Thermal comfort: what should be considered to be at the right temperature?

Pratiquement la moitié de l’énergie consommée par ménage en France provient des systèmes de chauffage de la maison. Cependant, si de petits investissements étaient réalisés pour optimiser leur consommation, on pourrait économiser jusqu’à 100 € sur sa facture de chauffage pendant la période hivernale. Selon des experts, la bonne température pour atteindre un meilleur confort thermique oscillerait entre 16 à 19 degrés Celsius. En outre, il faut aussi savoir que pour atteindre cette efficacité, il n’est pas seulement question d’adopter le bon système de chauffage. Il est aussi indiqué que la déperdition thermique est à l’origine des pertes de chaleur dans une maison. La plupart des fuites de chaleur s’opèrent au niveau de la toiture et des ouvertures. Des mesures doivent être donc entreprises pour réduire les pertes et minimiser les dépenses sur la facture d’énergie.

Heat losses due to heat loss

Heat loss is often the cause of poor temperature in a house. These losses are due to poor thermal insulation and building envelope. These cases can lead to thermal bridges, air and moisture infiltration, or even permeability of the structure.

Heat leaks through the roof constitute 30 % of heat loss due to poorly insulated attics, lack of insulation from the last ceiling, or air leaks from the tiles.

Poorly insulated walls represent a quarter of the heat lost in a home. Hollow or finely insulated walls are the causes of thermal failure in the structure of a house.

There is also the glazing at the level of the doors and windows which generate 15 % of heat loss due to the thickness of the glazing or the design of the frames in terms of insulation.

Low or poorly insulated floors can also represent 15 % of heat loss, as they are prone to generate thermal bridging and a feeling of cold when in contact with the air and humidity outside.

Perform a DPE to detect the sources of heat loss

The resolution of these problems consists in carrying out an energy renovation centered on the development of these elements.Following an energy balance, technically called an energy performance diagnosis (dpe), it is possible to detect all the weak points in the house that let heat escape.From the choice of insulation to insulate the walls, the attic and the floor, through the management of ambient air flows and the controlled ventilation in each room, this is an operation that generally concerns the entire house.We will also not forget the installation of insulated and opaque partitions, the caulking and the installation of double or triple glazed doors and windows. 

The reversible air conditioner: neither hot nor cold!

To be at the right temperature every season, it turns out that the inverter air conditioner can be the most suitable solution. This heating system is known to be versatile and able to provide better thermal performance. By ensuring the diffusion of a stable indoor temperature and a uniform heat flow in every room, the energy efficiency of the house will increase to be able to provide a good heat flow in winter and more coolness in summer. With this reversible system that is the Clim Inverter, you will be able to better control your energy bill and avoid expenses related to heating and useful cold air during hot seasons.