Confused about a BER rating?

Confused about a BER rating?

What is a BER rating?

You may have heard about a BER rating on properties, but not been sure exactly what that meant. Put simply, BER stands for Building Energy Rating, and it signifies how energy efficient a property is. Properties are graded on a scale of A to G, with A-rated homes being the most energy efficient, making them more likely to have lower energy bills.

So how does this affect you? As a prospective buyer or renter, you want the property to have the highest BER possible. As mentioned, a high rating usually means that the property has lower energy bills, which of course saves you money in the long run. So if you’re torn between two properties, looking at their BER might help you decide which one will cost you less in the long run.
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10 ways to save on Home Energy Bills

10 ways to save on Home Energy Bills

10 ways to save on Home Energy Bills

Nobody likes paying their home energy bills. They always seem too high. While you can’t control your energy provider’s prices, you’re not powerless in this situation. There are a number of things you can do to drive down your energy costs and save some money.

  1. Insulate your home

Investing in proper insulation is one of the best ways to reduce your home energy bills. By insulating your attic and walls, you save up to 40% on your heating bills. While the up-front cost can be sizeable, you’ll save in the longer term.

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Housing Crisis, where are the developers?

Housing Crisis, where are the developers?

Ireland finds herself living in interesting times once again, when it comes to the dynamics of our property market and the housing crisis.

From overreaching our targets majorly in the boom years, with 90,000 homes built in 2006 alone. Even the peak land price was €84m per acre paid for development land in Dublin 4. This country went through seven years following the crash where its previous obsession became its greatest source of misery and shame.

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