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Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Portuguese Homes: The Role of Rising Damp

In the quest for energy efficiency within Portuguese homes, a critical but often overlooked factor is the role of rising damp. Rising damp, a condition where ground moisture travels up through the walls, can significantly impair a building’s insulation properties. This often leads to increased energy consumption, particularly in heating, as damp walls require more energy to warm up.

The impact of rising damp on a building’s thermal resistance is a key concern in Portugal’s diverse climate. Damp walls have a lower thermal resistance compared to dry walls, making it harder to maintain a consistent and comfortable indoor temperature. This not only leads to higher energy bills but also contributes to increased CO2 emissions, as more energy is used to heat or cool the spaces.

Addressing this challenge, the Drymat system offers an innovative solution. By reducing the moisture content in the walls through an electro-physical process, Drymat can significantly improve a building’s thermal resistance. This improvement in insulation directly translates to enhanced energy efficiency. Homes and buildings become easier to heat in winter and remain cooler in summer, reducing the overall energy demand and contributing to a greener environment.

Moreover, the long-term energy savings achieved through Drymat make it an economically viable option for homeowners, aligning cost-effectiveness with ecological responsibility. By improving energy efficiency, Drymat not only lessens the environmental impact but also enhances the comfort and livability of homes.

In Portugal, where energy efficiency is increasingly prioritized, integrating solutions like Drymat into building maintenance and restoration can play a pivotal role in achieving a more sustainable, energy-efficient future.

For support for your personal housing situation you can visit the Drymat Systems website or the Pure Portugal Services Directory.

 

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