Currently, as most of you know, thermal insulation is one of the key points for every home to be energy efficient. Increasingly the study of the materials, techniques and advantages of a good thermal insulation has been developing the technology and improvements needed to find a wide variety of insulation today.
Some examples of bad thermal insulators are metals since, in contrast to other materials; they are good conductors of heat. Construction materials such as plaster, brick or mortar have an average thermal resistance, while the best thermal insulators are mineral wool (rock and glass), so-called plastic foams, waste paper, sheep wool or some vegetables like straw.
At present Environment friendly insulation is also becoming very fashionable; it is about roofs and green facades. By means of the position of a vertical garden in the façade, these plants also act as thermal insulators, at the same time they improve environmental sustainability by regenerating CO2 by O2.
The thermal insulation of the envelope of a building is a very important action if we want to have considerable energy improvements. In architecture there are several technical solutions to thermally insulate a building, but SATE is the most efficient way. In winter we reduce the heat loss that escapes from the inside to the outside; while in summer it is the opposite, the thermal insulation helps us to block the incoming heat from the outside.
Traditional insulators such as pillars or forged edges easily create thermal bridges (areas where heat is more easily transmitted than in the surrounding areas). So we must cover our house with a good thermal insulator since the advantages are considerable:
– Guarantee the comfort of the home since it keeps the interior temperature stable regardless of the exterior conditions.
– Minimize heat loss as explained above.
– Increase the energy efficiency of the building because the buildings are responsible for more than 40% of the energy consumed in our country, of which 50% is lost through the opaque enclosures of the building.
– Reduce by 30% the expenses in acclimatization: The losses and gains of heat through the facades correspond to more than 30% of the total energy consumed in a single-family house.
So, we hope that once you have read the advantages of good thermal insulation, do not hesitate to urge it as soon as possible.
Advantages of thermal insulation:
- Savings of between 25 and 30% on the bill. A good thermal insulation makes the most of the energy consumption since it reduces the losses of cold and heat.
An estimated savings of up to 30% in heating and air conditioning.
- Well-being a comfortable temperature at home is one of the determining factors in the comfort of the home.
- Environment. Optimizing and adjusting energy expenditure reduces CO2 emissions and the impact of overconsumption of electricity and fuels on the environment.
- Spaces. Isolating some areas of the house allows you to gain meters and make unused rooms livable such as attics, basements or semi-basements.
Isolate from cold and heat:
Good insulation is one of the secrets not only of an efficient home but also of a comfortable home since it reduces heat losses and leaks in winter, as well as overheating and the entry of hot air in summer. The choice depends on the area you want to isolate (interior walls, facades, roofs or under roofs) and the type of installation.