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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Heating

Last week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Poll: Have you turned the heating on yet?
Let us know if you’ve been feeling the chill.
Last month
August 2023
Hot water from Poolbeg Incinerator to heat over 50,000 buildings from 2025
Excess hot water from the facility could be pumped into pipes instead of being cooled down and released into the Liffey.
Last year
Annual inflation eases again slightly in September after 38-year high in July
Home heating oil was up 83.8% in the year to September.
Cost of living crisis: Most households intend to use their home heating less often this winter
A new poll from Red C and The Journal shows that 76% intend to delay putting the heating on.
Tánaiste says pay-as-you-go utility users will not be included in winter cut-off moratorium
‘A moratorium on disconnection for electricity this winter needs to be a moratorium for everybody,’ Mick Barry told the Journal.
Public sector buildings to turn off heat 1-2 hours before closing time
Public sector bodies will be required to set temperatures to the guideline of 19 degrees where appropriate.
Extra Fuel Allowance payment of €100 to be issued this week
All households who received Fuel Allowance in early April will automatically receive the €100 lump sum.
All time
Fuel Allowance increase won't be paid out until November - but will be backdated
It was confirmed on Tuesday that the allowance was increasing by €5 to €33 a week.
Poll: Have you turned the heating on this week?
Temperatures are set to drop to as low as -2 degrees tonight.
Poll: It's September - have you turned the heating on yet?
Have you reached for that dial?
Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view
One of the options outlined in the consultation open from today is to encourage a wider use of green leases.
Status Orange snow-ice warning issued for seven counties as temperatures set to plunge to -7
The eastern part of the country is set to be the worst hit by the wintry weather.
Poll: Do you ever put on more clothes instead of turning on the heating?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
Poll: It's autumn - have you turned the heating on yet?
We’re in for some wet, windy weather in the coming days. Is your radiator going on?
Poll: Have you turned the heating on yet?
Let’s have a heated debate.
Man in court for tampering with meters so he could offer 'cheaper' gas and electricity
McLoughlin had advised a ‘client’ to top the meter up by €10 a week and Bord Gáis “won’t come near you”.
What's next for the Nest Thermostat? Solving your immersion woes
The third gen version of the smart thermostat is getting hot water control, something the company says Irish customers have been requesting.
Bang the heating on - the weekend is going to be cold
Dig out the hats and scarves.
Why stained-glass windows aren't just for churches...
To find out a bit about getting stained glass put into the home, spoke to Sean Finlan from Rathmines Glass.
Review: Will the Nest Thermostat help reduce your heating bill?
A lot has been made out about the company Google bought last year, but does it really make things easier for you?
Irish homes are a lot warmer than they were 10 years ago
New figures from the CSO show significant improvements to BER ratings.
Is It OK To Put The Heating On Yet?
Take this quiz to see if you should press the button.
The Burning Question*: Is it too early to put the heating back on?
Let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
Poor people in Europe forced to choose between heating and eating
Oxfam is calling on G7 leaders who are meting tomorrow to reassess Europe’s energy strategy to move towards more sustainable and affordable fuels.
Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries
Cutting costly emissions from thousands of public buildings would help the environment and save Ireland €200m a year – without requiring a single job loss.
Tips on how to stay warm, protect the environment and heat your home this winter
The Environmental Protection Agency said that householders can save money and be environmentally friendly this winter.
How to make your other half turn the heating on
The eternal struggle of our time.
People approaching St Vincent de Paul 'because they cannot afford the basics'
The Society of St Vincent de Paul has highlighted energy costs as particularly burdensome for struggling families.
9 reasons why you should be thrilled you made it through Monday
You can be our heroes, baby.
Rich pensioners 'should give back any handouts they don't need'
Free bus travel, free television licences, heating bill payments – one Conservative minister in Britain has suggested rich pensioners may not need them all.
Bedsits are history thanks to new regulations effective from today
Rental properties are now required to have separate bathrooms, independently controlled heating appliances and adequate food preparation and storage facilities.
Funding issues delay Ireland's first District Heating project
Ireland could follow the lead of Russia, Poland, and other countries in installing cost-effective district heating – but only if it gets the funding.
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?
Poll: Have you turned on your heating yet?
With energy price hikes kicking in soon and temperatures falling, are you switching on the timer – or holding off as long as possible?
Woman finds ex-boyfriend living in her attic
The man, who had recently been released from jail, could see into her bedroom through air vents.
Open thread: What high-tech functions would you like in your home?
What kind of tech developments would make it easier to run your home? Add your thoughts to this open thread.
Energy Index jumps in July with increases for oil, coal and electricity
The latest Bord Gáis Energy Index cites supply issues and eurozone weakness as pushing fuel up.
Bad news for the environment: 4 out of 5 use fossil fuels to heat homes
Census 2011 found a clear urban-rural split between people using oil and natural gas to heat their homes.
Joan Burton defends government action on fuel poverty
Minister for Social Protection says households with high levels of fuel poverty will be prioritised this year.
Bord Gais rejects "anti-competitive" complaint
The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors of Ireland is protesting against what it terms Bord Gais’s “anti competitive and unfair” pricing policies.