First Rate Energy Services Ltd are one of Ireland’s leading energy consultancy companies. We cover the following counties Galway Kerry, Mayo Sligo, Roscommon, Westmeath, Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and Cork. Contact us on +353863123758
Building Energy Rating BER
SEAI registered BER Assessors Domestic and Commercial:
What is a BER?
BER stands for Building Energy Rating, and is a rating given to your home (or any building whether domestic or commercial) based on the energy efficiency of the building on a scale of A to G
A1 being the most energy efficient rating you can get with G being the lowest grade.
Why do I need a BER?
1. A BER is required by law on any house that is for sale or rent.
2. A BER is required for all SEAI grant application when the work is complete on your home
3. A BER can be acquired to provide potential energy upgrade advise for your home or business and the BER assessor can give the home/business owner pointers on what works could lead to an energy efficient home or business.
How much is a BER?
The cost of a BER depends on the size of your property. Please contact us by phone on 0863123758 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org for a cost on providing a BER on your home or business.
SEAI Heat Pump Grants
First Rate Energy Services are SEAI registered Technical Advisors for heat-pump grants
The installation of Heat Pump systems is funded by SEAI under the Better Energy Homes (BEH) programme.
One of the requirements for a dwelling to qualify for a grant for heat pump systems is that the energy performance of the dwelling fabric is suitable for heat pump system installation. This is to ensure the heat pump system performs well and the dwelling’s electricity bills are not too high.
This can be achieved by insulating the dwelling and/or by upgrading the windows. SEAI aims for installed heat pump systems to be as efficient and effective as is feasible.
To make this possible, an independent SEAI Registered Technical Advisor must be engaged by the homeowner as part of the application process. The Technical Advisor guides the homeowner on the energy performance of the dwelling, particularly on the suitability of the dwelling for a heat pump system based on the dwelling’s heat loss.
They also provide the homeowner with independent guidance on measures necessary to ensure that the dwelling fabric heat loss is lowered to an acceptable level for a heat pump system to perform effectively and efficiently. The required heat loss level is expressed as a Heat Loss Indicator of 2 Watts/Kelvin/m2 .
Please contact us to see if your home can qualify for the heat pump grant.
Air Tightness and Thermal Imaging
Air Tightness Testing
An air tightness test (also commonly referred to as an air leakage test or air permeability test) is a test to determine the level of uncontrolled air flow through unwanted gaps or cracks in the fabric of a building.
Too much air leakage leads to unnecessary heat loss and can lead to discomfort to the occupants through cold draughts.
An air tightness test will locate and identify these weaknesses in your dwelling which can be acted on to help achieve a more comfortable home.
Thermal Imaging Reports
Thermal Imaging is a method of imaging and evaluating the thermal efficiency of home and building insulation, doors, windows, and other penetrations, along with the efficiency of heating and cooling systems.
Our thermal experts have been able to proactively address the issue of wasted energy by using infrared cameras, and in turn give advice on how to make homes more energy efficient, saving money and making your home a more comfortable place to be.