Energetic renovation: an option for an environmentally friendly future
In this day and age, more and more people want to contribute to the protection of our environment. One way to do this is to renovate buildings for energy efficiency, which helps to reduce energy consumption and thus reduce the burden on the environment. But what does energy-efficient renovation actually mean and how does it work??
In this article we will explain to you everything worth knowing about the topic energetic reorganization. We will look at the different options, the optimal timing and the right professionals for a successful refurbishment. So you can also make an important contribution to a sustainable future.
Read on to find out what you should consider for a successful energy renovation and how this project can affect your own home.
Energy renovation: What, when, with whom?
Energy refurbishment is a process of converting a building so that it uses less energy and therefore has lower CO2 emissions. This is not only environmentally friendly, but can also lead to significant savings in energy costs.
In order to successfully carry out an energy renovation, thorough planning and careful selection of professionals are necessary. It is advisable to seek advice from an energy consultant or an architect who knows the local conditions and can point out alternative solutions.
Measures that can be taken during an energy renovation include, for example, improving the thermal insulation, replacing the heating system or installing a solar system. In addition, more energy-efficient windows and doors can also be installed or the ventilation system improved.
- When should you carry out an energy renovation?
- The best time is when a renovation is planned anyway. In this way, the measures can be optimally planned and implemented.
- Even if there is no major renovation work to be done, it is still worth considering energy renovations. Because the sooner measures are taken, the faster the costs are amortized and the better the long-term savings are.
Those who want to carry out an energetic refurbishment can obtain information from the KfW Bank or other funding programs and apply for financial support, if necessary. In any case, however, it is worthwhile to calculate the costs precisely and to check the measures for their cost-effectiveness.
Energy refurbishment: When does an energetic refurbishment make sense?
Energy renovation can be useful if the building is aging and needs modernization. The measures for energy refurbishment can help to reduce energy costs and reduce energy consumption. However, in many cases, a refurbishment can also be associated with high costs.
An energetic refurbishment can make sense especially if the building is already more than 20 years old and an energetic renovation has not yet been carried out. High energy savings can be achieved here. But even for newer buildings, a refurbishment can make sense if the goal is to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
When planning an energy renovation, an expert should always be consulted in order to obtain a professional assessment of the necessary measures and the costs involved. Careful planning of the renovation and the choice of the right measures can lead to savings in the long term.
- Before starting with the renovation, it should be checked in any case whether there are government subsidies that can be claimed.
- Not every measure makes sense in every case. It is therefore important to have an individual assessment of the necessary measures carried out by an expert.
- Choosing the right windows and insulation are important factors in the energy refurbishment of a building.
Energy refurbishment: With whom?
Energy-efficient renovation is all about saving energy and thus living a more sustainable and environmentally friendly life. There are many reasons why homeowners may want to carry out a renovation, such as increased energy efficiency, improved indoor climate or the use of sustainable energy sources. But with whom to carry out the refurbishment?
There are various ways to get support for energy refurbishment. One option is to consult an energy consultant. The energy consultant can carry out a detailed analysis of the building’s energy efficiency in order to identify possible renovation measures. Tradesmen and contractors can also help with refurbishment, for example by installing new windows, insulation or heating systems.
Another option is to take advantage of public subsidies. There are numerous government incentives that can help homeowners with energy retrofits, such as.B. the KfW subsidy program. However, there are certain requirements to be fulfilled and often a professional implementation of the renovation measures by a certified specialist company is necessary.
- Energy consultant
- Craftsmen and building contractors
- State subsidy programs (e.g. KfW)
Exchanging ideas with other homeowners can also be helpful in sharing experiences and tips on energy retrofits. There are now many initiatives and platforms specializing in the exchange of experience in this area. With the right support and the right partners, energy-efficient renovation becomes child’s play and at the same time an effective contribution to the environment.
Measures for energy-efficient refurbishment
The energetic refurbishment of a house can help to reduce the energy consumption and to reduce the environmental pollution. But what measures are there in the energy renovation?
- Insulation: good insulation is the be-all and end-all of refurbishment. There are various options here, such as insulating the facade, the roof or the basement ceiling.
- Windows and doors: Here, too, a lot of energy can be saved. New, energy-efficient windows and doors can significantly reduce heat loss.
- Heating: a modern heating system such as a heat pump or a condensing boiler can also significantly reduce energy consumption.
- Ventilation: Controlled ventilation with heat recovery can help improve air quality and reduce energy consumption at the same time.
To successfully implement energy renovation, it is important to consult experts. This includes, for example, energy consultants, architects and craftsmen.
These can develop a concept together with the owner and plan and carry out the implementation of the measures.
The cost of energy refurbishment can vary depending on the type and scope of the measures. But in the long term, the investment is worthwhile, since the savings in energy costs also provide financial relief for the owner.
Energy-efficient refurbishment – financial expenditure
Energy-efficient refurbishment brings numerous advantages, such as the reduction of energy costs and the associated contribution to climate protection. Of course, many owners ask themselves what costs will be incurred in the process. The sum depends on various factors such as the type of renovation measures, the size of the building and the geographical location.
Thermal insulation in the area of the exterior walls, roof or basement ceiling should reduce heat loss. This can save costs. However, the financial outlay for this refurbishment measure is relatively high. Per square meter can be 60 to 120 euros depending on the insulation material. With a 100 square meter large single-family dwelling are thus costs of 6.000 to 12.000 euros can be expected.
Every homeowner is different and has different needs and requirements. It is therefore advisable to seek advice from experts. An energy consultant can make a sensible compilation of renovation measures in order to achieve long-term as well as economic advantages.
- Thermal insulation in the area of the exterior walls, roof or basement ceiling
- Replacing windows and doors
- Installation of efficient heating systems
For successful energy-efficient renovation, it is also important to take advantage of subsidies or low-interest loans. There are numerous possibilities, such as KfW subsidies or BAFA grants. Experts are happy to assist with applications and provide information on the requirements and how to apply for funding.