Life in the Netherlands is changing from the old-fashioned heating of coal and gas to electric heating. Homes must meet higher requirements, including in the field of insulation. If we want to experience a more sustainable life, we need to build smarter, which also includes insulation. Let’s take a look at how we can save on electricity costs thanks to insulation.

Why save on electricity?

Saving energy such as electricity is important for the following reasons;

– reducing our dependence on finite resources such as oil and gas

– reducing our carbon footprint

– creating a better world for future generations

About a third of all heat lost in the home is passed through the walls, and approximately a quarter leave it through the attic and roof. If you don’t have the money to pay for new insulation, you can spread the cost.

Why isolate?

Insulation can work harmoniously with other methods, including improving ventilation and airtightness to provide greater comfort and valuable money-saving opportunities.

Many homes in the Netherlands do not yet meet today’s standards in the field of insulation and therefore lose a lot of energy. Sealing air leaks in your home and adding insulation are two of the most cost-effective ways to improve energy efficiency and comfort in your home.

Air leaking through your home’s envelope — the exterior walls, windows, doors and other openings — wastes a lot of energy and increases energy costs. A properly sealed home, in combination with the right amount of insulation, can make a big difference on energy bills. Experts say homeowners can save an average of 15% on heating and cooling costs (or an average of 11% on total energy costs) by sealing homes airtight and adding insulation in attics, crawlspace floors, and basements.

Insulation helps keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. When installed correctly, insulation can provide comfort and savings, especially during the hottest and coldest times of the year. Sealing leaks and adding insulation can improve the overall comfort of the home and prevent many of the following common problems;

– Less noise from outside

– Less pollen, dust and insects (or vermin) entering your home

– Better humidity control

– Less chance of roof/dawning ice dams in snowy climates

When the house is sufficiently insulated, the air conditioning does not have to run as loudly and will reduce energy bills, help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase comfort.

Types of insulation material

There are various insulation solutions, including cavity wall insulation, plasterboard with insulation (Dutch: gipsplaten met isolatie), insulation behind radiators, floor plate insulation, solid wall insulation, roof insulation, etc.

Materials can consist of recycled paper, natural wool, polyester, pir 2 sided aluminum (Dutch: pir 2 zijdig aluminium) or glass wool. Reflective insulation deflects radiant heat and normally comes in the form of aluminum foil. Reflective insulation is generally used in warmer countries.


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