As the festive season approaches in Ireland, it's essential for households to prepare for the winter elements to ensure a warm and secure home environment. In this comprehensive guide, we'll provide expert tips on safeguarding your residence against the harsh winter conditions.
- 12/12/2023 0 CommentsProtect your home from high bills this ChristmasRead More
- 01/08/2023 0 CommentsIntroducing Thermodynamic Solar Technology for Efficient Water HeatingRead More
At RD Plumbing, we are proud to offer thermodynamic solar technology as a groundbreaking method of water heating. Unlike traditional solar panels that rely solely on direct sunlight, thermodynamic panels draw solar heat from the atmosphere.
- 23/06/2023 0 CommentsGas and Oil Home Heating Ban: What You Need to KnowRead More
With the proposed ban on gas boilers and oil boilers coming into effect next year, there is understandable quite a bit of confusion around this new piece of government legislation.
- 22/03/2023 0 CommentsHeat Pump Servicing: Your Questions AnsweredRead More
As one of Ireland's best providers of quality heat pumps, we provide heat pump services for residential and commercial clients in Tipperary and the surrounding counties. In particular, we focus on the Panasonic and Joule brands. As such, we often get questions about heat pumps. To make this information more accessible, we have compiled some of the more common questions below.
- 20/02/2023 0 CommentsGas Boiler Installations: Your Questions AnsweredRead More
As one of Ireland's most experienced gas boiler installers, we have successfully fitted hundreds of properties with quality gas boilers. Despite the ever-fluctuating gas price on the international market, gas home heating remains cost-effective and efficient. As a company, we often install gas boilers in new homes and even retrofit older properties with modern gas boilers.
- 07/07/2022 0 CommentsThe money saving benefits of Boiler ServicingRead More
Right now, every household in Ireland is beginning to feel the pinch. Not only are we contending with skyrocketing fuel costs, but we're also slap-bang in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis. Inflation rates are higher than they've been in a decade. With these factors in mind, trying to save money has never been more important. Holidays may be getting cancelled. Streaming subscriptions may be allowed to expire, and perhaps our cupboards are stocked with more store-brand products than usual. However, here at RD Plumbing, we have noticed a worrying "money-saving" trend. To cut down on out-going expenses, some households are neglecting their annual oil or gas boiler service. In this article, we'd like to argue that forgoing a yearly boiler service will actually cost a homeowner money rather than saving them some cash.
- 29/04/2021 0 CommentsRD Plumbing are Supporting Local SportRead More
RD Plumbing and Heating is thrilled to be the newest jersey sponsor for the Erin's Own U16 Camoige Team and Naomh Bríd U14 Camoige Team. Company Director Maria and her son Callum presented the teams with their jerseys at their first training session back after the Level 5 restrictions were imposed. We are delighted to be able to give back to our local community and support local children achieve their sporting dreams. Sport is an extremely important part of every community, it promotes positive health and well being for our children, It teaches them the importance of being part of a team and encourages socializing. The success of RD Plumbing is built around the team of directors, office staff, engineers and apprentices so we know how important it is to work together and support each other on a daily basis. We would like to wish the teams the very best of luck for the season ahead. Don't forget girls, as we say here at RD Plumbing and Heating, 'Team work makes the dream work!'
- 18/06/2020 0 CommentsRd plumbing leading the way in green systems and innovationRead More
Over the past 10 years, RD Plumbing and Heating has proudly serviced domestic and commercial energy customers across the country from Kilkenny, where they are based, to Carlow, Waterford, Dublin, Offaly, Tipperary, Wicklow, Laois, and Kildare.
David Kearney co-owns RD Plumbing and Heating. He began his career as a plumber, before heading to the UK for 10 years to work in maintenance for a company where he eventually became an Operations Director. He then returned to Ireland to set up RD Plumbing and heating
David comments, “We started the business 10 years ago, at the height of the recession, as a maintenance company. We could identify that, given the economic climate at the time, a lot of people were finding money tighter than it had been in previous years. Many of our prospective customers were focussed more on fixing problems and items in their house, instead of buying new. “We built our business on this concept at the lowest point of the recession and, 10 years later, we have now grown to become a team of 10, servicing domestic and commercial to industrial customers, on small installations through to large-scale projects.” He added, “As a business which was born out of the recession, having a fire in our bellies is something that comes second nature to us. In the past couple of years we began putting a lot of thought into the way forward for our business, and decided that a focus on renewable energy is the right fit for us.” At the end of May, RD Plumbing and Heating is launching a renewable energy showroom, which will be the first of its kind in Ireland. “We have been working with Calor for about six years, and the area of renewable energy is a common passion of ours. Calor has just launched BioLPG, 100% renewable LPG, and we will be one of the first commercial properties powered by the renewable alternative.
“We decided to set up a one-stop shop renewable energy showroom, which displays the entire spectrum of renewable energy and low carbon solutions, like Calor Rinnai water heaters and Greengear generators, and other energy appliances that are more environmentally focussed. “I suppose what sets our showroom apart from others is that it will be entirely run by renewable energy – a stand-alone and self-sufficient, energy- using building, off the natural gas grid. “We will use BioLPG to heat the showroom, solar PV panels to create the electricity we consume and we will also be renewing and reusing all of our water. The showroom will be an example of all of the uses of renewable energy, and the extent to which it can be relied on to power a home or business.”
RD Plumbing and Heating’s commitment to cleaner, greener alternatives has not gone unnoticed, and the business was nominated for an Innovation in Business and Environmental Award in Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Kilkenny Business Awards.
“We always look to position ourselves at the forefront and be as innovative as possible,” added David. “Our aim is to do things a little bit differently so that we can find solutions and alternatives for all of our customers. “Given our cumulative experience as a close-knit team of ten, we are well positioned to deliver the best advice to our customers. The opening of the showroom perfectly signals the direction our business is going in and makes us excited about what 2018 has in store.
- 16/07/2019 0 CommentsThe money saving benefits of Thermodynamic Solar Heat PumpsRead More
With all the talk of Ireland failing to reach its expected reduced carbon emission targets, it seems possible that the current carbon tax rate will increase.
For homeowners – whose primary home heating solution is gas – this means they’ll likely see further increases to their home heating energy bill.
Energy companies like Bord Gáis Energy, Electric Ireland and Energia are already charging their clients a carbon tax, which works out at around 0.42 cents -- including VAT -- on every kWh of gas used.
With carbon emissions again at the top of the Government’s agenda, this per kWh rate may be significantly increased.
With the threat of a tax increase hoovering in the air, now is the perfect time to consider greener energy alternatives. If you are thinking about solar, you should really be considering thermodynamic solar panels.