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QUIZ: How much do you know about having an energy efficient home?

Is your home energy knowledge as good as you think?
Aug 31st 2021, 5:40 PM 18,929 10

WE ALL KNOW to turn off the lights when we leave a room, to not leave the tap running and to keep doors and windows closed when the heating is on, but how else can we improve our home’s energy efficiency?

For older properties, an extensive home energy upgrade can be the solution. Taking a whole-house approach, a home energy upgrade will result in an improved BER, which in turn can reduce bills and make for a more comfortable place to call ‘home’. 

The upgrade can include wall and attic insulation, replacing windows and doors, and improving air tightness and ventilation, as well as installing renewable energy technologies in the home, with multiple grants available to support these works. 

So, how much do you know about having an energy efficient home? Take our quiz below to find out.

1. What does BER stand for?
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Building Energy Rating
Building Efficiency Rating
Brick Exertion Radar
2. A BER is calculated based on the amount of energy the home requires for which of the below services...
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Space and hot water heating
Ventilation
Lighting
All of the above
3. What % of heat can a home lose through poorly insulated external walls?
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15%
25%
35%
4. How do photovoltaic solar panels work?
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They generate renewable electricity from the sun
They reuse energy from appliances in the house
They generate electricity from the wind
5. True or false: You can reduce your heating bill by 10% by lowering your room temperature by just one degree.
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True
False
6. What is a heat pump?
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A plug-in heater
A renewable energy heating system
A type of radiator
7. What is the ideal temperature for a sitting room?
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18 degrees
20 degrees
23 degrees
8. True or false: Approximately 25% of the energy used in Ireland is used in our homes.
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True
False
9. What are the benefits of upgrading the energy efficiency of your home?
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Reduced energy bills
Reduced CO2 emissions
A warmer, cosier home
All of the above
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You know a thing or two about having an energy efficient home, but there's room for improvement. Find out how you can make your home more energy efficient below.
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Improve your home’s energy efficiency by carrying out an extensive home energy upgrade. Find out more information about the works involved here, and about the grants available through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland here

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