How to Convert R-Values to K-Values
Insulation is an important component, both in new homes and in renovation of existing ones. Effective insulation reduces heating and air conditioning costs, reducing the amount of energy you use and saving you money. It's important to know the effectiveness of insulation, and it is often expressed using one of two values: K-value and R-value. K-values refer to the thermal conductivity of a set thickness of insulation and R-values express the resistance to heat transfer, taking into account the K-value of the material and its thickness.