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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

1.2.1 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

1.2.3 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

1.2.11 Cleaning the radiator surfaces

1.2.11 Cleaning the radiator surfaces Description When the radiator heats up, it causes the air around it to rise as it is heated, and this draws up dusty air from the floors. As the dust sticks on the radiators, it acts like a layer of insulation, which reduces the heat transfer efficiency [...]

2018-01-23T08:21:49+00:00

1.2.12 Place the condenser unit in a ventilated area without solar radiation

1.2.12 Place the condenser unit in a ventilated area without solar radiation   Description If possible locate the condenser unit in an area of the building with shade, that it is not blocked by fences, shrubs and other buildings, or any other obstruction around about 50 cm from the unit. The unit [...]

2018-01-23T08:27:12+00:00

1.2.13 Installation of a programmable thermostat

1.2.13 Installation of a programmable thermostate   Description A programmable thermostat offers pre-programmed settings to regulate the building's temperature. Programmable thermostats can store multiple daily settings (six or more temperature settings a day) that can be manually overridden without affecting the rest of the daily or weekly program. [...]

2018-01-23T08:24:12+00:00

1.2.14 Purge radiators at the beginning of the heating season

1.2.14 Purge radiators at the beginning of the heating season Description One of the most common causes of poor performance of a hot water radiator is air trapped in the system. Over time, the repeated heating and then cooling back down of the water in the system causes air to be released [...]

2018-01-23T08:44:08+00:00

1.2.15 Use ceiling fans instead of air conditioning when possible

1.2.15 Use ceiling fans instead of air conditioning when possible Description Fans can make feel 3 to 8 degrees cooler, allowing dialling the AC to a higher temperature with no reduction in comfort. In temperate climates, or during moderately hot weather, ceiling fans may allow to avoid using the air conditioner altogether. [...]

2018-01-23T08:31:18+00:00

1.2.16 Relocate thermostats to appropriate areas

1.2.16 Relocate thermostats to appropriate areas   Description To operate properly, a thermostat must be located on an interior wall away from direct sunlight, drafts, doorways, skylights, and windows. It should be located where natural room air currents (warm air rising, cool air sinking) occur. Furniture will block natural air movement, so [...]

2018-01-23T08:33:12+00:00