Consumer appliances play a big role in our lives, from providing us comfort to essential services. Without a kettle or stove, how would we make our warm cuppas on cold winter mornings? It’s a scary thought… But for many UK homeowners, the cost of living crisis is taking a toll and the use of many products mean higher consumer appliance costs. This is heightened by appliances that aren’t designed and manufactured to be efficient, both in performance and energy use.
Insulation is a critical component in consumer appliances that helps regulate temperature, increase useful life, and improve overall efficiency. It essentially acts as a barrier, or buffer, preventing the transfer of heat from the appliance’s interior to the surrounding environment or vice versa. By reducing heat loss or gain, insulation improves end-user safety and minimises the need for excessive energy consumption, thereby lowering energy bills and extending the lifespan of appliances.