If you are planning on taking advantage of the Home Renovation Incentive,
You may be eligible for a heating controls grant
There are SEAI grants available for home owners in Ireland for installing heating controls. Domestic customers can benefit from a heating controls upgrade or an oil/gas boiler with heating controls upgrade.
Despite the name “heat pump”, heat pumps do an efficient job of both cooling and heating the home or commercial building. Unlike other conventional heating systems, a heat pump operates by distributing heat, instead of generating hot or cold air. This heat or cooling process can be sourced from either water, earth known as a geothermal heating system or the most common system which retrieves heat from the air. This is known as an “air to air” heat pump.
What are Air to Water Heat Pumps?
Heat pumps extract energy from the sun and raises it to a temperature equipped to provide an effective and efficient heating source. This is an extremely environmentally friendly source of heat as approximately 75% of the energy we require to heat our homes is sourced directly from our environment. Air to water heat pumps are the most effective and modern method of hot water heating system on the market today.
Irish Water are now sending application packs all domestic households connected to public water supplies. Home owners now face the reality of paying the controversial water charges in 2015. Most grown adults use around 50,000 litres of water each year and therefore, the chance of falling below 30,000 allowance litres per adult and 38,000 litres per child is minimal. For example, an 80 litre bath each day totals an adult's entire water allowance for the year.
A new system for domestic water charges is being introduced for homes which are connected to public water supply or to public domestic wastewater systems. The Commission for Energy Regulation, who are regulators of Irish Water are devising the scheme on water charges. The new system is being introduced under the Water Services Act 2013.
Installing rainwater harvesting systems in new builds and renovations can save you money, particularly with the introduction of Irish water charges. Not only will this system save you money, but it is also friendly to our environment.
A considerable proportion of a monthly budget for hotels and restaurants are taken up by energy bills. Heating and cooling contributes to costs that a small business owner endures on a monthly basis. If the heating systems are not set right or fail the costs will continue to rise. The maintenance and repair charges are enough to put a dent into the finances of any small business. Then, there is the option of replacing the heating system which does not come cheap either. However investing in a new system that considerably cuts down your energy bills may be a good solution to solve your problems.