Anja Murray, Dublin 8
Anja lives in a semi-detached house in Dublin 8 with her partner.
As an ecologist, Anja is very passionate about the environment and was motivated to get energy upgrades to her home and take action against climate change.
“My choice to get a deep retrofit was an ethical one, I wasn’t happy living in a home warmed by burning fossil fuels” Anja says.
Comfort was also a big factor for Anja.
“When I bought the house it was dark and cold but now we have a comfier, warmer and brighter home. We have a constant, even and comfortable temperature at all times which is really great. I don’t ever have to turn the heat on or off, there is always hot water and no worries about immersion, gas bills or having to call for an oil tank to be refilled.”
High heating bills
The original house was built in 1929 and had a small flat roof extension to one side. There was an oil central heating system that was very inefficient. Before the works, the BER rating was G which led to very high heating bills.
Works to Anja’s home as part of this whole house solution included:
- External wall insulation
- Floor insultation
- Attic insulation
- New triple glazed windows and low energy front door
- Solar Photovoltaic (PV) system installed on the roof
- Removal of oil boiler and tank and replaced with air-source heat pump
- Demand Control Ventilation System which improved the indoor air quality
- Achieving an air tightness level of 4.7m3/h/m2@50pa
From G to A2
As a result of the SuperHomes deep retrofit Anja’s home went from a Building Energy Rating of G to A2.
Anja has noticed more people have taken an interest in the house since the work has been done and it has even converted some neighbours to the merits of retrofit works including insulations.
“People stop now to take a look and are really interested to know more about the works after seeing the solar panels and heat pump.
There was an assurance knowing that SuperHomes are in this business for the right reasons and have the experience over years in delivering retrofit projects. In terms of customer service, SuperHomes was great to deal with and took care of all the paperwork which was also a big convenience.”