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QUIZ: How much do you really know about your home energy choices?

Plus how to get 50% off your gas connection.

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EVER BAFFLED BY how your electricity bills are so high? In the face of both trying to save money on your energy costs and improving your home’s BER rating, it might be time to have another look at how best to power our homes.

Depending on your current set up, you could be missing out on an opportunity to save on your bills, and become overall more energy-efficient in your home. Not only can an energy switch be good for the environment, it can also benefit your bank account.

While our current setup might be dictated by what was in our home when we moved in, we may not realise the other options we have available for a safe, reliable, cost-effective energy supply. So, how much do you really know about the energy that powers your home?

Find out in our quiz below.

1. What percentage of Ireland's electricity supply comes from natural gas? Source: SEAI
18%
14%

9%
51%
2. What is our second biggest supplier of electricity, at 25%? Source: SEAI
Hydro
Peat

Wind
Coal
3. Which of the following appliances typically uses energy at the fastest rate? Source: Bonkers.ie
Your electric shower/immersion water heater
Your iPhone charger

Your kettle
Your tumble dryer
4. Which of the following items tend to use the least energy in your home (around 1% of all energy use)? Source: Visual Capitalist
Lighting
Electric oven

Freezer
Computer
5. Which of the following can improve the BER rating of your home? Source: SEAI
Replacing your old gas or oil boiler with a new highly efficient gas boiler
Switching to oil

Opting for single-glaze windows
Converting your attic
6. What are some other ways to improve your BER rating? Source: SEAI
Insulate your attic, walls, floor and pipes
Install heating controls

Combine a gas boiler with renewable technologies such as solar panels
All of the above
7. Natural gas can heat your home faster than electricity, but how much cheaper does it tend to be? Source: SEAI
68%
12%

42%
18%
8. How many homes and businesses in Ireland are connected to natural gas? Source: Gas Networks Ireland
Over 700,000
Under 100,000

About 250,000
320,000
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
You're out of gas when it comes to home energy
You might curse your electricity bill each month, but you may not be fully aware of how eco-friendly your energy choices are. Why not get 50% off a new gas connection, with Gas Networks Ireland?
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You're pretty switched on when it comes to home energy
You're pretty good about knowing how cost-friendly your home energy choices are but you may not be aware of how eco-friendly they are. Why not get 50% off a new gas connection, with Gas Networks Ireland?
Share your result:
You scored out of !
You're a bright spark when it comes to home energy
You know just how cost-effective and eco-friendly your possible energy choices are and how to make the most of them. Why not get 50% off a new gas connection, with Gas Networks Ireland?
Share your result:

Would you like to improve your home’s Building Energy Rating, without having to foot the bill for a retrofit? By simply connecting to natural gas, you can improve your BER rating, and with Gas Networks Ireland’s exclusive online offer, you can connect your home to gas for as little as €125, until September 30th 2019.

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