If you take responsibility for the control of energy consumption at home, then your house will be much more energy-efficient. To achieve this, you must make sure that you pay attention to some details. Fortunately in Spain, it is becoming more and more important to direct our real estate system towards sustainability. Our planet´s resources are not infinite and thus, the housing sector has become aware that it plays an important part in the fight against climate change. But if we own property, what can we do regarding this issue? Is it within our power to make our house more energy-efficient? Without doubt we can do it! In addition, contrary to the opinion of some people, we do not have to make a great effort to achieve this. It is a fact that Spanish people appreciate more and more a house which has an Ecological Certificate. We all prefer a house which respects the environment and on top of this we have full knowledge of all the tax advantages which we will have. But we can still do more. It is estimated that Spanish houses could save up to 30% in their gas and electricity bills if some details were taken into account. We will tell you about them.
GOOD THERMAL INSULATION
In this blog, we have already written about the importance of having good thermal insulation at home. If a house is perfectly well insulated then there will obviously not be any loss of heat. Thus, unnecessary heat and air-conditioning expenses can be avoided. That is why it is advisable to examine and check our windows and make sure they have the right window pane thickness. Windows with double glazing reduce the cold up to nearly 50%. If our windows are not of good quality, then we should change them. This investment will turn into savings as time goes by and our planet will be grateful.
THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD ROLLER BLINDS
As summer time progresses and the heat increases, roller blinds are wonderful partners in avoiding the impact of the sun. Are you accustomed, each summer, to receiving high bills for using the air-conditioning? Haven´t you ever thought about installing roller blinds so as to reduce energy-consumption? Good quality roller blinds help minimize the impact of the sun and hence keeps the house cool. As a result, you will not have to turn on the air-conditioning in excess during the hottest months.
BE CAREFUL WITH THE LIGHT
In this blog, we wrote an article saying that it is essential that a house has light and brightness. However, you must know which type of light you have. Do you use it in a responsible way? Whenever you can, take advantage of natural light in order to avoid unnecessary electricity consumption. And also, make sure that you have low consumption Led bulbs.
WHAT KIND OF BOILER DO YOU HAVE?
It is of prime importance to have a good boiler so that the heating and the hot water consumption is the most adequate. If you have an old boiler, then it is very likely that you are consuming more energy than you really need. If this is the case, you should consider changing it. On the other hand, a thermostat which controls the temperature will help you plan your heating consumption in winter. If you have not got one, install it and above all, turn on the heating in a responsible way.
Electrical household appliances are also of great importance regarding consumption efficiency. Energy labelling serves to know if your electrical household appliance consumes a reasonable amount of energy. Make sure that your refrigerator, washing machine or dishwasher have low energy consumption. You can see this on the label where the letters A and B are printed. If this is not the case, then we advise you to change your electrical household appliance for a low energy consumption one.