Insulation prevents heat loss through the walls by slowing down the passage of heat from the warm areas of your house to the cold outside. 35% of heat is lost through poorly insulated walls. You can insulate your house by installing cavity wall, internal wall or external wall insulation. External wall insulation is becoming… Continue reading External Wall Insulation: Wrapping it Up
It's no surprise that cavity wall insulation, in combination with attic insulation, is the most popular form of work done by homeowners to upgrade the energy efficiency of their homes. Here's the 8 most important things you need to know about cavity wall insulation before you consider doing the work or employing a contractor. You… Continue reading Cavity Wall Insulation: 8 things you need to know.
Home insulation grants from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) are not actually called "cosy grants" - but they could be! The SEAI will provide grant funding for home owners (including landlords) to upgrade the insulation in their pre-2006 built homes. SEAI home insulation grants are available for: attic insulation, cavity wall insulation, external… Continue reading SEAI Grants for Home Insulation: how much they’re worth and what they’re for.
We are looking forward to an unprecedented focus on energy efficiency in our homes. Understanding the positive impact of well insulated, energy efficient homes and businesses will become commonplace. But how do we measure how efficient our homes and premises are? Being proactive about energy saving measures now and improving the energy efficiency of your… Continue reading U-value: what does it mean?
What is the Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme? The Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme is a nationwide scheme available to homeowners who are in receipt of certain social welfare benefits. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), through a registered contractor like Leitrim Warmer Homes, will provide FREE energy efficiency upgrades to your home. The… Continue reading Do you qualify for FREE insulation under the Better Energy Warmer Home Scheme?