ESB launches new home energy upgrade service

bonded_bead.jpg
The ESB has launched Halo, the utility's new home energy upgrade and efficiency service. The Halo Installation Service is designed as a "one-stop solution" for home energy upgrades, the company said.
The ESB has launched Halo, the utility's new home energy upgrade and efficiency service. The Halo Installation Service is designed as a "one-stop solution" for home energy upgrades, the company said.

Halo offers advice and free quotations on steps to improve energy efficiency, and can also assist homeowners with the SEAI grant scheme. The service covers a wide range of upgrades including attic and wall insulation, heating systems, windows, BER assessments, heat recovery and demand control ventilation, solar thermal panels and air source heat pumps.

An ESB survey earlier this year — carried out by market research firm Red C — found that 66% of Irish people would consider insulation products in a bid to have a warmer house and reduce energy costs. Research following the 20,000 free surveys carried out by the ESB Halo team also found that 50% of homeowners would consider investing in renewable energy solutions, with solar thermal ranked as the most appealing product.

Launching Halo, architect Dermot Bannon of RTE's Room To Improve said: “I am delighted to join ESB in launching such a necessary service like Halo. As architects we are constantly striving for more sustainable and energy efficient solutions for designing homes. While energy efficiency and sustainability mightn’t have been a familiar concept to most a few years ago, it is very much the buzz word of today."

“People are now more eager than ever before to reduce the running costs of their homes and are becoming increasingly aware of their impact on the environment. Halo simplifies this process by guiding homeowners through the steps they can take towards creating a warmer more energy efficient home, while reducing their bills and their carbon footprint.”

Brian Dowd of ESB Energy Solutions add: “We are delighted that Dermot Bannon could join us to launch our new Halo Installation Service, a further example of ESB’s long-term commitment to sustainability and leadership in energy conservation. I don’t believe anyone could forget the severe cold snap of last winter, so now more than ever, reducing the cost of keeping our homes warm is a huge priority."


Last modified on Thursday, 11 November 2010 10:38

Please log in to comment.