Approximately 30 percent of heat loss in the home is lost through the roof. 25 percent or more of heat loss occurs through the walls. Other areas of heat loss are the windows and doors, the flue/chimney, extension joints, etc. Grants are available for insulating your home under the Government’s Home Energy Saving Scheme.
Mary has a four bedroom detached house 150 m in size. She has an annual heating bill of €1,600. Mary previously had 100mm of fibreglass insulation in her attic but decided to upgrade the insulation in her attic to the recommended 300mm following advice from SEI and the various contractors she rang.As well as resulting in more comfortable living conditions, this simple low cost measure now saves Mary over €250 every year on her home heating bill. Mary was also able to secure grant aid from the Home Energy Savings scheme to help her with the cost of this. Typical costs for this type of upgrade are approx. €700 - €1,000 (excluding grant).
Simply put, the U-value of your home is a measurement to indicate the level of heat loss in your home. The lower the U-value, the lower the amount of heat loss suffered.
There are several methods of insulation to consider. All homes have individual requirements and BER Insulations Ireland will be happy to make recommendations to you.
BER Insulations has teamed up with MD Windows of Castleknock to provide you with a reliable replacement window and door service. Quotations can be arranged as a result of our recommendations in your BER assessment.