Need energy saving/heat loss expert to survey home.

Discussion in 'Homes and gardens' started by Tintagel, 11 Jan 2019 at 10:27 AM.

  1. Tintagel

    Tintagel Frequent Poster

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    We have a house built in the mid 90's. It is a lovely summer house but it is cold in the winter.

    We can have our heating on for a couple of hours, then walk out in to our hallway and it feels as if the heating hasn't been on at all.

    How much would it cost approximately for someone to call out and do a complete survey of our house to find ways of keeping our house warmer. We would be looking for someone who is independent and not tied to a product or company selling products.

    Any recommendations?

    Thanks
     
  2. noproblem

    noproblem Frequent Poster

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    I don't know if you're an agile person or not but if you are you can do an awful lot of basic work yourself. Do you know if the walls are insulated, is there a good seal on your front and back doors, how well insulated is your attic, check seals on windows, what sort of heating do you use, etc? These are all DIY jobs that you would be well capable of doing with a little advice and you'll find plenty of help online and also from the hardware stores that stock the products you might need to purchase. It will save you a lot of money as a survey could cost you from €300 to €1000 and might not be as easy to get done as you might think.