Effective

Shield actively captures, stores, and downgrades thermal energy to its phase change temperature. This allows Shield to increase comfort levels in warmer months as ambient temperatures rise above the designated phase change temperature. In doing so it absorbs thermal energy and uses that heat to melt and store latent heat. As ambient temperatures decrease in the evening, Shield refreezes and releases stored thermal energy back into the space at the phase change temperature, rather than at the peak temperature(s) it formerly absorbed. During cooler months it maximizes the heat your home or business can hold, by capturing and releasing heat when temperatures dip below its phase change temperature. Thus, Shield effectively modulates the Delta-T (temperature difference) between spaces as means to improve comfort levels and reduce HVAC usage, runtimes, and consumption.

How is PCM Changing The Game

Shield’s proprietary PCM formulations are selected in conjunction with regional climate zones. This allows us to equip homes, businesses, offices, and schools with customized solutions that are designed for optimal comfort and performance. That being said, savings and comfort should never come at the cost of safety, which is why Shield achieves a Class-A Fire Safety Rating and offers unmatched peace of mind in the case of a fire.

Why Insul-Smart?

Our energy and the world we live in are invaluable to the life we live. Insul-Smart is sourced responsibly and sustainably, ensuring we leave a positive impact on the environment. With every installation we are collectively contributing to a healthier planet, and a brighter tomorrow.