Physicist Joachim Zeller of ebök, an engineering office located in Tübingen (Germany), has been working on energy-saving strategies for over 20 years. He reveals how small measures can increase your energy efficiency and cut your energy costs.
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!
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.
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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