Home Energy Audit

February 9, 2012
With the cost of living in Ireland at an all time high any method of saving cash and reducing spending is at the top of all our lists. One way of doing this is by cutting down on your use of electricity the other way is by conducting a home energy audit.

Home energy audits have become increasingly popular in recent months with many people using them as a way of reducing costs and improving their home. A home energy audit is a form of inspection which involves a qualified inspector examining your home and its energy use.

The reason for this inspection is to identify areas where changes need to be made in order to make the house more energy efficient meaning it is cheaper to heat and power. The inspection involves checking the area of the house that retains air which are;
  • Doors
  • Ceilings
  • Floors
  • Windows
  • Patio Doors
  • Skylights

If any of the above areas have any form of leak it will take a lot more energy to heat the house which in turn will result in a higher heating bill. After conducting a home energy audit a report is put together which outlines what needs to be done to improve the efficiency of the house. This may mean that any of the following steps be required;

  • Increase in the level of insulation within the home
  • Fitting new windows i.e. double glaze
  • Installing new front, back or patio doors
  • Having  new heating system put in

While it means an investment on your own part there are a number of government grants available for people who wish to make their homes more energy efficient. The end result being a more comfortable home and more money in your pocket.

Home Energy Audit

Home Energy Audit

Home Energy Audit

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