We are often asked what is the difference between a BER, a Home Energy Assessment or Heat Pump Technical assessment.
Yesterday, the 8th of February 2022, minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan announced a suite of improvements to the current level of retrofit grants available to homeowners.
A key part of any retrofit is reducing drafts and improving ventilation. This ensures we improve indoor air quality as part of the retrofit and helps deal with mould or condensation problems.
A domestic BER, (Building Energy Rating) is an indication of the energy performance of a home. It covers energy use for space heating, water heating, ventilation and lighting.
Put simply retrofit is the renovation of a home to improve its energy efficiency, reduce fuel fuels, improve comfort and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Innovations in lighting over recent years has given rise to many options for CFLs LEDs. Replacing lamps in existing fittings with energy efficient bulbs is one of the easiest ways to make energy savings.
Saving energy is not just about whole house retrofit projects, there are many simple ways to save energy in the home.
Domestic retrofitting offers myriad benefits in addition to energy savings. Homes which undergo a performance upgrade are more comfortable, more durable, healthier and safer.