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1.1.2 Seal air leaks located in all cavities

1.1.2 Seal air leaks located in all cavities present in the building Description Air leaks can be located in all cavities present in the building. It is not simple to find all points of air infiltration, which are not limited to doors or windows, so sometimes it can be necessary to carry [...]

2018-01-19T09:25:55+00:00

1.1.3 Close windows and doors when HVAC systems are operating

1.1.3 Close windows and doors when HVAC systems are operating Description Make sure windows or doors are not open unnecessarily, especially when heating, cooling or air conditioning systems are operating. To ventilate the room it is sufficient to have the window open for 10 minutes. In addition, keep it opened for longer [...]

2018-01-23T07:45:02+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

1.2.12 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

1.2.18 Turn off kitchen and bath fans immediately after use

1.2.18 Turn off kitchen and bath fans immediately after use   Description This measure consists in turning off fans of the bathroom and the kitchen approximately 10 minutes once they have cooled the room to avoid that they expel fresh air outside the house. Although this does not seem like a huge [...]

2018-01-23T08:34:49+00:00

1.2.25 Installation of a radiator booster

1.2.25 Installation of a radiator booster Description A radiator booster is a white telescopic tube that sits on top of a radiator. A small thermostatic fan draws the heat trapped behind the radiator and distributes it more evenly around the room, which could help to reduce the thermostat setting. [...]

2018-01-23T08:38:49+00:00

1.3.11 Use shower instead of bath

1.3.11 Use shower instead of bath Description Take a shower instead of a bath. A full bath (140-180 litres) wastes about three times the energy and water compared to a five minutes shower Benefits Energy savings Water savings Limitations Occupant acceptance [...]

2018-01-19T12:24:10+00:00

1.3.15 Limit shower length to 5–7 minutes

1.3.15 Limit shower length to 5–7 minutes Description Using an average number of 8 litres per minute from a typical shower head, by reducing your shower length by 4 minutes per day would save 14000 litres per year. In addition to save water, you also save the energy required to heat water [...]

2018-01-19T12:28:10+00:00

1.3.16 Cleaning the DHW tank to avoid sediments

1.3.16 Cleaning the DHW tank to avoid sediments Description DHW tank efficiency is vulnerable to sediment and it makes rumbling sounds when sediment builds up. The sediment grows depending on the hardness of water and other factors. The efficiency drops as heat transfer surfaces are covered with sediment. Flushing water heater every [...]

2018-01-19T12:28:54+00:00