Tips for a more energy efficient building

Energy Efficient Tips

Zero-Cost Energy Saving Measuresthermostat

  • Turn down thermostats
  • Use timers for hot water and/or space heating
  • Switch off lights/appliances completely when not in use
  • Shower rather than take a bath
  • Close curtains at night
  • Fix leaking taps
  • Poition fridges and freezers in a cool place away from direct sunlight and heat sources
  • Always wash full loads in your washing machine and dishwasher
  • Dry your clothes on the clothesline instead of in the tumble dryer

 Low-Cost Energy Saving Measures (up to €150)
These measures typically recoup their cost in 1-2 years

  • Insulate your hot water cylinder
  • Draught seal external doors, windows and other gaps
  • Improve heating system and hot water controls
  • Install thermostatic radiator valves
  • Replace ordinary bulbs with energy saving CFLs
  • Fit lined curtains in living rooms
  • Maintain your hot water boiler every few years

Medium-Cost Energy Saving MEasures (€150-450)
These measures typically recoup their cost in 3-4 years

  • Top up attic insulation to 300mm minimumattic insulation
  • Get a professional energy audit of your building
  • Improve central heating controls
  • Install room thermostat in living room
  • Buy energy efficient appliances
  • Install a chimney closure/damper unit

Long-Term Energy Saving Measures (>€450)
These measures are ideally considered when doing renovation/replacement work

  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Internal wall insulation
  • External wall insulation
  • Low-emissivity double/triple glazing
  • Solar water heating systems
  • Renewable energy sources (e.g. heat pump, solar panel, biomass boiler)
  • Heat Recovery Ventilation System

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