Limerick libraries are lending home energy saving kits

Mayor Francis Foley with Environmental Awareness Officer Sinead McDonnell and librarian Niamh O'Donovan displaying the Home Energy Saving Kits.

LIBRARY members across Limerick are now able to borrow Home Energy Savings Kits to help them understand their energy use and reduce their bills.

Located in Limerick City, Moyross, Dooradoyle, Abbeyfeale, Kilmallock and Newcastle West libraries, the kit has five easy-to-use tools and six practical exercises.

It allows homeowners get a better understanding of their energy usage, problem areas that may need attention and ways to improve energy efficiency. Key areas of energy use in the home include space heating, hot water and electricity consumption.

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

Mayor Francis Foley said the kits are easy to use and will help many homeowners take that initial step on their sustainable energy journey.

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“They should also help people reduce their energy consumption and costs as we are looking into a period of sustained high energy costs,” he added.

Limerick Librarian Damien Brady added that the  project promotes energy awareness and builds on core library principles of sharing community resources to engage, educate and enrich citizens.

Environment Awareness Officer Sinead Mc Donnell said 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.’

The Home Energy Saving Kits are now available to borrow with further information available from Library headquarters on 061 556526.