The drive to improve the energy efficiency of homes and reduce carbon emissions has resulted in a dramatic change in building regulations – particularly in ROI with similar moves expected for NI. For instance, burning only fossil fuels to heat your space and water will be entirely banned in ROI by 2025.
The good news is that there are lots of options including hybrid fossil/renewable systems that work well. Navigating the myriad of choices available is best done with the assistance of an energy consultant who will take into account insulation and airtightness levels along with extent of glazing and choice of ventilation system. Not only willthey undertake the calculations required (Dwellings Energy Assessment Procedure in ROI and Standard Assessment Procedure in NI) but will use their knowledge to offer advice on the best type of system considering your lifestyle and planned use of the rooms.