4 TIPS FOR IMPROVING YOUR HOME'S THERMAL INSULATION EASILY
4 TIPS FOR IMPROVING YOUR HOME'S THERMAL INSULATION BEFORE THE COLD STARTS!
In autumn temperatures begin to fall, and we begin to feel the presence of winter, months in which we turn on the heating much more, in order to avoid the cold. In this article we give you some tips to improve your house's, countryhouse's or village house's thermal insulation, in order to help you avoid heat losses.
1- Doors & windows
The heat of a home can escape without we notice it, especially through windows and doors, two very frequent leak points in dwellings, and therefore, the ones that have to be taken into consideration when improving the home's thermal insulation. It is highly recommended choosing resistant windows, if possible with double glazing and with airtight air chamber, which insulates the interior of the house from the outside temperatures and also from the noise. As an alternative, we can combat the escape of heat with a good system of blinds, closing the exterior / internal shutters at night, or placing thick curtains on the windows, which will act as a barrier to the cold.
In addition, the cold can also seep through the doors, so we can choose to place a solid or hardwood main door, which offers will offer a great resistance in terms of safety and also will prevent the passage of cold into the interior. It is necessary to take into consideration the importance of placing a good carpentry both in doors and in the windows, and cover any crack or gap with silicone, or another insulating materials such as gaskets, joints and others, easy to install in corners and / or in upper / lower surfaces.
2- Walls & floors
A simple way to insulate the walls and floors in your house, country house or village house without much effort and at an affordable price, is covering them with wood paneling, which prevents heat from escaping towards the outside. The floors can also be covered with carpets or carpeting, which have an important impact on the home's thermal insulation, thanks to their fabrics, which retain heat and prevent the floor from becoming a leak point. The fact of having blankets, quilts, covers or other textile elements in the rooms also contributes to the rooms' heat maintenance in your house, country house or village house.
3- Take advantage of sun-light
During the day, take advantage of the sunlight as much as you can, both to illuminate and to heat the interior of the house. Clear the windows of curtains, shutters and blinds. The crystals produce a “mirror or magnifying glass effect” towards the interior of your home, which lead the solar irradiation and its heat to the points where the sun's rays arrive.
4- Program your air conditioning systems
The most chosen alternative against the cold is to turn on the heating or any air conditioning system available, however, these usually spend a lot of electricity, and its prolonged use can negatively affect in your electricity bill at the end of the month. Always choose systems that allow you to program their use, these turn off automatically after a set period of time; If you have done a good improvement of your home's thermal insulation, when you turn off the appliance, you will only need to close the doors and windows to keep the heat into the room for longer.
A good thermal insulation in a house, a country house or a village house can help you save up to 30% energy, a positive factor that also translates into considerable savings on the electricity bill and in less CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. In addition, you will ensure yourself an efficient and quality energy certificate, very necessary if you want to sell your house in the future. Before winter arrives, pay close attention to possible leak points or possible defects that may damage to our home thermal stability, so when the cold comes your home will be well-prepared.