Limerick LIBRARY members can now borrow home energy saving kits to help them understand their energy use and lower their bills.
Located in libraries in Limerick City, Moyross, Dooradoyle, Abbeyfeale, Kilmallock and Newcastle West, the kit includes five easy-to-use tools and six practical exercises.
It helps homeowners better understand their energy use, issues that may need attention, and ways to improve energy efficiency. Major areas of energy use in the home include space heating, hot water, and electricity use.
Kits can identify common problems such as lack of insulation, poor ventilation, and appliances that could drive up electric bills.
Mayor Francis Foley said the kits are easy to use and will help many homeowners take the first step in their journey to sustainable energy.
“They should also help people reduce their energy use and costs as we look ahead to a period of sustained high energy costs,” he added.
Limerick Librarian Damien Brady added that the project promotes energy awareness and builds on the core principles of community resource sharing library to engage, educate and enrich citizens.
Environmental Awareness Officer Sinead Mc Donnell said the kits are a great way to engage with the citizens of Limerick and the Limerick Library Network is the perfect home for them.
“I have no doubt that Limerick Tidy Towns groups will be delighted to promote the use of the kits in their communities.”
The Home Energy Saving Kits are now available to borrow with further information available from Library Headquarters on 061 556526.