The cost of home energy bills is increasing across the globe due to a rise in the cost of fossil fuels. As the winter months approach most of us are turning our heating back on for the first time and worrying about those expensive bills. The good news is that with a few simple upgrades you can save big money on your home energy bills. Not only will you have a warmer home that is cheaper to run, you’ll also be contributing to a cleaner greener future:
1. Upgrade your Insulation
The first move towards a more energy efficient home is always improving insulation. There is little point in heating your home throughout the day if most of that heat is escaping through the roof and walls. There are various grants available for attic and wall insulation from the SEAI that could make a huge difference to the comfort of your home.
2. Install Heating Controls
If you haven’t upgraded your heating system recently it’s probably costing alot more to heat your home than it should. Old boilers can be a real drain on energy, especially of they haven’t been regularly serviced. Installing modern heating controls will enable you to heat only the areas of your home that need it. You can set advanced timers and even control your heating remotely via an app on your phone.
3. Renewable Energy
Installing Solar PV is a great way to reduce your energy bills. These panels harness energy from light that you can use to power your home. Contrary to popular belief Solar PV does in fact work through the winter as it uses light (not heat) to generate power. Adding a battery system can greatly improve the performance of your system, allowing you to save energy for later.
Start the journey to improve the comfort of your home, from the comfort of your home.
Our Energy Efficiency Calculator takes the complexity out of home energy upgrades. In a few simple steps discover the cost of upgrading your home, grant support which may be available for you, the cost of credit union finance and the impact of the work on the energy efficiency of your home.