Thermal insulation allows good acclimatization within a home. This helps to reduce heat loss and temper the atmosphere in a home even during periods of extreme cold. Insulation also makes it possible to limit a building’s energy consumption by using insulating materials.
Thermal insulation and energy saving in heating
Thermal insulation is one of the solutions used to limit a building’s energy consumption. They contribute to reducing the amount of energy needed to heat the home. According to studies conducted by specialists, houses without insulation systems have high energy consumption. In a non-insulated construction, energy losses occur through the roof, attic, walls and floors. By installing insulation in these parts of the home, energy losses can be significantly reduced and insulation in the home can be optimized. This allows positive energy insulation as in the case of BBC houses.
Financial assistance to be collected
The State provides several financial incentives to homeowners who carry out insulation work in their homes. These subsidies were put in place to allow as many households as possible to implement this ecological concept. Some of them can be combined. Among these aids, we can mention the Anah subsidies and the sustainable development tax credit. However, it should be noted that nearly 60% of the energy consumed in a home comes from heating. By insulating certain parts of the house, it is possible to save energy. This helps to limit energy costs for heating and cooling. As a result, in addition to reducing energy consumption, households see their bills reduced. They also contribute to the protection of the environment.
A long-term investment
The use of thermal insulation materials inside a home is a profitable long-term investment since in France heating and cooling costs represent nearly half (or more) of energy costs. In addition, be aware that the thermal insulation of a building does not require much maintenance. In addition, most materials are durable and resistant (such as polystyrene). Thus, even if the investment cost may seem high at first, this will be offset by the future savings to be provided on energy bills. Moreover, in some regions of France, the State can grant up to 65% of the cost of the work. For low-income households, this could even be financed at 100%.