Why Insulate? Save Money & Protect The Planet

The Road To Zero Carbon

Heat loss from buildings now accounts for up to 40% of Ireland's total energy consumption; as such, here and elsewhere, it has become a major area of action in the fight against global warming. Properly insulate your home and you are helping to safeguard the environment.

  • By relying on entrapped air for their thermal properties, Rockwool & EcoBead insulation products have zero Ozone Depleting Potential and zero Global Warming Potential.
  • The use of thermal insulation provides a practical and cost effective means of reducing energy consumption in the home and in industry. This reduces the need to burn fossil fuels, reducing CO2 emissions and helping to minimise global warming.
  • Insulation can help provide a solution to global warming efficiently, economically and safely.

Both Rockwool and EcoBead is manufactured using a state-of-the-art production process that does not use, and has never used, harmful gases such as CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs, in fact any “blowing agents“ that have Ozone Depleting Potential or Global Warming Potential. Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is the main greenhouse gas accounting for about 67% of total Ireland greenhouse gas emissions. Irish CO2 emissions were estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency to be almost 70 million tonnes in 2007.

The EU has a Kyoto target of an 8% reduction in greenhouse gases between 2008 and 2012 with respect to 1990 levels. Between 1990 and 2007 Ireland has experienced a phenomenal economic growth of 150% which inevitably drove emissions upwards as the rate of housebuilding and infrastructural development increased to meet the needs of this surge. In recognition of this Ireland's target in meeting the overall aim was a limit of 13% increase in greenhouse gas emissions above the 1990 levels. The National Climate Change Strategy 2007 to 2012 has set out a range of measures to build on achievements made under the first Strategy which shows clearly that the necessary emission reductions will be delivered.

Energy savings in well insulated buildings improve air and water quality. The less fossil fuels we burn the less smog, acid rain and eutrophication we get (an excess of nutrients that may disturb the bio-diversity in soil and water).

Stay Warm

Insulation helps keep your home warm in the same way that wearing a jacket or jumper helps to keep your body warm. If your home is often cold and hard to heat, it may be poorly insulated. That means you could be losing heat through your attic, walls, windows and doors.

Losing Heat = Losing Money

Heat loss from the fabric of a building can be substantial, resulting in higher fuel consumption in order to maintain comfortable room temperatures. A high percentage of our existing housing stock does not meet current standards, and worse still, some houses have little or no insulation at all. If your home is not properly insulated, you will be spending far too much money keeping it warm. In some cases, the insulation can pay for itself in as little as 1 to 2 years.

Typical Heat Loss In Homes
Flue 8%
Roof 30% - 35%
Walls 25% - 30%
Vents 12% - 15%
Windows 15%
Floors 7% - 10%

Future Proof Your Home Today

Whether you're planning to improve your existing home or build a new home, EcoWarm Insulations can provide expert advice plus a fast and efficient service. Even if your home already has insulation, it might not be adequate. We can help you upgrade your insulation and therefore optimize performance, saving you money.

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If you have any questions or would like a no obligation quote, call 1850 500 501
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