There’s a community scheme in my area where they’ve taken a sample for each house type and estimated costs to bring your house up to different standards, i think they’ve given three examples for each house type from just insulation up to everything including heat exchangers, led lights etc...Oldschool wrote:OOS is right solar panels don't really give bang for buck like insulation does.
Others have posted the same.
It would need research but the type of thing that should be considered is reflective coatings on things like roofs of cars, flat roofs on houses/sheds/apartments, airplanes, trains etc.
The reflective material would have to be....
I've been told that a heat exchanger for the air in your house is a good idea.
Not sure what the retro cost might be but I suspect there is better bang for buck than installation PVs and probably better for the environment too.
Bottom line here is that there doesn't seem to be an independent source of information for all the options including approx costs.
Why is that.
As an aside, I have a a solid fuel cooker (range), it sprung a leak, thankfully I was able to get a welder to repair it.
However you're left wondering?
So tried to ring the Irish based manufacturer to ascertain how much it would cost to get a replacement boiler never mind the cost of doing the work.
Would not even give me a ballpark figure.
Said I'd have to contact an approved engineer.
That would cost me a few Euro only to be told it's not doable or whatever.
My simple thinking was replace my range with a much cheaper and more suitable (at my age) a wood burning stove etc etc, if the numbers looked right.
The DIY market in Ireland is being squeezed out of existence or severely limited deliberately by government as a source of job creation.
Simple example, why isn't the vat on insulation zero?
If you get it installed by an approved installer you can (or used to be able) get the vat back (obviously you have to jump through hoops). If you buy it yourself you get done for vat. It's still cheaper to do it yourself.
It's a load of b*%&!cks, screw the punter again for the sake of micky mouse job creation at the punters expense.
The government are only serious about the green agenda if it raises tax revenue ir creates jobs.
I don’t have the document in front of me but if your interested I can get it out and post some info later this evening.
The big message was insulation and building envelope is king