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The relationship between energy efficiency and thermal insulation

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Thermal insulation is the best way to improve the energy efficiency of a home. It represents long-term savings but also an investment. A home with good thermal insulation holds higher value in the real estate market because the initial investment and potential construction work will result in significant future savings and gains.

The Relationship between Energy Efficiency and Thermal Insulation

It’s important to understand that paying less on bills doesn’t necessarily mean improved energy efficiency at home. For instance, a household in Reus with an Iberdrola tariff can contact customer service to secure a cheaper tariff. Similarly, a customer with an Iberdrola electricity tariff in Lugo can lower their contracted power and see reduced bills. However, neither home has improved energy performance.

Conversely, enhancing thermal insulation directly improves energy efficiency. This is because a well-insulated home retains heat and coolness better, reducing the need for excessive heating and air conditioning. Additionally, effective thermal insulation prevents dampness and improves indoor air quality, minimizing external pollution.

Improving Energy Efficiency with Small Actions

While thermal insulation is undoubtedly the best energy-saving option, there are smaller actions consumers can take to achieve similar effects on a smaller scale and with minimal or no cost:

Lights: Replace incandescent bulbs with LED lights and turn off lights when leaving a room. Also, avoid using artificial lighting when there’s sufficient natural light.

Appliances: Replace appliances with energy-efficient models and use them intelligently.

Water: Opt for showers over baths and turn off the tap while soaping or brushing teeth to save water and be environmentally friendly without spending money.

Cooking: For gas stoves, avoid leaving the gas on too long before lighting, which is inefficient and unhealthy.

Electrical Devices: Disconnect electrical devices when not in use to achieve significant savings.

Improving energy efficiency benefits the home, the wallet, and the environment, as outlined in this article. There’s no better time than now to implement these tips.

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