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Heating Audit?

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  • 06-04-2009 8:59pm
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    Looking to get a comprehensive heat audit done on 4yr old one off house in Wexford. Am looking to have any problem areas where heat is being wasted/escaping examined and highlighted. House has UFH (downstairs, rads upstairs) which is running off an ACV combination boiler with an oil burner. House is fitted with wooden double glazed windows.
    Any suggestions/recommendations?


    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 46,064 ✭✭✭✭muffler


    Moved to the BER forum.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,379 ✭✭✭Smcgie


    In my opinion your best option is to get a BER assessor to assess the property. PM me if you need more info.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,833 ✭✭✭MicktheMan


    Bazbu wrote: »
    Looking to get a comprehensive heat audit done on 4yr old one off house in Wexford. Am looking to have any problem areas where heat is being wasted/escaping examined and highlighted. House has UFH (downstairs, rads upstairs) which is running off an ACV combination boiler with an oil burner. House is fitted with wooden double glazed windows.
    Any suggestions/recommendations?


    Thanks
    Hi Bazbu,

    Declaration of interest, <SNIP>

    What you need is what we call a "heat loss survey" carried out. This is not a BER and is done with the aid of tools such as blower doors, thermal imaging cameras and smoke machines and carried out by an experienced professional. The results of the survey give you all you need to know on where the heat is either being wasted or is escaping from the building. You can then target any remedial works to the problem areas. Hope this helps.
    <SNIP>


  • Registered Users Posts: 46,064 ✭✭✭✭muffler


    MicktheMan wrote: »
    Hi Bazbu,

    Declaration of interest, <SNIP>

    What you need is what we call a "heat loss survey" carried out. This is not a BER and is done with the aid of tools such as blower doors, thermal imaging cameras and smoke machines and carried out by an experienced professional. The results of the survey give you all you need to know on where the heat is either being wasted or is escaping from the building. You can then target any remedial works to the problem areas. Hope this helps.
    <SNIP>.



    Mod edit: Text that breaches the charter removed


  • Registered Users Posts: 46,064 ✭✭✭✭muffler


    Im getting a little tired of the selfish reasons people are using for posting in this and the associated forums. Please read the charter as I wont be repeating this again to anyone.

    You are all more than welcome to post here but when you pimp or attempt to pimp yourself or your business then that welcome will be removed as will the posting privileges.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,025 ✭✭✭d'Oracle


    IMO a BER assessor would be a poor place to start.

    A BER is not suitable as an assessment process for improvement.
    A BER survey will not indicate how a dwelling is loosing heat.
    It might be used as a PART of the process.

    This query probably should not be in the BER Forum.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 341 ✭✭Mocrie14


    MicktheMan wrote: »
    Hi Bazbu,

    Declaration of interest, <SNIP>

    What you need is what we call a "heat loss survey" carried out. This is not a BER and is done with the aid of tools such as blower doors, thermal imaging cameras and smoke machines and carried out by an experienced professional. The results of the survey give you all you need to know on where the heat is either being wasted or is escaping from the building. You can then target any remedial works to the problem areas. Hope this helps.
    <SNIP>

    Thanks for your replies. I am particularly interested in having the UFH system examined for heat loss. There may be an insulation issue with the underground pipes running from the boiler in the garage, to the house. Would a heat loss survey examine and analyse this?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,833 ✭✭✭MicktheMan


    Yes a heat loss survey should examine, analyse, quantify the loss and advise on best solution. This is not an uncommon problem in ireland.


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