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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, but even a small saving is worthy

  • Improve comfort

Limitations

  • Occupant acceptance

Economic assessment

Initial investment: low. Under 15€.
Payback: low. Less than one year.

References and best practices

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CHARACTERIZATION

Environment or playable world:

  • Residential

  • Academic

  • Offices

  • All

Carried out by:

  • Public building users

  • Owners

  • Operators

  • All

Reduce consumption of:

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • DHW

  • Lighting

  • Electric devices


Type of driver:

  • Physical environmental

  • Contextual

  • Psychological

  • Physiological

  • Social

Time framework:

  • Short term
  • Long term

Type of measure:

  • Envelope
  • HVAC
  • DHW
  • Lighting
  • Electrical devices
  • Other
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