Welcome to another episode of Ours To Protect, as we take a closer look at biodiversity and sustainability in Co Clare.
This week, we’ll hear about the work Electric Ireland Superhomes are doing to make Irish homes more energy efficient.
By doing so, the company is supporting Ireland’s efforts to achieve climate action targets through a commitment to deliver 35,000 home retrofits nationally by 2030.
Johnny Redmond is a retrofit engineer with Electric Ireland Superhomes based in Co Clare.
He is also involved with the SEAI Sustainable Energy Communities Project in Kilkee and on the Loop Head Peninsula.
* If you believe your home could benefit from a retrofit programme, seek advice and what requires to be done and what financial supports could be available to you.
* Small things like draughty doors and windows could result in your home losing significant heat. This is something you could possibly deal with yourself.
* Roof, wall and floor insulation could provide significant benefits and result in your home retaining more of its heat.
* Use the radiator valve to turn the temperature down or off in rooms that you do not use a lot or at all.