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Insulation works and central heating top of council's housing works list

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Mayo County Council has been working on bringing its housing stock up to standard in relation to insulation and central heating works over the past year and that will continue into 2016. In a report to the elected members of the council, senior executive officer Paul Benson outlined that according to preliminary data of the council's 2,046 housing units, 112 of them had been identified as being deficient in terms of central heating provision and 764 had been identified as having insulation standards lower than being applied by the council under its energy efficiency programme. However it was outlined that most of the houses in the 764 identified as being deficient in terms of insulation complied with building regulations at the time of their construction and that the council apply a very high standard when it comes to insulation and it is for this reason that the glaring deficiency exists.

Free home insulation

Home Comforts Better Energy Ltd is part of a national scheme that provides free insulation to homeowners if they meet certain criteria. 

Drive over to Dublin for less than a euro

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A super fuel-efficient car which is 20 times more economical than typical road cars was launched at NUI Galway this week. It has been designed and road-tested by NUI Galway engineering students. At the event, Connacht Rugby star Eoin McKeon officially unveiled the Geec and it was driven in public for the first time.

Increase in grant levels for Better Energy Homes scheme

There has been an increase in grant levels for the Better Energy Homes scheme which Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael TD, Gabrielle McFadden believes will encourage more people to invest in energy efficiency improvements in their homes.

Kenny welcomes boost in energy efficiency grants

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed a boost in the level of grants available to householders who want to undertake energy efficiency improvements. The cash value of every grant available to householders under the Better Energy Homes Scheme has been increased, by between 25 per cent to 50 per cent. In addition, a bonus payment has been introduced which will see householders receive bonus payments if they complete three or more energy efficiency improvements.

Save money on energy costs with Home Comforts

A properly insulated home is energy-efficient and will not only save you money on your bills, but will make your home more comfortable to live in and also help contribute to a cleaner environment.

Homeowners advised to take advantage of Government grants now

Homeowners in Galway should be aware that the Government grants scheme which assists homeowners to insulate their homes is still available. The scheme is available to all homes built before 2006 and there is a grant of €500 for cavity wall and attic insulation. A building energy rating is also given to the home after the works are complete. West Coast Insulation, which has been providing insulation to homes across Galway since 2009, is now offering the grants directly off the quotation. The company will look after the paperwork for you and there is no waiting for grant refunds — the amount comes directly off your bill.

Home Comforts Athlone announce warmer homes scheme

Better Energy Warmer Homes (BEWH) is administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and funds energy efficiency improvements in the home of the elderly and vulnerable, making their homes more comfortable, healthier, and more cost-effective to run.

Save money on energy costs with Home Comforts

A properly insulated home is energy-efficient and will not only save you money on your bills, but will make your home more comfortable to live in and also help contribute to a cleaner environment.

Conservation funding for former industrial school

More than €300,000 in funding has been announced this week for refurbishment and conservation works at the former industrial school in Letterfrack.

 

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