Energy optimize your house
Try it yourself!
Start optimizing your energy - for free: Use the clothesline when the weather permits. You'll save 2-3 kWh per wash. Turn off the floor heating in the bathroom. Especially in the summer, a lot of heat is wasted because we air out more. Keep track of your electricity consumption. Many electricity companies allow you to track your consumption, and many save up to 10% just by keeping track.
Use the clothesline
Use the clothesline when the weather permits. You will save 2-3 kWh per wash and your clothes will give off fewer fibers.
Insulate all heating pipes
An oil furnace typically heats all year round, which for example means your heating pipes will give off heat even if the radiators are off in summer. Insulate the pipes with special pipe covers from your local hardware store - it is quick and easy.
Your electricity bill
With several electricity companies, you have the option of choosing a so-called climate-friendly electricity product, where you can contribute to a better environment in various ways through your electricity subscription.
Add insulation to your ceiling
In many older detached houses, the attic is insulated with 100 mm insulation mats. Re-insulating the ceiling with up to 350 mm will eliminate draughts, create a better indoor climate, and reduce heat consumption.
Solar panels for warm water
With a solar heating system, you can safely switch off the oil heater during the summer. Instead, install a solar heating system on your roof and get your own CO2-neutral energy.
Replace the circulation pump
The circulation pump is located at the oil boiler, where it circulates the hot water through the radiators. Old pumps use significantly more power than new models. Check if your circulation pump can be set from 1-3. If it can, it's older and ready for replacement. Read the article here.
Insert energy-efficient windows
Did you know that the windows in your home typically account for 30 percent of heat loss? A-labelled energy windows insulate twice as well as the old, double-glazed windows. In other words, there is plenty of opportunity to cut down heat consumption.
Change from oil furnace to heat pump
If you're looking to replace your oil furnace altogether, look into an air-to-water heat pump. It gives you up to 2.5 times more heat for the money.