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How to insulate walls and windows: tips for insulating the house and ensuring maximum thermal insulation of the building. An insulated house is convenient at any time of the year because it allows you to better face the summer heat and the winter cold.
By now most of our readers have already understood the importance of a good one thermal insulation. Those who are just approaching the world ofefficiencyenergy you will find some preliminary information in this article. While those who are ready for action will be able to find the organizational steps and the best solutions to adopt forinsulate house.
Those who already know how much they consume and what the weak points of their home are, can immediately take action and understand how to insulate the house starting from insulation of walls and windows.
Thermally insulated house
A thermal insulation inappropriate cause big energy waste. Invest in insulation it means making a double deal. On the one hand, you will get the mostenergy saving so as to make the electricity bill and on the other hand, you will have a house with an always optimal temperature (maximum domestic comfort). So where do you start for insulate house? Here are some steps we recommend to understand where to intervene.
Know what the critical points of the house are: energy audit
Consulting an expert doesn't mean spending a lot of money!
You can always request a free quote and proceed with your evaluations! A energy audit will provide concrete answers to your questions: "how much money does it take for insulate the house and above all, how soon will I recover this expense? ".
A Energy Audit it will show you where the house needs attention most. Technology a infrared exploited by sector specialists, it will help you identify the interventions to be operated.
The windows and doors are part of the energy challenge, also in this case theenergy audit and, with your bill in hand, you can understand how quickly the investment will be recovered. Considering the tax deductions and the immediate savings on your bill, it would not be bad to install insulating films on the windows or to choose airtight fixtures directly.
Remember, increase theenergy efficiency of a home means increasing the value the home has on the market. You can consider making these changes even before you see: a class A house it has a very interesting real estate value.
How to insulate walls
The Energy Audit will show you where to intervene. Generally, work is done on the building envelope by installing athermal coat.
Thermal coat, what is it
Thethermal coatis a layer ofinsulating materialswhich must be applied close to thewallsalready existing. If the application is performed on the external perimeter of the house, it is calledexternal thermal coat. The disadvantages of an external thermal coat to insulate the walls of the house are the costs (it has higher costs than the internal insulation of the walls) and the times that can be long.
If the application of this insulating layer is done inside the home, it is called an internal thermal coat. L'internal thermal insulationit is more practical and feasible than the outer coat. It has no particular disadvantages.
In both cases, forinsulate a wallyou have to rely on an expert in order to eliminate the risk of errors.
Only an adequate installation can eliminate thethermal bridges. On the market it is possible to find high-level materials, it will then be the labor that makes the difference, which is why we recommend that you contact specialized companies.
In the photo above you can see an example of an internal thermal coat thanks to which it will be possibleinsulate the walls of the house. These are self-expanded and self-glued cork panels, they are fixed dry and the installation work can be done in a very short time. The insulating panel shown is produced by the Tecnosugheri house, is certified for green building and has a class A + with regard to emissions in neighboring environments. In fact, when choosing insulating materials, we strongly advise you to aim for natural insulating materials that are not harmful to humans. Artificial insulation materials are best suited for those who choose toinsulate housethrough the external thermal coat.
Other important information (on how to insulate the roof, walls and floor) are contained in the article dedicated to the insulation of the building envelope.
How to insulate windows
It is important to insulate the roof,wallsand floors, but without ever neglecting the fixtures. The points of greatest energy expenditure are the windows and the Revenue Agency also agrees with us.
The Revenue Agency has made deductions available for the replacement of fixtures for those who choose high-performance materials and state-of-the-art installation techniques.
To insulate the windows, an installation must be carried out that prevents the appearance of thermal bridges at the height of the window profiles. The insulating windows have two or more coupled glass panes, where the interspace is filled with air or inert insulating gas. The profiles can be in wood, aluminum or pvc.
How to insulate your home using tax deductions
To obtain tax deductions for energy savings, it is important to demonstrate that the work performed saves energy and achieves a higher energy performance index. For all information, please read the page dedicated to the Ecobonus.