Insufficient roof insulation leads to significant heat loss in the house. Experts recommend not leaving a “cold attic”, because then you will have to insulate the attic floors and the ceiling of residential premises, and this is ineffective. The best way to insulate a roof structure is to install lightweight mineral wool boards in a spacer between the rafters. This method of thermal insulation of the attic turns it into a cozy attic. If its device provides for the installation of skylights that are built into the roof slopes, you need to pay attention to their heat-saving qualities. A very responsible process is the installation of the roof of the house, not only the temperature and humidity indicators, but also the life of the house will depend on the correct heat and moisture insulation. A profitable solution would be to install energy-efficient skylights. For example, models with a double-glazed window are at least forty percent “warmer” than ordinary windows with a single-chamber double-glazed window. Translucent structures are the “weak” point of any building. Up to seventy percent of all heat loss occurs due to old wooden windows. You can stop such waste by replacing all windows with energy-efficient PVC ones. Sealed single or double glazing and sealing contours between sashes and frame provide high thermal resistance and draught-free operation.
Choosing a heating boiler
During one heating season, the cost of fuel for the boiler can amount to tens of thousands of rubles. Therefore, the correct selection of a heating boiler should be approached very responsibly. You should not purchase an overly powerful boiler that will burn a significant amount of fuel to no purpose. For climatic conditions corresponding to the middle lane, it is enough to proceed from the calculation of the thermal power of 1-1.2 kW per ten square meters of house area. It is advisable to opt for the “intellectual” model with the possibility of automatic power control. This will allow the appliance to generate exactly as much heat as is needed at the moment, so that fuel consumption will be significantly reduced. Recently, economical boilers, the principle of operation of which is based on condensing technology, have become increasingly popular. They differ in that they can use heat that is usually simply thrown out through the chimney along with hot flue gases. This heat is directed using boilers using condensing technology to heat the water that circulates in the heating system.