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How much does your home cost in terms of energy consumption?

You don’t know, do you?

To tell the truth, before writing this article I didn’t know either, then I just did some research and I found that I’m pretty good at saving energy, but I could do even better. So, take all the bills of the last year (electricity and gas) and add up all the amounts, then divide the result by the number of square meters of your house.

If your result is greater than 17, I’m sorry for you, but you’re wasting some money. All you have to do is improve the energy class of your home. It will not be difficult with our tips and you will earn money because you will increase the thermal comfort and the value of your property (when you decide to sell it). Surely, you have already heard of the energy class. For example, when you have to buy an appliance, its characteristics include an indication of the energy class, that is, how much electricity it can save during operation.

For a house, the energy class measures how efficient it is from the point of view of the consumption of electricity, water, and heating fuels. With a good energy class, your home acquires greater value because it guarantees economic savings and, if one day you decide to sell it, it will not be difficult to find buyers, despite the higher price.

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Let’s talk about thermal comfort

Earlier I mentioned thermal comfort; which is the situation that occurs in a class A home. I would say that it is appropriate to deepen this concept to give you a way to understand how a truly energy efficient home should be.

Meanwhile, let’s start from the official definition of thermal comfort which is very generic, in fact it reads:
“Thermal comfort is the mental condition of satisfaction with the thermal environment”
We could say that thermal comfort occurs when it is not he is neither hot nor cold.

And the absence of thermal comfort?
You do not have thermal comfort in a home if:

  • there are air currents;
  • there is a vertical difference in temperature (cold at the bottom and hot at the top);
  • the floors are hot or cold;
  • there is a radiant asymmetry (concept that we will see shortly).

The air currents are very annoying and derive from points where there is not a perfect seal. They can come from the proximity of the windows, from the dumpsters, from doors that do not close well. If they are present even minimally, we cannot speak of a house with thermal comfort.

The vertical difference in temperature occurs in all those interiors where underfloor heating is not adopted. Whether you heat your home with radiators, a fireplace, a pellet stove or any other system, in any case the hot air emitted points upwards for a simple physical reason: it is lighter and therefore rises.

Result: you have cold floors and warm ceilings, just the opposite of what you would need and, in addition, you consume fuel to create the ideal temperature for the spiders who will enjoy building cobwebs on the ceiling.

If you want to check reviews you can check Express Energy Reviews.

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