Learn It: Efficient Use of Energy in the Home
Did you know that over one third of energy consumption each year in Ireland is in our homes? That makes the domestic sector the single biggest energy consumer - bigger than industry and agriculture. Being more energy efficient at home makes sense. It will save you money and make your home more comfortable. By saving energy you are also doing your bit for the environment by reducing the amount of greenhouse gases that come from your home. And it's easy to start: there are lots of ways to be more energy efficient that you can start doing right now, and that won't cost you a thing!
Find out more by doing the Sustainable Energy Ireland Home energy survey
Energy labelling of appliances was first introduced in Ireland in 1995 under EU legislation. Energy labels help you to make a more informed choice when buying an appliance by allowing easy comparisons of the energy consumption of different models. Energy consumption is rated from A-G, with A being the most efficient. Energy-efficient appliances will save you money on your energy bill and are less harmful to the environment.
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