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    Iberdrola launches a new thermal insulation service for homes to reduce energy costs

    November 21, 2022 - CE Noticias Financieras


      The company has created a simulator helps calculate how much it would reduce heating consumption and offers an estimated budget once applied the 30% reduction.

      Iberdrola has launched this year a new service for thermal insulation of homes, through Smart Clima, an action that can reduce by up to 30% the domestic energy expenditure for heating and cooling, reported the energy company.

      The company estimated that eight out of every ten homes in Spain are in buildings with low energy efficiency, which means that half of the energy consumed in homes is lost to the outside through walls and roofs.

      Thus, on average, he calculated that families spend two out of every five euros of their energy costs to cover the cost of heating and cooling, a figure that can be higher in colder climates.

      Through its solution, Iberdrola makes it possible to mitigate energy losses definitively in a single day and without the need to carry out work in the home or request permits from the homeowners' association.

      Specifically, the insulation is carried out by filling the air chambers between the outer face of the building and the wall of the house with glass mineral wool. This double partition is common in the vast majority of residences in Spain. It can also be used to insulate the roof in the case of attics or single-family houses that have a false ceiling, as well as in independent houses that have an uninhabited under-roof.

      The injected material, made from recycled glass, requires no maintenance, is resistant to water, insects and rodents, improves fire protection by being fireproof and provides homogeneous insulation while preventing drafts. In addition, it acoustically insulates the house from outside sounds.

      This technique is currently the one that allows the greatest energy savings per euro invested. It is a solution that has been used for more than 30 years and is well established in countries with continental climates such as the United Kingdom, where more than 13 million houses have already been insulated by blowing in an air chamber.

      A saving of about 350 euros.

      Iberdrola considered that with a total investment of less than 1,000 euros, a normal residence in Spain, a typical apartment of about 80 square meters, can reduce its consumption by 1,800 thermal kilowatts per year, the equivalent of using a month and a half less heating per year, which with a free market gas tariff means a saving in the bill of about 350 euros.

      In addition, to help customers interested in insulating their homes, the company has created a simulator that calculates the reduction in heating consumption and provides an estimated budget, based on the basic characteristics of the home.

      On the other hand, insulation facilitates the replacement of gas and oil boilers with new efficient and sustainable air conditioning systems, such as aerothermal energy, by reducing the thermal needs of the home, which allows the use of lower power equipment.


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