You can now borrow Home Energy Savings Kits from libraries across Limerick

  • Think Energy -  Home Energy Saving Kits Launch (Pic Liam Burke-Press 22)
Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr Francis Foley with Niamh O'Donovan, Librarian and Sinead McDonnell, Environment Awareness Officer, Limerick City and County Council. (Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22)

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

Located in 11 of Limerick’s libraries (Limerick City Library at Michael Street along with Dooradoyle, Abbeyfeale, Kilmallock, Watch House Cross - Moyross, Newcastle West, Adare, Askeaton, Rathkeale, Cappamore and Dromcollogher), the kit has five easy-to-use tools and six practical exercises.

It allows you to get a better understanding of the energy usage in your home, problem areas that may need your attention, and ways to improve energy efficiency. Key areas of energy use in the home include:

  • Space heating
  • Hot water
  • 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 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 Librarian Damien Brady said: “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.”

Sinead Mc Donnell, Environment Awareness Officer with Limerick City and County Council 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."

The Home Energy Saving Kits are available to borrow from today (28 Sept 2022). For further information contact Library HQ on 061 556526.

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