With the growing demand for home heating, it is key that consumers carefully check the energy efficiency of their heating system. Opting for the most efficient one not only provides comfort but also contributes significantly to reducing energy costs. In this context, technologies such as heat pumps and solar heating systems are offering consumers more sustainable and effective alternatives.

Although they have a high investment value, your budget will clearly pay off in terms of energy savings and, as a result, your electricity bill.

Climate change is forcing us to rethink our consumption habits and their impact on the planet. This includes not only choosing efficient heating systems but also optimising the thermal insulation of our homes.

Efficient thermal insulation limits the loss and exchange of heat from the inside to the outside of the house. Doors and windows account for around 20 percent of a home's heat loss and walls for between 25 and 30 percent. Roofs can also cause heat losses of over 30 percent, especially in winter. In order to have good insulation, it is essential to invest in these areas.

We know that sometimes insulating your home can be costly. However, there are low-cost energy efficiency measures that depend on individual behaviour and that can easily be adopted by the consumer, such as: regulating the temperature correctly, wearing warmer clothes in the house, taking advantage of sunlight and not opening windows when heating appliances are on.

Consumers can also install thermostatic valves and programmable thermostats on radiators, saving between 8 and 13 percent of their energy consumption.

At the EVA Academy - https://academiaeva.deco.pt/, consumers have the opportunity to delve deeper into these topics in the "Comfortable Homes" course, preparing themselves to make the right choices. The courses are completely free and have been designed so that you can complete them according to your availability and pace.


Paula Martins is a fully qualified journalist, who finds writing a means of self-expression. She studied Journalism and Communication at University of Coimbra and recently Law in the Algarve. Press card: 8252

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