What is Retrofitting:
Retrofitting refers to the addition of new technology or features to older systems, in this case older or existing buildings, to improve energy efficiencies.
Our Company offers services in relation to energy use and also provides advice on maximising the benefits of sustainable energy.
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Retrofit Ireland can provide advice on making applications for grants under the GHS Scheme.
This can provide immediate impact and benefits will be threefold:-
- save you money on your electricity and heating bills
- home will be more comfortable
- contribution towards reducing climate change.
It is an accepted fact in Ireland that most homes are not using energy efficiently. You could save yourself hundreds of euro a year just by carrying out simple retrofit upgrades in your home such as improved insulation, improving seals around windows and doors.
Improving your home’s energy efficiency does not need to have a significant cash outlay.
By combining an efficient building structure with sustainable energy options can have significant benefits to homeowners in the short-term and significantly in the longer-term.
We will make recommendations for the most cost effective retrofitting of your home.
Examples of Cost Effective Retrofit upgrades
- Damp proof older houses
- Insulate un-insulated walls, floors and attic
- Maximise day-light/ passive solar heating
- Heating Controls
- Location of radiators
- Upgrade heating systems
- Upgrade windows- particularly with Gas filled and low-emissivity glass-levels.
- Seal drafts and joints
- Reduce unnecessary ventilation e.g. through chimney
Our use of Air Permeability Testing and Thermal Image surveys will provide the client with specific detail to pin-point the areas of heat loss and to ensure the Retrofitting is appropriately targeted.
We can provide a full list of recommendation and associated costs. Clients and choose for Retrofit Ireland to put these recommendations in place or seek independent third parties to carry out recommendations.
Additional Retrofit Services we offer through our reputable suppliers include:-
- Wind Turbines
- Combi Boilers
- Solar Panels
- Energy Saving Light Bulbs
- Heat Recovery Systems
- Geo-Thermal / Biomass Systems
- Home Management Systems
- Energy Efficient Glazing
- Wood Pellet Burners
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