The term thermal insulation appeared from the capacity that certain materials have to be insulating, in other words, to prevent or make possible a lower exchange of heat. In this way, the main objective is to ensure a more comfortable and healthy environment.
The term thermal insulation appeared from the ability that certain materials have to be insulating, in other words, to prevent or make possible a lower exchange of heat. This is so because certain substances have a low coefficient of temperature conductivity and good conservation of properties over time.
In this sense, thermal insulation consists precisely in employing materials that contain this capacity for thermal resistance, reducing the exchange of heat between the internal and external environments.
Importance of thermal insulation in homes
Thermal insulation prevents the internal environment from losing heat and becoming cold when external temperatures are low, or, conversely, from becoming hot when external temperatures are higher.
In this way, the main purpose is to ensure a more comfortable and healthier environment.
Through this action, it is also possible to have significant savings in air conditioning costs, helping the building to be more efficient and even sustainable.
From the roof to the foundation of the house, turning the house into a sealed enclosure with good air circulation requires careful, continuous, and professional installation, limiting thermal bridges and protecting the insulation from humidity.
In addition, to make the insulation system truly effective, all parts of the house that are in contact with the outside must have a layer of insulation applied according to technical requirements.
Advantages of thermal insulation
- Maintains the ideal temperature - A small piece of insulating material is as resistant to temperature loss as a concrete wall.
- Decreases expenses on the bill - Minimizing losses translates into savings by adjusting heating and air conditioning expenses.
- Reduces energy consumption - By reducing energy consumption, we are also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
- Prevents humidity and condensation - Insulation keeps walls and ceilings dry, thus preventing their deterioration.
- Reduces noise - Some thermal insulation materials such as rock wool, or cotton panels also improve the sound insulation of our dwelling. But, you can also put in anti-noise windows.