Protect Your Home With Aluminum Insulation

  • Sat 23rd Mar 2019 - 4:30am
    So we have spoken about all the Power Efficiency Guide energy saving techniques and equipment that are available for your home central heating system. From simple radiator thermostats to high tec wall mounted temperature controllers that have the capability to be controlled while you are away from home via text from your mobile or from your work computer or laptop. We have established you will save money on your heating bills and reduce your carbon foot print. And do not forget we have introduced you to Free Heat, so with all these energy saving techniques it is time to talk about energy conservation. What is energy conservation? Well we have established that it costs a lot of money to heat your home so what you do not want now is to lose the heat you have made. You now need to carry out an energy conservation study on your home or place of work. Specifically you are looking for places where the heat can escape.Get a pen and paper and simply walk around your premises and inspect your doors, windows, loft area and outside walls. So let's take the doors first in our energy conservation study. Make sure they shut tight to the frame with no gaps or drafts evident; make sure the seal is secure. Secondly let's inspect the windows. Check they close tight with no gaps and no drafts. If you already have double-glazing check the sealed unit is all OK with no condensation trapped and no cracks. If you find any cracks, then these will need replacing. Take a torch into your loft area if it is safe to do so. You may need to call a professional for this part of your energy conservation study. So you need to be looking for insulation that should be laid flat in between the joists of the floor. It should be tight to the end with no gaps. If it is a cold icy day then go outside and look up at your roof. Is it covered in ice or clear? Take a look at next doors as well. If it is full of ice there is a good chance it is insulated but if there is no ice or frost there is a good chance your energy conservation study has found an area of your home that needs immediate attention. While you are out there walk around the outside and check the outside walls. Are they insulated? Do they have parts where the render has broken free? Knock on the wall and if there is a hollow sound then you have a problem and you will need to get a builder in to see what the problem is. Take a good look around the pipes from the kitchen or bathroom. Are there gaps and if so get some expanding foam to fill these, do the same inside under the sink fill in gaps etc.Everybody in Zimbabwe knows about generators and most of us have heard about solar powered systems by now, but the way they work and interact seems to be a mystery to most.A solar power system consists of mainly four components. The solar array generating DC (direct current) electricity, a solar charge controller taking care of the incoming charge, batteries which store the generated electricity for later use and finally an inverter which transforms DC electricity into ZESA like AC (alternating current) electricity, for you to use your electrical appliances.

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