Green Consumerism Is Not Just For Patrick’s Day


With St. Patricks Day on the horizon, Irish and non-Irish alike are contemplating how best to ‘go green’ for the day. While here at House2Home we aren’t immune to celebrating by ‘drowning the Shamrock’ or catching a parade or two, we espouse a more sustainable form of green consumerism. In fact, it is this ethos which underpins our mission statement as a Retrofit company. We would like to encourage you to make Ireland greener not just for one day, but every day by making simple changes to your home and how you use it. Such action will not only save you money but will also reduce your carbon footprint, thereby helping to maintain the Emerald Isles unique hue. Below are a few simple steps you can complete to make your domestic surroundings more sustainable:

1.  Home Energy Rating Survey

This provides a home energy improvement roadmap to homeowners considering carrying out energy efficient works. The survey is conducted by qualified Building Services and Energy Management Engineers employed by House2Home.

This process can prove particularly useful to those trying to isolate where exactly they can save money in their home. Assessment is conducted by evaluating your propertys current energy performances. Once all pertinent data relating to your home is gathered, a full report is compiled for you to review. This report not only helps you to make an informed decision regarding home energy improvement works, but also outlines how much money you stand to save by carrying out such work.

2.  Home Insulation

Optimizing domestic insulation is another tack homeowners looking to improve their green credentials can take. It can be quite daunting to sift through the various types of Home Insulation alone. This is where consulting an accredited  company such as House2Home can prove particualrly beneficial. Each form of domestic insulation has unique properties which add to the creation of a warmer, more energy efficient home. House2Home can help you decipher whether external wall; internal dry lining; cavity wall, attic or a combination of two or more will deliver the increased comfort, sustainability and fiscal savings you desire.

3.  Solar Energy

Solar energy is a genuine alternative to fossil fuels and is one the easiest steps you can take towards becoming more sustainable. Furthermore, generating energy from solar panels will significantly reduce your hot water heating bill. House2Home can help you to assess how best to reap the financial and environmental rewards offered by solar energy. Our experts can determine the right package for you based on factors such as the number of occupants of your home. Once this data has been collected, bigger decisions such as choosing between Flat Plate and Evacuated Tube collectors for solar water heating can be tackled.

4. Windows And Doors

House2Home offer replacement windows and doors as part of our Home Energy Upgrade package, but you should consider replacing them as a separate project even if you are not availing of our package. Studies show that 25% of heat loss can be attributed to windows and doors alone so it behoves you to install the most efficient varieties available. Inefficienct windows and doors in a standard three bedroom house result in a whopping €662.50 worth of heat loss. House2Home install ‘A’ rated windows exclusively and our UPVC range also reduces the need for continuous maintenance over time. We use a combination of manufacturers to provide you with an unparalleled service that is tailored to your specific needs.

We hope these suggestions inspire you to direct your green consumerist leanings in a sustainable fashion. If you’d like to see our products in 3D please visit our showroom on the Killeen Road in Dublin. We’d like to seize this opportunity to thank our valued customers for their continued support and wish you all a happy St. Patrick’s Day.