Climate change is one of the biggest challenges our world faces and at Bord Gáis Energy we understand that how we use our energy is at the forefront of creating a cleaner, greener world.
How will we do this?
- By helping our customers reduce emissions
- By reducing the emissions of the energy system as a whole
- By reducing our own emissions
What are we doing?
Bord Gáis Energy’s focus is on helping home and business owners to make better energy use choices, helping the environment while supporting the low carbon ambition of the Programme for Government. To achieve this,
Bord Gáis Energy is continuously investing in innovative products and services that help and support us all as we work towards a shared goal of a low carbon future.
Our Dublin office is a Certified Green building and we’re committed to reducing our internal carbon footprint by 35% by 2025.
We will train and up-skill our engineers in heat pump and EV charger repair.
Together, we will help realise homes that are smart, self-sufficient, energy efficient and are connected with ‘eco systems’ informed by real-time data and insights.
At Bord Gáis Energy we will be at the heart of that transformation.
Make sure your home is well insulated to retain the heat. A BER (Building Energy Rating) will give you a good indication of how well your house is doing this.
The results could target a range of work that could be completed to improve your home’s BER, from small measures to retrofits. The SEAI also offer a grant scheme to support such investments.
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Keeping your boiler well serviced and maintained means you can save up to 10%* on your energy costs.. It is independently recommended to service your boiler annually. Click here for our HomeCare packages to make sure your boiler is running optimally.
Being energy efficient doesn’t have to mean making big changes all at once. Sometimes it’s the little things that can make a big difference. Everyone, from homeowners to renters, young or old, can contribute to a more energy efficient home and a better planet for generations to come.
Check out our handy tips below for small steps you can take today to save on your energy bills and do your part to help save the planet.
In the kitchen
Know your measures and only fill the kettle with as much water as you need.
keeping the lids on your saucepans means less heat lost and more time for eating!
You should be defrosting and cleaning your fridge and freezer at least every 6 months so they can run more efficiently.
Ever found yourself in the car wondering if you left the iron, TV, hair straightener on? Then a smart plug might be a good choice for you. Hive Active Plug is a smart plug that lets you control your home electrical appliances from your mobile, tablet or laptop. Which means you can also pop the kettle on before you even get home. Handy! Learn more
Heating your home
By turning down your thermostat by just 1 degree, you can save on your annual heating bill.
Make sure your curtains are not overhanging your radiators as this channels heat towards the window.
Learn more about how our smart products can make your home more energy efficientLearn more
Smart energy devices help streamline your energy use at home. They give you better control over when and for how long you use your energy. Creating a smart ecosystem in your home keeps you connected and in control of your energy, reducing your energy consumption even when you’re not at home.
Generating your own energy supply at home is a great way to decarbonise, reduce our carbon footprints and also take some pressure off the grid at peak times. With Solar PV panels and battery storage, you can capture solar energy to generate and store your own electricity as you require it.
Solar PV (Photovoltaic) are solar panels that produce DC electricity when exposed to light.
Batteries will store energy generated by solar PV during the day and power the home in the evening.
A Solar Thermal system is a type of solar collector that converts sunlight into heat. This heat is then used for heating water.
Switch your Electric vehicle charger at home to source it’s energy directly from your self-generated supply via Solar.
Learn more about the SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) grants available to you.