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House2Greener Home

Your Complete Guide to Energy Efficient Home Improvements

When it comes to Irish homes, it’s fair to say that many of us are living in homes that are draughty, cold and cost a small fortune to heat. At the first sign of a cold snap, we have to turn the heating up full whack or get a hot water bottle out. The Government have set an ambitious target of 500,000 homes being upgraded to an energy rating of B2 by 2030.

When it comes to energy efficient home improvements, it can be hard to know what work is more appropriate for your home? What is a deep retrofit? How do you know if your home might need one? What grants are available to upgrade your home and how do you apply? What measures will have the biggest impact on the energy efficiency of your home?
We’ve partnered with Roisin Murphy; architect, interior designer and presenter of RTE’s Home Rescue, to launch House2GreenerHome , a new content series on creditunion.ie. Over the next few months, we’ll share articles on our blog with advice on what you might consider if you want to make your home warmer and more energy efficient.

You can also visit our blog, or keep an eye out for #House2GreenerHome across FacebookTwitter, or Instagram

 Guidance on Home Energy Efficiency

4 Reasons your Home is Cold and how to fix them – Architect Roisin Murphy shares the top reasons why your home might be cold, and what you can do to make your home warmer
What is a Deep Retrofit? – Find out what it means to retrofit your home and how you can work out is this might be the option for you
Your Ultimate Guide to Wall Insulation – Find out the best options for insulating your walls, to ensure your home is warmer and more energy efficient  
Is a Heat Pump the right option for your home? – Find out how a heat pump works and how you can work out if this might be an option for your home.
How do find out your home’s energy rating? - Find our how a Building Energy Rating certificate can determine the energy efficiency of your home
Why Install Attic Insulation and What Impact can it Have? - Learn how insulating your attic can significantly reduce heat loss and help you be more climate friendly