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New, old or renovation house: How to get a more efficient home?

New, old or renovation house: How to get a more efficient home? There are new heating and ventilation systems for homes that are gradually penetrating the Spanish residential market for new construction homes. But these homes are not the only ones that can benefit from better energy efficiency at home. Discover how old homes, for renovation and also those of new construction can relatively simply include systems such as aerothermal, geothermal and other renewable energy sources.

You may be an owner of an old house looking to improve its insulation, someone in the process of renovating your home and wanting to do it sustainably, or even someone considering acquiring a new home and wanting to ensure it is efficient from the start. Either way, establishing energy-saving and efficiency strategies at home is a constantly growing priority in Spain and one of the first questions our buyer clients ask when showing interest in a property.


Because, yes, at this point and with the commitment to energy efficiency, sustainable growth, and energy savings in hand, users are increasingly demanding with others and with ourselves.



Old House: Preserving Charm with Energy Efficiency


Old houses, with their undeniable charm, can be transformed into efficient homes through small modifications. It is crucial to address insulation, as these homes often have less prepared systems. Improving windows and doors with efficient sealing helps prevent thermal losses. Additionally, opting for modern heating systems, such as low-consumption radiators or pellet stoves, contributes significantly to efficiency. 


In old houses, insulation can be the determining factor in dealing with temperature fluctuations. Installing double-glazed windows and doors with proper sealing creates an effective barrier against thermal leaks. The choice of efficient heating systems not only reduces energy consumption and improves comfort.

The adoption of sustainable technologies, such as pellet stoves, also preserves the original charm of these homes, providing an extra level of comfort and relaxation that benefits not only your health but also your mind, encourages communication, and generates new highly comforting family interactions, such as joint reading, viewing your favorite photo album, or listening to relaxing music with your favorite equipment.

All of this accompanied by a review of the home's lighting systems that should be replaced with low-consumption elements and, if possible, promoting warmth and ambiance with clever ideas or small lighting sources and energy such as candles or ambient burners, always, as we know, under the control and presence of an adult.


Participating in local energy management communities is another smart strategy to share resources and optimize costs. Managing local energy communities is an emerging trend that benefits both owners of old houses and the community at large. Sharing resources, ideas, and specific solutions for each geographical area helps maximize energy efficiency and address the unique challenges of old houses. Collaboration in these communities may include the implementation of innovative technologies and the search for customized strategies to conserve energy. 



Renovated House: Modernization with Sustainability


Renovated homes can maximize efficiency by incorporating modern measures. Installing smart thermostats to program heating and switching to low-consumption LED lighting are sustainable decisions. Exploring energy co-living communities provides the opportunity to share expenses and adopt more environmentally friendly practices.


In renovated houses, modernization is not only about aesthetics but also about sustainability. Installing smart systems, such as programmable thermostats, allows precise control of temperature and energy consumption. LED lighting, besides being efficient, provides quality light without compromising savings. Adopting energy co-living not only shares economic benefits but also promotes a sustainable lifestyle. Sharing resources such as efficient appliances and daily eco-friendly practices are key aspects of this sustainability-focused modernization.



New House or Apartment: Efficiency from the Beginning


Although new constructions already meet high standards, it is possible to improve efficiency. Designing considering solar orientation to maximize natural light is essential. Opting for modern air conditioning technologies and participating in energy communities in buildings are strategies that ensure energy efficiency from the start.


In new homes, efficiency can be integrated from the initial design. Leveraging solar orientation means not only taking advantage of natural light but also reducing dependence on artificial lighting. Choosing efficient air conditioning systems, such as heat pumps and cutting-edge cooling systems, makes a difference in long-term energy consumption. Participating in energy communities in buildings not only reduces individual costs but also contributes to the creation of sustainable neighborhoods. Sharing resources, from solar panels to energy-saving initiatives, creates a support network that benefits all residents.


When addressing the construction of new homes, sustainability becomes a fundamental pillar. From choosing eco-friendly materials to implementing renewable energy technologies, each decision contributes to creating an efficient and environmentally friendly home. Incorporating sustainable practices in new construction not only reduces long-term environmental impact but also ensures homeowners a modern home that meets the highest standards of energy efficiency. It is an investment in the future, where home comfort harmoniously combines with environmental responsibility.

Optimizing efficiency in heating your home goes beyond specific strategies for each type of housing. In addition to the innovative heating and ventilation technologies gaining ground in the residential market, there are universal tricks to keep warmth in winter without compromising the budget. From simple improvements in insulation with silicone to the clever use of hot water bags for quick and economical heat, these practices not only provide comfort but also contribute to improving health and accessibility to a home more in line with our lifestyle, well-being, and safety.

Whether it's a new, old, or under renovation house, discover how implementing systems such as aerothermal, geothermal, and other renewable energy sources can make a difference in the energy efficiency of your home.