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Home Energy Saving Kits available to borrow from Limerick libraries

Home energy saving kits
Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr Francis Foley with librarian Niamh O'Donovan and Limerick City and County Council Environment Awareness Officer, Sinead McDonnell. Photo by Liam Burke/Press 22.

The easy-to-use kits are aimed at helping households improve their energy efficiency

By Riona Maguire

Library members across Limerick are now able to borrow Home Energy Savings Kits, designed to help householders better understand their energy consumption. 

Located in six libraries across the county, it is hoped that the easy-to-use kit will help Limerick homeowners and renters identify the most important areas of their home for energy upgrades. 

With energy prices skyrocketing, the kits allow hard hit households to understand energy use around their home by identifying problem areas that may need attention. 

With five practical tools and six exercises all aimed at helping you conduct your own energy audit, the kit will allow users to find the easiest and most effective ways to reduce excess energy consumed in these problem areas. 

The kits can identify common issues such as lack of insulation, poor ventilation and appliances that might be driving up electricity bills.

You can visit Limerick City Library (Michael Street) or Dooradoyle, Abbeyfeale, Kilmallock, Watch House Cross, Moyross or Newcastle West libraries to borrow an energy kit for your household.

Praising the introduction of the kits to libraries across the county, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Francis Foley said, “The Home Energy Savings Kits are easy to use and will help many homeowners take that initial step on their sustainable energy journey.

“The kits should also help people reduce their energy consumption and costs as we are looking into a period of sustained high energy costs.”

Limerick City and County Librarian, Damien Brady, said he is “delighted” to see the project introduced to Limerick; “This project promotes energy awareness and builds on core library principles of sharing community resources to engage, educate and enrich citizens. We are delighted to support energy awareness through the public roll-out of the Home Energy Saving Kits within a number of our libraries in Limerick.”

Limerick City and County Council Environment Awareness Officer, Sinead McDonnell added, “The kits are a great way to engage with Limerick citizens, and Limerick’s library network is the perfect home for them. I have no doubt that Limerick Tidy Towns groups will be delighted to promote use of the kits to their communities.”

For further information on borrowing a Home Energy Saving Kit, contact Limerick’s library headquarters on 061 556526.

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