Get cold and humid at season, so homeowners need to stay warm. Many of Ireland’s houses are older lacking heating and ventilation schemes that follow the energy-saving standards today. The winter heating bills can be very large if the house is poorly insulated using an inadequate heating system. There are many basic measures in every household that can raising the heating bills helping to reduce CO2 pollution in the environment. SEAI (Sustainable Energy Agency Ireland) programs also exist to help households develop insulation and heating systems.Interested readers can find more information about them at insulate a home
First, a summation of household defects which lead to energy waste. Much of Ireland’s energy loss results from poorly designed houses, inadequate ventilation, weak, obsolete or insufficient heating systems, newer, inefficient equipment, faulty home lighting and, ultimately, bad homeowner’s patterns of energy usage. Many homeowners don’t know what is causing the high energy bills, or how to fix it. Public education is vitally important in saving energy and rising ozone CO2 pollution.
SEAI is a government grant scheme which helps homeowners improve energy savings in their homes. The SEAI grants support homeowners completely revamp the insulation and heating systems in their homes to save money and boost home comfort. For some, the rules and regulations related to this grant program are complicated and difficult to follow.
The homeowner must first have all the work done, then have the grant granted. A BER assessment is suggested but it is voluntary, before and after the research is completed. They used to need this. Job to do on this grant is: 1. Attic insulation in and around screens, doors, walls and floors, up to 200 mm 2.Drought proofing.
3.Jacketing hot water bottles with kits or pink glass wool and vapor barrier kraft material.
4.Conversion to low-energy CFL light bulbs.
5.Insulated cavity wall of blown glass fur, cotton or plastic pin.
6.Energy consulting on energy consumption patterns and other means of saving energy.
This grant scheme is a good start, but on a small budget, it will not protect the investor, who needs to do only half of the things needed at a time. A plan that is still needed is one that is very attractive to all homeowners, and easy to use. It should have funds for smaller projects, since the world is improved by any shift to better.
If you are interested in reducing your home’s energy consumption and are not qualifying for a SEAI award, there are items to do.
* Check into roof insulation at the local home goods store. If it is possible for the home owner to install the roof insulation on their own, this is an inexpensive project that will pay for itself in energy savings over the next few years. Local contractors or handy men may render roof insulation if the homeowner is not willing to do so.
* Separation from attic should be up to 200 mm thick. It is placed between joists at the walls and above them. Pink, paper vapor barrier glass sheets come in rolls and can be used with no clutter. It is easy to use plastic beads, blown in glass wool or sprayed on foam insulation. Heat rises and distance from the attic can save the electricity from being lost. Lack of insulation at the attic is one of the greatest wasters of electricity. Paying huge power bills for the electricity flowing through the roof doesn’t make much sense.