Anyone who lives in a Kager wooden house quickly forgets about the high costs associated with winter heating that affect most traditional masonry buildings. But what are the reasons behind this difference? Here are the three main characteristics of Kager homes that allow you to maintain low heating costs even when external temperatures drop.

1. Absence of structural thermal bridges

Thermal bridges are areas of a building envelope where unwanted heat flow is generated between the inside and outside. These are most common at joints (between walls and floors, walls and ceilings, or roof beams and walls), where the geometric characteristics and the meeting of different materials can reduce the insulating capacity of the structure.

To address this issue, Kager engineers have developed various innovative solutions over the years, including the use of the highest quality materials which are unique in the wooden construction industry. Some design solutions include a double roof that guarantees proper insulation without thermal issues and the creation of fixing and anchoring systems for the structures (walls-walls, walls-floor, walls-basement reinforced concrete) combined with corner sealing systems. These elements remain a crucial aspect of Kager’s technological heritage.

Wooden houses winter heating consumption

2. Perfect insulation in window connections

Windows and French doors are the most critical thermal bridges in a home during winter. While design and living comfort recommend increasing glass surfaces to improve internal lighting conditions (and thus reduce energy consumption for lighting in winter), the connection points between windows and walls can often create drafts and lower internal temperatures.

It is not enough to have highly insulated glass (double or triple glazing); the installation phase is very delicate and can undermine the insulation capabilities of the frame. Prefabrication offers significant advantages in this case. In Kager prefabricated wooden houses, all fixtures are assembled in the factory in a protected and controlled environment where it is possible to achieve total insulation, free of imperfections, rich in details and technical measures that ensure the complete absence of thermal bridges.

Warm wooden houses in winter Kager Italy

3. Intelligent solutions for air exchange

Air exchange improves the quality of the air we breathe in our homes daily, especially when traditional heating systems excessively lower the humidity percentage, causing typical seasonal ailments.

Kager wooden houses are equipped with advanced controlled mechanical ventilation systems (VMC), which allow the air in the house to be renewed up to 8 times a day with the possibility of pre-heating the incoming air using the heat of the outgoing air. This way, it is no longer necessary to open the windows to breathe clean air, filtered against dust and pollen and treated to achieve ideal humidity conditions.

Would you like to know more?

In this article, we have explored some solutions that help reduce heating costs in a Kager house. To find out all the details, contact us and request an appointment with one of our consultants.