Nearly half of all your heating can escape if your home is not properly insulated. Instead of increasing the power of the thermostat, you should insulate your home! This guide will help you learn how to insulate your house, save hundreds of dollars on your electric bill, and reduce your carbon footprint.
- Stop wasting energy through the doors. Place weather-stripping around outside of the doors and inside, if necessary. The insulating tapes can be bought cheaply in some stores and are very easy to install.
- Make sure windows are well insulated. The cracks and crevices around window frames are common places where air can escape. To check for weaknesses in your window, you can put your palm along the edge of the frame. If you feel a breeze, then you have a hole. You can use caulk or sealant to fix it.
- Consider installing double glazing. It is worth investing in double glazing if you haven’t already. This could save you hundreds of dollars on your annual heating bill.
- Use accessories for windows. Closing the curtains or blinds after dark traps warm air, prevents drafts, and feels more comfortable! Use curtains and blinds with thermal support for greater heat retention.
- Fill in the blanks. Most houses have spaces between the baseboard and the floor. This is a job for silicone sealants. If you have a wooden floor and want to isolate it completely, you should hire experts to isolate the floor under the baseboards.
- Insulate the attic. Insulating the attic on an average home can save one ton of carbon dioxide a year and cause a significant reduction in your bills. This is one of the options to save more energy in a more efficient, cheap and simple way, and anyone can do it.
- Plasterboard placed in “cold walls”. If you have “cold walls” in your home, you can place thick plaster boards 10-15 cm. The process is very simple and you can choose between block and drywall. Plaster walls are easy to install and can and not very expensive.
- Cover your hot water tank with a 80 mm hot sleeve. This stops heat loss by 75% and you can recover its cost in less than 6 months.
Seek professional advice if you’re not sure what to do. The money you spend will be well spent and you will definitely make a positive difference in your home.