Energy Services

Building Energy Ratings (BERs)

BER Certificate_2_1Guide to the BER

A Building Energy Rating (BER) is similar to the energy label for a household electrical appliance like your fridge. The label has a scale of A-G, also clearly distinguished by colours, green to red. A-rated homes (Green) are the most energy efficient and G-rated homes (red) the least efficient.

The calculation method used to determine Building Energy Ratings is known as the Dwelling Energy Assessment Procedure (DEAP). This is in the form of a detailed software program which takes account the energy required for space heating, ventilation, water heating and lighting less the savings from energy generation technologies.

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Passive House


PH Logo"Passive House" is an ultra efficient building standard that saves up to 90% on your heating bills and ensures your house is always at an indoor temperature of 20deg C with an extremely high level of air quality.​

Passive House is fast becoming the leading energy efficiency and comfort standard for all building types across the world. It truly makes no sense anymore to build anything less. Passive House is very achievable and is actually a very cost effective way to build.

This 20 year-old concept has been achieved in over 20,000 projects, from multi-family units to assisted living facilities, low income housing to condo developments and commercial properties to schools. And yes, you can also apply the standard to houses - both existing and new-build.​

So, to explain Passive House in a nutshell, this is what we'd have:

  1. very comfortable temperatures with no draughts - 24/7, year round

  2. extremely good air quality - always fresh

  3. tiny fuel bills - future proofed against fuel prices

Contact us now to find out more.

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Thermal Imagery

Front of semi-detached houseThermal imagery, also known as thermography is the photographing of an object (a building in our case) to view various temperatures in the building’s fabric. This enables us to detect a great deal of abnormalities and failures in the fabric of the building. Thermal imaging or infrared cameras are capable of photographing infrared radiation, which is invisible to the human eye. This radiation is then expressed instantly and clearly by means of colourful thermal images.

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U-value Calculations

Comfort Solutions Ireland offers a professional U-value Calculation and Condensation Risk Analysis service to all our customers. All calculations and analysis are presented in great detail, complete with diagrams and reports. We will provide the above in pdf format, making it easy for our customers to read or print as desired. We generally offer this service free of charge to customers already purchasing products or services from Comfort Solutions.

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Condensation Risk Analysis

As we all know, air contains moisture which can condense into water droplets if conditions allow. Warmer air contains more moisture and we often see the occurrence of condensation in our everyday lives, eg. when we breathe onto a piece of cold glass. This type of condensation can also take place within the structural elements of our buildings and can have a detrimental effect on building materials, including timber and insulation.

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Dr. Roderick Peters, Newport

External Insulation

In the Spring of 2013, Comfort Solutions installed external wall and loft insulation at the home I had recently bought. Before the installation, I had been concerned at how quickly the house could become cold and damp.

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Amy Healy. Glenisland

I upgraded the boiler in my home and needed a heating solution for my office which is in a separate building.
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Sean & Ann Tarmey, Ballintober

We found the house was difficult to heat and it became cold very quickly. Since the external wall insulation, attic insulation and new windows were installed, we have a much warmer comfortable home, and are making huge savings on our fuel bill. The colour render we chose on the exterior... Read more

Kieran, Roonagh

I have recently had renovations done to my home which were completed by Fergus and his team at Comfort Solutions and I cannot recommend them highly enough. This work involved external wall insulation, attic insulation, flat roof insulationa and covering, replacement doors and windows and an upgrade of the heating... Read more

Padraig and Margaret Doyle, Ba

We had external wall insulation installed on our detached bungalow and had an attic insulation upgrade during the summer of 2017. We are very pleased with the results as our house is now much cosier in winter time and holds the heat for much longer after the heating switches off... Read more

Audrey Ní Fhearghail and Lorca

The external insulation that Comfort Solutions Ireland installed for us has made a huge difference to how warm our house is. From the start of the process, they proved to be professional and easy to deal with.

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Brian Mc Nulty, Wicklow

I had a pellet boiler installed incorrectly and after much searching, came across Comfort Solutions. While they didn't install the boiler initially, they re-installed the boiler correctly and corrected everything. I was not only impressed with the installation, but by the back-up and service afterward. I have no reservation in... Read more

Barbara Bradby, Ballycroy

External Insulation, Loft insulation, DPC

Our little house by the sea in Co Mayo was a dream, but the damp was a nightmare. I looked into external insulation first as a solution for the damp which was breaking out on all the internal walls. The walls were concrete, there was condensation... Read more

Mark and Janita Kennedy, Newpo

We have been delighted with the work done by Comfort Solutions. The whole process was professional from start to finish. The preliminary quotation was comprehensive and so allowed us to get a very good idea of what the total cost would be before we went ahead and agreed to the... Read more

Anonymous, Quay, Westport

We have been delighted with the results of using Comfort Solutions to clad our house with exterior insulation.  The results are immediate.

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