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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Martin Roche, Ballinamore

External Insulation

I was very impressed by the no-nonsense approach of the contractor, the price was agreed the contract completion date set and I was kept informed of progress and problems at all stages of the contract, everything was completed on time with no extras, the site was cleaned up every evening,... Read more

Ann Randles, Co. Kerry

Customer service

Just to let everyone know I’ve been dealing with Fergus and other staff of comfort solutions and I have received nothing but 5star, no hassle service, to get this type of service today from someone whom we’ve never met nor originally purchased the initial product from and from such... Read more

Eithne O’ Malley, Westport

We had our attic insulated last year by Comfort Solutions and have been more than happy with the results.

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Helen McLoughlin, Ballindine

Cavity Wall & Loft Insulation

I'm delighted with the service from Comfort Solutions! I would have no hesitation in recommending them to friends. My home is now so warm and snug - thanks Fergus

 

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Olive Kerrigan, Westport

Solar Thermal

Comfort Solutions provided a very professional service that resulted in the Solar System being installed on-time with minimum disruption and to budget.  A follow-up check was conducted to ensure everything was working correctly.

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Mike Dalton, Westport

External Insulation

I employed Comfort Solutions to install external insulation on my existing 1930's house which has solid mass concrete walls. At the tender process I contacted a number of contractors, I found Comfort Solutions had the best system around, it is a patented system with a proven track record.

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David & Margaret Edis, Glenhes

Loft Insulation

I found Comfort Solutions through their web site. I contacted them and they came very quickly to give a quote on the day and at the time that was requested. Our loft although lagged was not up to current specifications. After some discussion we decided to just have our... Read more

Tom Healy, Ballina

From start to finish my experience of Comfort Solutions has been very good. I found the Company to be first class in particular Fergus McManamon. I am delighted with the final product and I am in no doubt we will see the benefit of it way into the future.

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Paul & Therese Dunne, Castleba

From the start Fergus came out and advised us what was needed doing. He didn’t push anything on us, he told us what he knew, and answered any questions we had.

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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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