The wintering of your home in the winter months takes part in total energy consumption from unbelievable 50-70%. Approximately 20% of it is used to heat water in boilers and washer machines. That’s why the first and biggest measure of savings in each home is the planned use of these devices during the cold months. Most houses and apartments in our country are built with insufficient heat insulation. The biggest culprits for this are the lack of respect and control of standards in the building, as well as the obsolescence of these standards and of the thermal insulation itself (in the old construction).
It should be borne in mind that insulation materials such as glass wool, synthetic material panels, and especially natural insulating materials (such as canes) will eventually lose their isolation characteristics due to the effects of time and humidity, so that if your home ever meets the standards thermal conductivity, now certainly works “with loss”. Since even in Serbia and Montenegro is the basic physical law of energy conservation, it means that some of that energy shortage needs to be compensated, and that is what you do, from your wallet.
In addition to the basic role of insulation materials – to prevent heat transfer to the outside environment, they also perform other, no less important functions such as noise isolation (yes, novelists, such a thing really exists!) And a physical barrier to spreading unfavorable atmospheric influences such as are moisture, glass, or heat in the hottest days. There is no room where isolation cannot be improved. Most often, you can do this job yourself (unless your home is not overstated, as in many Belgrade settlements), saving you a lot of money for other needs.
The amount of energy you will save depends on a number of factors: from the state of affection, the strength of the upcoming winter, the shape and construction of your house or building, the habits of your households, the efficiency of the heating system, etc. If you go into the project of improvement of insulation, make sure to keep your accounts for electricity from last winter and to consider how many kilowatts you save on the past.