Heating insulation 'can lead to big savings'
Homeowners should take advantage of opportunities to add heating insulation to their properties in order to reap the savings available.
Conor Pope, writing for the Irish Times, advised that utility bills can be made much lower with the energy saving technique and they can also receive help to fund an installation.
Loans of up to €5,000 (£4,210) are available in Ireland, thanks to the Green Equity Release product and grant approval from the Sustainable Energy Association (SEA) of Ireland, which goes a long way to covering the costs of heating insulation.
"Customers can also use their grants and loans to install renewable energy heating systems such as solar heating systems, heat pumps or wood chip or pellet boilers," he added.
The SEA is currently promoting the Code for Sustainable Homes, which encourages people to install green technologies such as heating insulation in their houses, and hopes to spread its use across the UK and Ireland.