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1.1.9 Substitution of roller tape guide

1.1.9 Substitution of roller tape guide Description The openings of the roller tape are considered points of air infiltrations and consequently there are thermal bridges. The measure consists in the installation of sealed roller tape guide. Benefits Reduce heat losses and air infiltration and consequently heating energy [...]

2018-01-23T07:56:02+00:00

1.1.10 Maintenance of wood and aluminium windows frame

1.1.10 Maintenance of wood and aluminium windows frame Description Inspect regularly the windows frame and repaint it if there are cracks which can expose the timber or aluminium to moisture which cause corrosion of aluminium or decomposition of the timber. Lubricate and clean hardware components to avoid a faulty closure. Badly maintained [...]

2018-01-19T10:28:39+00:00

1.1.11 Adding a low Emissivity (E) window film

1.1.11 Adding a low Emissivity (E) window film Description A low E film is an extremely thin layer of metal oxides, in the order of nanometers, which, if it is applied on the glass, provides a capacity of reinforced thermal insulation. The film reflects inward a part of the incident long-wave energy (heating), [...]

2018-01-23T07:57:35+00:00

1.1.12 Adding a solar control window film

1.1.12 Adding a solar control window film The solar control film, easily applicable on window glasses, has the property of reflecting part of the solar radiation received, decreasing the amount of energy that passes through the glass.   Benefits Solar films block 99% of UV light that fades [...]

2018-01-23T07:58:22+00:00

1.1.13 Put foil behind radiators to avoid heating the wall

1.1.13 Put foil behind radiators to avoid heating the wall Description Silver foil placed in the back of a radiator will reflect heat back into a room rather than letting it uselessly escape through the walls of a house. Benefits The energy savings will not be significant, [...]

2018-01-23T08:00:25+00:00

1.1.14 Maintenance of room surfaces

1.1.14 Maintenance of room surfaces Description Rooms cleaned at regular intervals or painted in such a way that they have a high reflection coefficient over a long period are the basis for maintaining the high efficiency of the supplied light. Benefits Energy savings Improve comfort [...]

2018-01-23T08:02:30+00:00

1.2.1 Turning off air conditioning systems when rooms are empty

1.2.1 Turning off air conditioning systems when rooms are empty Description When leaving the room, even if it is for a short time, the air conditioning should be turned off. If possible, turn off the air conditioning 20 minutes before leaving, the air will stay cool during this time and there will [...]

2018-01-23T08:09:33+00:00

1.2.2 Upgrade and maintain the filters of the HVAC system

1.2.2 Upgrade and maintain the filters of the HVAC system   Description Air filters are used to reduce the amount of dust that reaches the wet coils, keeping the HVAC system clean. Dust can make mold to grow on the wet coils and ducts and can reduce the efficiency of the coils. Clogged [...]

2018-01-23T08:11:22+00:00

1.2.3 Adjust the temperature of the thermostat properly

1.1.3 Adjust the temperature of the thermostat properly   Description Each degree the thermostat is raised above 21° (recommended set point for winter) implies an unnecessary waste of energy of up to 6-8%. While in summer, each degree below 25° (recommended set point for summer) implies an overconsumption of around 6-8%. [...]

2018-01-23T08:12:49+00:00

1.2.4 Adding or repairing HVAC distribution system insulation

1.2.4 Adding or repairing HVAC distribution system insulation Description A correct thermal insulation of HVAC distribution ducts and pipes (including corners) reduces energy losses in distribution and improves the performance of the systems since the equipment works with fluids at temperatures close to the design temperature. Benefits The [...]

2018-01-23T08:15:05+00:00