THERMAL INSULATION GUIDE

THERMAL INSULATION GUIDE

THERMAL INSULATION: THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY OF SAVING FOR THE HOUSEHOLD ECONOMY

Thermal insulation, which minimizes heat exchange, is key to ensuring that our buildings are cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

 

A-) WHAT IS THERMAL INSULATION?

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Treating the exterior surfaces of buildings to save energy by prevent heat loss is called thermal insulation. The differential between the temperature of outward-facing interior surfaces and the indoor temperature must not be greater than 3 degrees. Increased temperature of interior surfaces of outer walls disrupts air stream indoors, which helps prevent heat loss.

The interior of buildings warm up faster in the winter, and cool down waster in the summer. Efficient use of energy reduces the cost of heating and cooling, providing savings.


B-) WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THERMAL INSULATION?

 

  • Minimizes heat loss, help keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
  • Balances temperature levels between rooms in your home, helping promote a healthier and more comfortable environment in the living areas.
  • Provides at least 40% saving on heating and cooling expenses.
  • Supports both individual and national economy.
  • Reduces external dependency for our country.
  • Prevents formation of mold and fungus in buildings.
  • Because it is applied on the exterior, causes no interior space loss.
  • Provides an aesthetic exterior appearance.
  • Reduces repair costs by protecting the building against external factors.
  • Prevents oxidation of steel bars inside the concrete, supporting greater resistance against earthquakes.
  • Reduces fuel consumption, driving a positive effect against environmental pollution and global warming.

C-) WHERE CAN THERMAL INSULATION BE USED?

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  • On flat or angled roofs.
  • Building exteriors.
  • Floors and walls in contact with soil.
  • Walls in unheated sections of warehouses, parking garages and similar buildings.
  • Overhang floors.

Air ducts, piping and other installation elements.


D-) HOW IS THERMAL INSULATION APPLIED?

  • Thermal insulation is applied using materials with low heat exchange, based on the specific characteristics of your building’s roof, floors, walls and installations. First, the surface is prepared and thermal insulation boards are affixed on the building exterior. Thermal insulation boards are fixed by bolting, and corner profiles are installed. Plaster and net are applied on thermal insulation boards, followed by mineral coating and finishing paint.
  • There must not be frosting during or within 24 hours following application of thermal insulation.

 


E-) HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE APPLICATION OF THERMAL INSULATION?

It depends on the size of the application area, the specific needs of the building, and the number of personnel applying it. The timeframe should be discussed in detail with the thermal insulation provider and established clearly in the agreement.


F-) THERMAL INSULATION TURNS DOWN YOUR HEATING BILLS

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Today, saving is indispensible for the household economy. Saving is directly related with individuals’ outlook for the future and, therefore, realization of their hopes and expectations. And saving, a key component of social and individual happiness, can be derived from thermal insulation the most.

Energy saving in buildings with thermal insulation benefits both the environment and the economy. In Turkey, many buildings still lack thermal insulation, and half of the resources spent on heating goes to waste.

Because heat loss is prevented in buildings with thermal insulation, the warm air inside is not transferred to outside. This keeps your home warmer while reducing the energy you consume for heating. Reduces energy consumption translates to monthly savings on your utility bills. Energy saving directly benefits your household economy.

The type and thickness of the insulation material used is also important. The thicker the material used, the higher the saving.


G-) THERMAL INSULATION INCREASES THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME

Thermal insulation also prevents bacteria, fungi, black spots and molding caused by condensation which may occur on your building exteriors, helping your building stay clean and beautiful like day one, while providing you a comfortable life. It also helps protect the supporting structures of your building against moisture, which prolongs the building’s service life and increases the value of your home.


H-) THERMAL INSULATION PAYS ITSELF OFF

res-6.jpgThe cost of thermal insulation is around 1 – 3% at the time of building construction. In fact, applying thermal insulation when building construction is underway will provide saving to the user even before they begin using the building. It will enable use of a lower-capacity heater, air conditioner, smaller heat exchangers and piping, which will reduce operating and capital costs.

In comparison, the cost of applying thermal insulation after construction will vary depending on the building size and needs. Post-construction thermal insulation will pay itself off after a few years.


RIGHT THERMAL INSULATION IN 10 STEPS

Thermal insulation is the best approach to preventing heat loss in buildings, saving energy and supporting a sustainable planet. The energy saving provided by thermal insulation of buildings benefits both the environment and the economy. Thermal insulation helps you heat or cool your home easier, while turning down the heat on your monthly utility bills.

  1. To prevent heat loss, start by installing thermal insulation on your walls. Make sure that thermal insulation covers all sections of your building with a potential for heat loss, like windows, floors and roof. This can provide you the highest degree of saving possible.
  1. Work with experienced professionals specialized in the field to select the most suitable thermal insulation material for your building. The specific thermal insulation needs are different for every building. The right provider will identify the appropriate material for your building and take the most efficient way of action.
  1. Incorrect application of thermal insulation may have undesirable consequences, including mold or moisture. Therefore, be sure to work with certified professionals who are specialized, experienced and appropriately trained in thermal insulation.
  1. After deciding to get thermal insulation, seek a survey of your building using thermal cameras to identify points of heat loss in your building. Be sure to work with a provide who offer surveying service before application.
  1. Work with reliable brands. Package systems offered by brands will ensure you receive quick resolution of any problems that may occur during the process.
  1. Make sure you receive your Energy Identification Certificate, which has become mandatory since 2011, when you receive thermal insulation service.
  1. Seek post-application surveying using thermal cameras to determine the degree by which heat loss has been reduced in your building.
  1. Remember to ask which of the TSE, İKOG, or ETAG quality certificates your thermal insulation provider holds before granting the contract.
  1. Renew your exterior paint after thermal insulation. This will not only improve the visual appeal of your building, it will protect it against the elements. Be sure to choose a high-technology exterior paint as with your thermal insulation.  
  1. Thermal insulation prices may vary depending on your building characteristics. Choose a provider that provides the best quality of service at the best prices.

 

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