Why should you improve the energy efficiency of your home if you are going to carry out a reform

A home reform can have many objectives, such as changing the layout, fixing a defect, enhacing the decoration, or improving the insulation. However, although the latter is not the main reason, any reform should be used to improve this aspect of our home, since in the long term it will have multiple benefits.

Long term energy savings

Insulating our home ensures that the energy we use to maintain a comfortable temperature at home is minimal compared to the results. The efficiency of this will determine the exchange of temperature of the exterior of our house with the interior. It is especially important in buildings that are more exposed, although it is also relevant in those more “sheltered” by their surroundings. Tall buildings that do not have other constructions around them, for example, are more exposed to changes in temperature and, therefore, their insulation will play a key role in damping these thermal changes. Something similar happens in the penthouses, especially in summer, since they are exposed to the sun directly and it will be the materials that protect it that will determine to what extent this affects the interior.

Choose the best insulation methods

Insulation is usually related only to the material that covers the walls, with examples such as polystyrene or rockwool, but floors and ceilings are also key when it comes to ensuring a thermal balance in each room. Another important point to take into account are the windows, which will cause a significant heat loss in winter if they do not have the appropriate characteristics.

These renovations will be an especially important change in older buildings as building regulations have become increasingly stringent on energy efficiency and new buildings are already strongly insulated. Buildings over 30 years old, however, will undergo an important change with just a few adjustments such as the cladding of partitions, which consists of the construction of secondary partitions alongside the existing ones, among which there is a space that is filled with insulating material . By creating an air chamber, the temperature exchange is greatly dampened. Similarly, changing the floor for a laminate flooring will prevent heat loss from this surface, so is something to also take into consideration when planning a reform.

Make sure the heat is not lost through the windows

The windows have undergone a large number of structural changes to the most current models, with double or triple panes with an air chamber and different opening options. There are numerous options of materials with different practical applications such as PVC as insulation, and aluminum with a thermal break system that prevents water condensation. Our recommendation is the tilt and turn windows, as they are the ideal option to improve energy efficiency in a reform.

The importance of good insulation does not only lie in the possibility of obtaining a good energy efficiency certificate. Although this is very important when renting or selling a property, if we want to be comfortable in our home, good insulation will contribute to the long-term savings that occurs by avoiding large heating or air conditioning costs to maintain pleasant temperatures at home.

Invest in efficient radiators

Once you have ensured an optimal insulation, it is time to choose which electric radiatos best suits your needs. At Haverland we care for your confort, and our Simply electric radiator is an energy-efficient solution that works for everyone and in all types of living and workspace.

Easily installable, Simply is perfect for small reforms and will increase the energy efficiency of your home, as it is Lot 20 compliant. It is easy to use and it will allow you to save on your electricity bill thanks to its energy-saving features. Via the app, you can create a personal weekly heating schedule, choosing the ideal temperature setting for each hour and each day, saving energy by heating the room only when you need it.  An adaptive start function will ‘pre-heat’ the room, so it reaches the right temperature just when you need it, further reducing energy waste.