How to improve the energy expenditure of your home
After an analysis of the consumption and the identification of the main points of energy loss, it is possible to intervene in several ways, from thermal protection wraps to the replacement of heating systems.
When choosing to improve energy efficiency in a residential property, it is better not to make hasty decisions. First, an energy audit is required: this is an analysis carried out by experts to identify the weak points in the heating system and in the insulation offered by the external layer of the structure of the home.
What are the best options to improve insulation?
The exterior walls of a building could, for example, benefit from a thermal protection wrap, where layers of insulating material are applied to the facade or insulation could be applied inside the house. While the first operation involves the external facade of a residential building, the second can be carried out on individual properties by installing insulating layers on the internal surfaces of the perimeter walls. Another improvement option is to replace existing windows with more efficient models that provide insulation through double or triple glazing or even windows filled with inert gas to reduce transmittance (heat transfer rate).
From the more everyday side you can take faster actions and that also help reduce the energy expenditure of a home. Below we share a list of how to do it:
- Use efficient products such as light bulbs and LED lights, we also recommend to always prefer appliances with the energy efficiency seal (EE)
- Use your heating system consciously, turning it off when not in use.
- Try to use most of the day, sunlight.
In our homes we can make a big difference in terms of energy consumption, with actions as simple as the ones we just shared.