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QUIZ: How Energy-Efficient Is Your Home?

Are you a terror for leaving the immersion on?

THE BEAST FROM the East brought the coldest weather in years so it’s natural if you’ve been blasting the heat and overstocking your fridge (not to mention your bread bins).

But when you look at your home overall, how do you think that it ranks for energy-efficiency? Not only is it good for the environment, it’s also beneficial for your finances if your home is more energy-efficient.

If you’re making the effort to reduce your plastic waste, and ditching the car when you can to cut down air pollution, your home should reflect that effort.

So, is your home an eco-friendly haven or an energy-guzzling powerhouse? Find out in our quiz below.

1. Have you ever used energy-saving bulbs?
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Of course, my whole house is kitted out
A few but I really should buy more

I just buy whatever's cheapest
2. Are your windows double or triple-glazed?
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Yeah of course, it's not the sixties
I'd like some, but it hasn't happened yet

No. I've never really thought about it
3. How long have you had your fridge for?
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Less than two years
Between two and five years

It's probably older than I am!
4. Is your attic insulated?
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I have no idea, I never go up there
Yes, but just with fibreglass

Yes, it's been air-sealed
I don't have an attic
5. How do you control your home heating?
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From my phone, I use a digital heating control
I have a trusty old school timer for that

I just switch it on and hope for the best
6. Have you ever read the manual for an appliance?
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Only when things go wrong
Yes, I have a look before I start using it

Wait, there's a manual?!
7. Is your immersion or heating system insulated?
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I hope that it is but I'm not sure
What? Is that a thing?

Yes, I've made sure that it is
8. Have you ever looked into some of the tax incentives for making your home more energy-efficient?
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Yes, I've availed of some of them
I've never looked into it properly

I didn't know I could get funding...
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
You wouldn't get the green light
OK, so there’s some work to do but it’s easy to get into better habit. Just start by taking simple steps like turning off lights when you leave the room and timing the heating. Why not go the extra green mile and opt for 100% green electricity with SSE Airtricity for electricity and gas? You'll even get a €200 Currys PC World gift card for switching.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You've a definite green streak
Although you've left the immersion on a few times overnight, you're pretty good at turning off appliances and not using electricity when you don't need to. Why not go the extra green mile and opt for 100% green electricity with SSE Airtricity for electricity and gas? You'll even get a €200 Currys PC World gift card for switching.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You're a home eco-warrior
Though you've been labelled a drill sergeant for always turning off lights and heat, there’s no denying that you're an eco-expert. You’re being very thoughtful about how you use energy at home and setting a great example for the rest of us. Why not go the extra green mile and opt for 100% green electricity with SSE Airtricity for electricity and gas? You'll even get a €200 Currys PC World gift card for switching.
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Wondering if your home could be more energy-efficient? Ireland’s leading provider of 100% green energy SSE Airtricity are offering a €200 Currys PC World gift card to any customers who sign up to their dual fuel offer, meaning a chance to upgrade some of your older appliances to a newer, more energy-efficient model.

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