Improving your BER rating
Should I try and improve my BER?
Based on SEAI figures, increasing your home’s BER rating from a D to an A might reduce your energy bills by 80%.
How long is a BER valid for?
It’s valid for 10 years providing there are no material changes to the building that could affect the energy rating.
How do I improve my BER?
The first thing to do to improve your BER is to review the advisory report produced as part of your BER assessment.
Outlined below are a few ways in which you can improve your BER:
- Insulate attic, external walls, floors, pipes.
- Replace gas boilers / oil boilers with a heat pump or a more energy efficient boiler.
- Provide renewable sources of energy e.g. solar.
- Replace existing windows with more energy efficient windows.