Benefits of Insulation
Many Irish houses, particularly those built before 1980, are very wasteful of energy. Various cost-effective energy saving opportunities exist which, through reducing fuel and electricity bills, can pay for themselves in a relatively short time. The implementation of energy conservation measures can also make the house warmer, more comfortable, and eliminate cold draughts and condensation.
By conserving energy in our homes, we can:
An insulation plan for a consumer should only be devised following a complete review of the existing insulation standards with a dwelling.
Insulation evenly distributed over all your home generally produces better results than additional insulation applied to only one or two areas. It is better to have a good overall level of insulation than, for example, a highly insulated roof with no wall insulation. Since increasing insulation thickness does not produce a pro rata reduction in U-value, there comes a point where the economic return on additional insulation for any one element will be virtually nil.