Saving Energy with tesa
Saving Energy

Saving Energy

Energy hogs are everywhere in a home. Warmth is most likely to escape through uninsulated exterior walls, roofs or ground storey flooring, while cold air from outside enters via small gaps in windows as well as front and terrace doors, causing further heating costs. Frequently, there’s also a great potential for savings in how you pre-set the heating and how you air your rooms. Here, you’ll learn how to lower your energy costs easily with the energy-saving products from tesa. Moreover, we’ll show you other ways to save energy at home!



Thermal Insulation – The Basis for Successfully Saving Money

Save energy by insulation windows
Save energy by insulation windows

If your home wasn’t built using state-of-the-art techniques, there are most likely many ways to save energy. A low-energy home these days consumes only some 20% of the energy for heating as a home built in the 1960s. The primary reason for this enormous savings is the right thermal insulation. Good heat insulation is the be all and end all of saving energy. Poor insulation just lets expensive heating energy evaporate.

Through roofs, exterior walls and windows, the warmth seeps out of houses. Warm air rises to the top, collecting under ceilings and the roof. Thus, it doesn’t come as any surprise that a poorly insulated roof lets the warmth escape right through it. With the tesa ISO SYSTEM®, we offer a compact range for DIY interior roof insulation that is as simple as it is sustainable. That way, costs and energy can be saved effectively.

The area behind radiators is also frequently responsible for a lot of energy loss. That’s why you should take a look at the tesa® Reflector Foil, which sends the warmth back into the room.

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Insulating Windows and Doors – Simple and Effective with tesamoll®

Older houses in particular still have windows and doors that are real energy hogs. This applies especially to windows and doors made of wood or windows with single glazing. Wood changes over time, creating small gaps which allow cold air to effortlessly enter the inside of your home. To maintain a pleasant room temperature, additional energy is then needed. If completely replacing doors and windows seems too expensive, we can offer you two smart options to achieve real savings in a flash. Our energy-saving products like our windows insulation tape make this possible!

On the one hand, you’ll find several tesamoll® sealing strips in our range, allowing you to quickly and simply keep draughts outside. You can choose between rubber profiles and sealing strips made of rubber foam. The choice of product depends on the width of the gap to be sealed as well as the desired durability and quality. On the other hand, we also offer the window insulation film tesamoll® Thermo Cover which also reduces energy loss. You can learn from our energy savings calculator how much energy you could save with our tesamoll® energy-saving products. Under optimal conditions, energy savings of up to 40% are possible!

This is how you can check your windows: Stick a sheet of paper in-between the window and frame – if the paper can be pulled out easily, the seal is insufficient. Repeat the test in several places. You can easily detect permeable spots with a burning candle. The check is easier when it’s windy or cold.

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Other Ways to Save Energy in Your Home

Candles in front of an insulated window in winter
Candles in front of an insulated window in winter

Airing Your Rooms the Right Way…

  • Airing quickly: Leaving the window partly open and going out – especially in the winter months, that isn’t a good idea because your home will get cold. Instead, it’s much better to do quick bursts of airing, i.e. opening the windows all the way two to three times a day.
  • Adequate airing: In the winter time, air two to three times a day for 5 to 10 minutes each; in the spring and autumn, air in bursts of about 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Airing as needed: Not all rooms need to be aired equally often. Bedrooms and kid’s rooms are ideally aired right after getting up in the morning. Kitchens and bathrooms require fresh air more often because of the increased humidity.
  • Airing in general: Airing is absolutely necessary in winter because the walls can’t “breathe”. Without airing, the moisture can’t be evacuated. The result: mould formation.

 

Heating the Right Way...

  • Pay attention to the recommended temperatures: bedroom (16-18°C), stairs and hallways (14-15°C), kitchen (18°C, at night: 14°C), living rooms (20°C, at night: 14°C) and bathrooms (23°C, at night: 14°C). Reducing the temperature by one degree leads to a 6% reduction in heating costs.
  • Do not block radiators with furniture.
  • Insulate wall behind radiator
  • Release the air from a radiator when it’s making gurgling noises.
  • Do not set the warm water temperature above 60°C. Insulate warm water pipes.
  • Close shutters and drapes so that less warmth is lost.
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