Cavity Wall insulation is a very effective and an efficient way to insulate new or existing buildings. It can reduce heat loss through your walls by up to 30%. Cavity Wall insulation acts as acts as a barrier when pumped into the cavity which therefore prevents heat loss leading to lower heating bills and increased comfort.
Attic Insulation is a simple method of insulation but still is very effective. Like Cavity Wall Insulation it can save up to 30% of heat loss in your Home. To ensure that this is achieved a depth of 300mm of insulation should be in every home. This measure can easily be carried out in a short timescale usually half a day.
There are various different types of heating upgrades available with some excellent grants on offer. By opting for a heating upgrade it can save up to 35% of fuel bill costs and will improve the overall performance and value of your home. Through the Better Energy Homes scheme, various granted upgrades are available such as oil and gas boiler replacements, Solar panels heat pumps etc.
External insulation is an insulation system which generally is fixed to masonry concrete structures. They not only improve the thermal performance but also the appearance. External insulation is generally applied to a structure that has no cavity. Like the other insulation measures there are grants for EWI under the Better Energy Homes Scheme. The insulation is fixed using mechanical fixings and adhesives and finished with a weather-proof render.
Solar PV is a system which coverts sunlight into electricity when light shines on the photovoltaic panels. By going solar, you can reduce demand for fossil fuels, limit greenhouse gas emissions, and shrink your carbon footprint. The Irish government has set a target for renewables to generate 55% of the country's electricity supply by 2030. Solar PV can be one of the contributions to help achieve this target.
Heat-pumps are electrical devices which convert energy from the air outside of your home into useful heat. Compared to oil, gas, solid fuel they are much more efficient and can reduce your annual heating costs significantly. By 2030 the government are targeting to have 400,000 installed throughout Ireland.
Our new year’s resolution to each other: Let’s start taking GIANT steps in our sustainable energy endeavours
It’s been said before, that we all have a part to play in our sustainable energy transition “and that we can start with some small steps”. Ordinarily that might make sense. If it’s something unknown or untested then it is reasonable to move slowly until we learn more and gain experience. After all, that’s how we all learned to walk, ride a bike, and play our favourite sport.
Did you know that by improving the energy efficiency of your home, you could lower your energy bills, make your house warmer, more comfortable and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions?
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