Energy saving with sealing profiles and curtains

Environmental protection is always an issue. Rising energy costs as well. Both together are a very good reason to think about the efficient use of energy in your own home. Energy-efficient renovations are generously subsidized by the state through KfW. But what if the budget is not enough to renovate the entire house, despite the generous participation of the state?

The average heating costs per household per year are around 1.000, - €. With simple means you can reduce these costs while doing something for the environment.

Energy saving with sealing profiles and curtains: curtains

Using curtains and curtains properly is an easy way to save on energy costs. As long as you do not cover the radiators with your curtains or curtains, but above all cover the windows and doors themselves with decorative fabrics, you can already achieve savings. The savings are small, but what speaks against combining the decorative with the useful? There are many different designs for curtains and drapes that will make your home more comfortable and cozy, while doing something for the environment and your wallet.

Beautiful curtains and curtains can be found here: curtains

Much more efficient, especially in older buildings, is combating involuntary ventilation through cracks and crevices on windows and doors. Depending on the size of the gaps, a sealing profile can save up to 35% in energy costs. Sealing profiles for sealing gaps and cracks in windows and doors are made of the material EPDM (ethylene-propylene-diene monomer), a synthetic rubber. In the vernacular, this is often referred to as sponge rubber. High flexibility and longevity characterize this material. It is often assumed that the designation of the profiles (eg E-profile) is derived from the material EPDM - this is not the case. Rather, the name is derived from the shape of the individual profiles in cross section (E-profile, D-profile and P-profile). The different shapes are optimally matched to the use for sealing different gaps and cracks. It can be covered with these profiles columns from 1mm to 7mm and thus cozy warmth in your own four walls indentation

Energy saving with sealing profiles and curtains: curtains

hold. For good manufacturers, the sealing profiles are self-adhesive - simply peel off the protective foil from the adhesive strip and glue the profile into the window frame, and you're done. For most vendors, the EPDM profiles are available in brown and white, so they fit perfectly to the window frame.

Little tip for the fall: with special light shaft covers you prevent your basement shafts from filling up with leaves and vermin. Although you save no heating costs, but your own energy for cleaning the light wells.

Source: ZEBRA insect screens GmbH

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