We often report here in the blog about the small but often forgotten savings in the household. In addition to intelligent heating control, standby consumption and LEDs, there is also a completely different field, in which energy savings and energy efficiency should be considered: The large but often underestimated heating topic. The heating is responsible for about 70% of the domestic energyconsumption and thus offers a lot of potential for savings.
With The Energy Saving Regulation Against Inefficient Boilers
On 1 January 2015 deadline for all homeowners is: Until then, according to theEnergy Savings Regulation (EnEV 2014) more than 30 years old boilers have to be exchanged. Sounds simple, but anyone who wants to understand the EnEV is found in the undergrowth of a dense jungle of excitement: Not everyone with an old heating is legally obliged to exchange it. This may please one or the other, but beware: if you do not act in time, you will face fines of up to € 50,000.Because it is important to know whether one is affected by the exchange requirement or not.
What Is Enev 2014 Really About?
As the name implies, the purpose of the EnEV is to save energy in buildings.And this is also necessary: Not only about 40 percent of energy consumption but also a third of CO2 emissions are generated in Germany in the building sector.The Federal Government has therefore set itself the goal of achieving a climate-neutral building stock in Germany by 2050. First steps in this direction are to be approached with the EnEV, which sets higher standards for the heat protection of the building envelope as well as the energy efficiency of the heating technology. This leads to stricter demands on the building’s structure, especially for new buildings.
But owners of old buildings are also faced with various retrofit commitments:
- Exchange requirement for 30 years old oil and gas boilers
- Insulation of the top floor (already EnEV 2009)
- Insulation of heating and hot water pipes (already EnEV 2009)
Do I Have To Modernize My Heating Now? – Infography Brings Light Into The Dark
Do I need a new heater now? The on-line handyman Thermondo has created an infographics to answer this question and finally bring light into the EnEV jungle. If you follow the statements that apply to your own house, you quickly find out if your own heating should go out before the end of the year.
In legal terms-as per EnEV 2014-the age of the heating system plays a role, not only the age of the heating but also the time of the move-in, the number of apartments in the house and the type of heating. Whether one is legally obliged to the heating replacement, is derived from the infographic.
Heating Modernization Saves The Environment And The Money Bag
But also away from all obligations by the EnEV, house owners should keep the topic of heating modernization in the back of the head. From an ecological and energetic point of view, it is quite sensible and important to replace the heating system after 15 to 20 years. A change can always be used to change to a more polluted and cheaper energy carrier according to LEDLIGHTSCLASSIFIED. This not only protects the environment, but also saves up to 30% of the energy costs for heating and hot water. This makes it possible to prevent the old boiler from failing in the middle of winter.