Cheers! That is, how thermal insulating paint can improve your well-being!

There is nothing more precious than our health. We dream of maintaining physical and mental fitness to experience life to the fullest, and when we retire, to have the strength to take care of our grandchildren and pursue our passions. However, taking care of our health is not such a simple task. There are dangers lurking in many places. We fight some of them, ignore others, hoping that somehow we will succeed. And many of us are not even aware of some of the dangers. This is what this article is about! You will learn whether a building can be sick, what the relationship is between temperature and health. Welcome to the reading.

Sick Building Syndrome and Thermal Insulation Paint

What is Sick Building Syndrome?

Imagine a situation where you are a doctor and patients come to you with similar symptoms (headaches, irritated eyes, breathing problems). Of course, you treat them according to your medical knowledge and with full commitment, but at some point, you notice that all these people live in the same neighborhood. Is it a coincidence? Maybe, but it definitely needs to be checked. This is exactly the problem that began to be dealt with in the 1970s. It turned out that the buildings, which were improperly designed, are to blame for the poor well-being of the residents. Scientists and specialists from the World Health Organization have examined the matter. To describe such a situation, the term “Sick Building Syndrome” started to be used. Although the name may suggest that it is the building that is sick, the problem and discomfort are felt by the people inside it. People affected by this disease may experience significant fatigue, have problems with concentration, and have dry and irritated eyes. They often experience headaches or itchy skin. Breathing problems, nausea, and dizziness also occur. Interestingly, these symptoms usually worsen while staying in a specific building and decrease after leaving it. Fatigue may be a symptom of mold or fungus on the wall It has also been found that this syndrome is associated with the development of other diseases. Quite early on, scientists noticed that people struggling with Sick Building Syndrome often begin to suffer from various allergies.

Where does this syndrome come from?

Today we have much more data and we can determine what contributes to the development of this disease. Poor indoor air quality is usually the primary cause. This can be caused by poor ventilation, but also by chemical or biological factors. In the latter case, it is, of course, about mold, fungi, and other microorganisms that can inhabit walls and spread throughout the house through the air. That’s why it’s so important to take care of the walls, make sure that water does not condense on them, and that there are no thermal bridges. It is precisely in such places that these unwelcome guests like to thrive. A thermal insulation coating can be a solution to this (you can read more about it in the article: How to protect walls and ceilings from mold and fungus?) Other causes of Sick Building Syndrome include issues related to poor humidity control, inadequate ventilation, or too low or too high temperature. Psychological factors such as workplace-related stress or unpleasant associations with a particular building may also be significant.

Thermal Comfort and Mental Health

And since we’re talking about well-being, it’s worth considering whether we feel thermal comfort at home and at work. In other words, whether it’s warm enough in winter and not too hot in summer. Although everyone has their preferences, most people prefer a temperature around 21 degrees Celsius. By being in our favorite temperature, we will be calmer and more relaxed, and we will also feel more motivated, not only to do household chores, but also to engage in active leisure activities. Thermal comfort is an important factor in mental health How can we simply ensure thermal comfort, both in summer and winter? It is necessary to invest in good thermal insulation for the buildings we live and work in. This will also provide better well-being when paying heating bills, and in July and August for cooling. ­čśë

Healthy like… thermal insulation paint

To solve some of the problems associated with Sick Building Syndrome or to improve thermal comfort, we recommend FCOM’s thermal insulation coatings. They have a number of properties. They work great for insulating buildings to increase thermal comfort. They have anti-mold, antifungal, and antibacterial properties, and on walls painted with our paints, water condensation does not occur. They are safe for health and environmentally friendly. You can find more about our coatings in previous articles and on the page dedicated to specific products:
  1. GoTherm┬« ÔÇö thermal insulation paint, 1 mm of this paint is equivalent to 6 cm of styrofoam. Available in different colors!
  2. GoTherm┬« ÔÇö thermal insulation compound, it has the same properties as GoTherm paint, but it can be applied with a spatula.
  3. AT Termo┬« ÔÇö premium thermal insulation paint, 1 mm of this coating is like 10 cm of styrofoam.
Also see: What instead of styrofoam? Thermal insulation paint – how to choose it? Can thermal insulation paint be used