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10 tips for insulating your home


With the increase in the price of heating, finding solutions to easily insulate your home without embarking on renovation work is one of the concerns of the French, especially as winter approaches.

Here are 10 tips to

insulate your home quickly

, inexpensively, and avoid heat loss.

Install new seals on windows and doors

For good thermal comfort and good insulation, it is advisable to redo the window seals.

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Are your home's windows, doors and patio doors leaking?

Redoing the joints is sometimes the simplest solution.

Lack of maintenance, normal wear and tear, detachment… For windows, it is advisable to redo the silicone seals every 2/3 years for good thermal comfort and good sound insulation.

For doors, watch for signs of potential deterioration and replace them if necessary.

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Install thermal curtains

Thermal curtains are a good barrier against the cold.

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Thermal curtains are a good barrier against the cold.

You can install them on windows, but also in front of doors, to keep the heat in.

You also gain in sound comfort, by softening the noise coming from outside.

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Close the shutters at night

In winter, the shutters block out the cold.

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To insulate the house from the outside temperature, nothing beats closing the shutters at night.

In winter, they block out the cold and in summer, they prevent the heat from entering, day and night and allow you to save on your energy consumption.

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Install carpets

Carpets are a good solution to block out the cold.

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It's a basic, but the rugs are practical and keep the heat in the living rooms.

If you have a tiled or wooden floor, or if you are located above an unheated room (cellar or garage for example), rugs are a good solution to block out the cold.

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Put overglazing on the windows

Overglazing helps to reinforce the insulation of your windows.

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If your windows are single-glazed and you do not intend to put double glazing soon, think about over-glazing.

This technique makes it possible to reinforce the insulation of your windows without having to change them, by adding an additional pane above your glazing, leaving a space of 5 mm between the two.

So you waste less energy (and money).

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Block cold air at the bottom of doors

To avoid cooling the house with the air passing at the bottom of the doors, install door bottoms, the famous door draft excluder, very useful for ensuring interior insulation and airtightness of your doors.

The door sweep comes in many shapes, sizes and materials.

You can either put it in front of the door, pin it, or fix it with adhesive or screws.

Invest in a dehumidifier

The dehumidifier reduces humidity and condensation in the house.

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It is easier to heat a room with dry air than with humid air.

The electric or chemical dehumidifier reduces humidity levels and condensation in the house.

It thus enables more efficient heating and completes the effect of ventilation.

Be careful, if you have a real humidity problem (leak, mould, etc.), the dehumidifier is not a lasting solution.

Instead, call in an RGE professional for a humidity diagnosis.

Read alsoHow to make your humidity absorber?

Insulate the attic

The insulation of the lost roof spaces and the roof makes it possible to preserve the heat at home.

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In a house, insulating the attic, whether fitted or not, is a good strategy which makes it possible to avoid up to 30% of heat loss.

Hot air rises naturally and tends to escape through the roof.

There are different insulating materials to avoid heat loss through the frame: glass wool, rock wool, mineral wool (wood, hemp, sheep's wool) or recycled textile fibers... The insulation of lost attics and the roof allows therefore reduce your energy bill while keeping the heat in your home.

Use insulating paint

Insulating paint significantly improves thermal insulation.

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If you have a painting project in your home, consider thermal insulation paint for wall insulation.

Specially designed for a reflective and absorbent effect, this acrylic paint significantly improves the thermal insulation of your walls and avoids the feeling of a cold wall.

This limits heat loss to the outside and improves energy performance.

Insulate the wall behind the radiators

To benefit even more from the mild temperature of radiators in winter, consider installing an insulating film or a reflective panel behind each radiator in the house.

By reflecting the heat, they save energy: you can reduce your bill by up to 7.5%.

To note

With these 10 ideas, you should be able to insulate your home on the cheap, but do not hesitate to find out about the various state aids and the tax credit for your energy renovation (Ma Prime Renov, , etc.)

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2023-01-02

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