ENERGY REHABILITATION: ENVIRONMENTALISM STARTS AT HOME

When we think about having a more environmentally friendly life, things come to mind like recycling our waste, donating money to an organization dedicated to cleaning up contaminated areas, or even participating in a reforestation campaign. However, sometimes a much greater impact can be made with actions that not only give us the peace of mind of knowing that we are doing something good for the planet, but also mean savings for us.

It is well known that much of the pollution is due to the constant production of electrical energy that a modern home demands. Plugging in the cell phone charger, using the washing machine, turning on the heater... all are daily actions that mean that an average house has very high electricity consumption. However, this can be significantly reduced if we apply a energy rehabilitation in our home.

But what is the energy rehabilitation?

We could think that it is a process that returns our house to a point of origin, practically as if it were newly purchased. However, this goes further; the energy rehabilitation It is not limited to a couple of repairs, but also involves renovation, with the implementation of modern improvements that help save energy.

What are these reforms?

To know, we just need to look at how we spend the energy that reaches our homes. In winter, for example, a large part of the energy budget is allocated to all types of heating, most of which consume a non-negligible amount of electricity. In summer, the same thing happens with air conditioners. Therefore, instead of having prohibitive consumption in these seasons, the best option would be to improve the thermal insulation of the home, which would end up meaning great savings. In conclusion, a energy rehabilitation consists of any reform that involves a decrease in electricity consumption (or other types of energies) improving some aspect of the home related to it.

Knowing if you have to implement one in your home or not is simple. The process to know is complex, as it takes into account a lot of factors that we will hardly know about our home, such as calculating its thermal insulation. However, hiring an energy certificate service is quick and simple, and it is common (if we have bought or rented the building after 2013) for this to already be done. This rating system is based on letters from A to G, so, unless you have a rating of A, you can decide to improve it with the measures proposed by the person who has carried out the certificate, increasing the energy efficiency of the place and, in the long term, saving on energy bills.

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