Thermal Comfort - Home Heating and Insulation

Indoor heating is responsible for the largest share of energy use in the home, and therefore deserves special attention!
Choose equipment with thermostat and a timer;
When heating, the comfort temperatures in a room are between 19 °C and 21 °C during the day and between 15 °C and 17 °C at night
An increase of one degree in the set-point temperature translates into about 6 % more energy consumption, which reflected in the energy bill
Install good insulation on the roof, walls and floors;
This measure can provide a 30 % savings on the energy bill
Heat losses through windows and doors are large, so they should be well insulated and never open when the heating is on;
To improve thermal comfort and seal cracks, you can use affordable materials that are easy to apply, such as silicone, polyurethane, insulating tapes and even the traditional draft excluder
Wood or PVC window frames guarantee the lowest thermal losses. If you prefer aluminium, opt for frames with a thermal barrier;
Choose double glazing, reducing the need for air conditioning and also minimizing outside noise;
During the day, let in natural light, and allow the Sun to warm your home. At night, close them to reduce the sensation of cold caused by the cooling windows;
Avoid covering radiators/heaters with clothing or furniture as this prevents adequate heat circulation;
Choose efficient inverter-type systems. Analyse the SCOP indicator, because the higher it is, the greater the savings.