Thermal Insulation in Buildings
Thermal insulation is the process of reducing the heat transfer between the surfaces using special materials in order to prevent the cold air in the exterior environment from causing temperature loss in the interior environments in winter months, and hot air in the exterior environment from causing temperature increase in the interior environments in summer months.
In order to balance the temperature in our houses, we try to increase the temperature using fuels like natural gas and coal in winter, and decrease the temperature using air conditioners or similar cooling appliances in summer. We consume a certain amount of energy during all these heating and cooling processes. Unfortunately, more than half of the energy, which is used for heating purposes in buildings, is lost when there is no thermal insulation.
Thermal insulation is the heat loss that occurs in sections of buildings like columns, beams, walls and marble under windows. Thermal bridges existing in our buildings causes a significant amount of loss in the energy we spend by conducting heat transfer from exterior environment. Thermal Insulation prevents heat transfer from exterior environment by eliminating thermal bridges, thus provides energy saving by allowing for the most efficient use of the energy we spend.
Our world is facing global warming threat due to gas effect that emerges with the consumption of resources like petroleum and coal. Season changes are experienced as a result of that effect. Maximum energy efficiency is one of the issues on which the scientists study most against this phenomenon that threatens the future of humankind. Thermal Insulation not only is a precaution against global warming by providing more than 50 percent energy saving and reducing the consumption of the resources like petroleum and coal that are consumed for heating purposes but also contributes to the national economy and protection of the environment.
In other words, Thermal Insulation means providing maximum saving and comfort in buildings.