Home Energy Survey
The home is one of the largest users of energy in Ireland. It accounts for almost one third of the energy used in the country. Although energy is vital in our everyday lives, there are ways we can reduce the amount we use. This leaflet provides some practical advice on improving the energy efficiency of your home.
The Home Energy Survey
This “Home Energy Survey” will walk you through your house, room-by-room, identifying home improvement projects that will deliver the greatest energy savings and reduce your bills most effectively.
Often there will be more than one recommendation, so compare the “pay-back period” of each option. In other words how long it takes to recoup your initial outlay. First it makes sense to complete the projects that quickly pay for themselves. But remember that other projects, which pay for themselves more slowly, might have non-monetary advantages such as increased comfort, security, and noise reduction. The most rewarding way to conduct the Home Energy Survey is to examine each area of your home, as shown in the following pages. The exact payback period for particular projects will vary depending on the age, type and style of your house, so we have provided indicative cost (m) and payback ratings (★). The outlined recommendations can easily be modified to suit any home.