A well-insulated home is the key to staying warm, but also and above all to making real energy savings! Here are all our tips.
For a well-insulated home, you need to be well-equipped!
Boosting the energy performance of your home does not always go hand in hand with a heavy investment. A well-insulated home is also thanks to inexpensive equipment that can significantly improve your comfort, such as a room thermostat that will automatically maintain the chosen temperature, or thermostatic taps on your radiators and insulating film on your windows.
But don’t lose sight of the fact that the first factor in energy savings is the maintenance of your boiler. Regularly visited, it will consume 8% to 12% less energy*. To avoid heat loss, insulate the pipes and the hot water tank if they are in an unheated room. And when the sun is shining, open the curtains wide: the sun’s heat is completely free!
Insulate the roof, walls and windows
In most older homes, these precautions will unfortunately often prove insufficient. So, if you can, insulate! Starting with the roof, walls and windows, which are the main sources of heat loss in the house. But touching the “envelope” of the house requires choices and, of course, sometimes a significant initial investment.
What work should be carried out first?
There is no ready-made answer to this question as it depends on many factors. Therefore, the best thing to do is to go to one of the 450 Info Service Renovation Points (Pris) spread throughout France. There, independent specialists will inform you and advise you free of charge (the simple gestures to carry out, the type of equipment to choose, help, possible loans…) in an individualized way.
Is your boiler more than 20 years old?
Investing in a new boiler, more efficient and less energy consuming, will allow you to make significant savings. What’s more, your installation will pollute less and produce less greenhouse gases. A specialized agency helps you to replace your old boiler by means of an energy bonus, which can be combined with the tax credit and the Eco-loan, allowing you to save up to €600.