Building Energy Rating – How you can improve yours


Before we discuss how you can improve your homes building energy rating or (BER) for short, let us quickly explain what a Building Energy Rating actually is?

To quickly define, A Building Energy Rating Certificate is an indication of the energy performance of a home. A BER certificate is accompanied by an Advisory Report which identifies how you might improve the energy performance of your home.

BER is the calculated energy use for space and hot water heating, ventilation and lighting based on standard occupancy. A BER is similar to the energy label for a household electrical appliance like your fridge. The label has a scale of A-G. A-rated homes are the most energy efficient and will tend to have the lowest energy bills.

So how then can you improve your homes building energy rating? Our CosiHomes technical team have outlined some energy performance measures below.

  • Install modern heating controls
  • Increase your insulation in the walls / attic / floor
  • Insulate the hot water cylinder and pipework
  • Put in advanced energy efficient glazing
  • Replace your old inefficient boiler with a more efficient one
  • Look at renewable energy heating systems

All or some of these measures will improve your homes building energy rating, save you money, be kinder to the environment, while also adding value to your home.

For more details on how CosiHomes can help cut your home heating bills by up to 25%- CALL 1890 315315 or EMAIL info@cosihomes.ie


February 24th, 2015