Thermal insulation allows a good acclimatization inside a house. This helps to reduce heat loss and to temper the atmosphere in a house even during very cold periods. Insulation also helps to limit the energy consumption of a building through the use of insulating materials.
Thermal insulation and energy savings in heating
Thermal insulation is one of the solutions to limit a building’s energy consumption. They contribute to reducing the amount of energy needed to heat the home. According to studies carried out by specialists, houses that do not have 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 house, energy losses can be considerably reduced and thus the insulation in the house can be optimised. This enables positive energy insulation as in the case of low-energy houses.
Financial aid to be collected
The State grants several financial aids to house owners carrying out insulation work in their homes. These subsidies have been put in place to enable as many households as possible to carry out this ecological concept. Some of them can be cumulated. Among these subsidies are the Anah subsidies and the sustainable development tax credit. However, you should know that nearly 60% of the energy consumed in a dwelling comes from heating. By insulating certain parts of the house, it is possible to save energy. This helps to limit energy expenses for heating and air conditioning. As a result, in addition to reduced energy consumption, households see their bills reduced. They also contribute to the protection of the environment.
An investment in the long term
The use of thermal insulation materials inside a house is a profitable investment in the long term, given that in France, heating and air-conditioning costs account for almost half (or more) of energy expenditure. In addition, thermal insulation of a building does not require much maintenance. In addition, most materials are durable and resistant (as is the case with polystyrene). Thus, even if the cost of the investment may seem high at first, it will be offset by the future savings 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 100% financed.