Small jobs and simple ideas to insulate your house well
To detect faults in your insulation, seek the help of a professional who will perform a thermal balance and an infiltrometry test. Innovations, technology, practical tips: here are some solutions that you can easily implement to insulate your home.
Insulate your roof
Almost 30% of heat loss is due to a poorly insulated roof. There are several ways to improve the insulation of your roof. For example, you can install a glass wool or synthetic fiber lining on the ceiling. However, if the attic is uninhabited, install it directly on the attic floor. In this case, the lining is in the form of strips to be fixed using a stapler. Cellulose wadding can also be used.
Insulate its walls
Give your walls a facelift by applying an insulating paint! As effective as 20 cm of rock wool, this paint is an excellent thermal insulator. For better insulation, you can apply two coats of paint. You can use it both inside and outside your home. It is also suitable for all types of surfaces (wood, PVC, metal, etc.). Insulating paint is easily applied using a spray gun, brush or roller.
Insulate your windows
Pass a lit candle near areas that seem poorly insulated: an oscillating flame will allow you to detect those that allow cold air to pass. Caulk them using an insulating foam, silicone or metal seal. You can also apply a film of insulating film on your windows. This will give them 50% additional insulation. Installing long, thick curtains will allow you to effectively seal your windows. Also remember to close your shutters at sunset!
Insulate your doors
Equip yourself with door bottoms: easy to install and economical, they will prevent air from passing through. You can also cover your door with polyurethane foam or insulating sheets.
Eliminate small heat losses
Just leaking in various places in your home can dramatically increase your energy consumption. Lay out carpets or install carpet on the floor to insulate your floors. Install airtight installation boxes on your electrical outlets. They will fight against air infiltration linked to the electrical network of your house. You can also hang heavy fabric wall hangings on your walls. Finally, install an aluminum plate on the back of your radiators. The heat will thus be directed towards the room rather than towards the walls.
Use home automation
Save energy with home automation. You can for example invest in automatic shutters or in automatic heating like those offered by Somfy. In fact, automatic roller shutters are self-managed, so as to adapt to outdoor climatic conditions.