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Energy Saving Tips for Your Home

With Earth Day upon us, it’s a great time to remember the importance of environmental awareness. To do this, individual action is encouraged to help make a contribution. This can be done in the form of saving energy in your home. Small changes can make a huge difference, and can sometimes even save you money. Take a look at some of our tips to help you save energy in your home.

Insulate Your Home

It may seem like a simple step, but your home may not be as well insulated as you think. By sealing any air leaks at windows and doors, and properly insulating, you have the potential to save on heating bills. Any gaps in the f...

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What to Consider When Buying Your First Home

So, you’re thinking of buying your first home. No matter what age or stage of your life, it’s always going to be a daunting prospect with many ups and downs, as well as plenty of saving! To help make your journey as a first-time home buyer a lot smoother, we’ve put together a short list of tips.

Start Saving

Before you start even considering buying a property, you might need to start saving for the deposit, which will cover a percentage of the cost of the home. Having a significant savings fund can help to get a wider choice of mortgage options. To help you on your way, it might be advisable to try and cut out any discr...

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How You Can Affect Your Home Insurance Premium

There are several ways that you can manage your own risk to help keep your home insurance premium as low as possible.

Claims History

A good claims history is critical. Typically, those who have made a recent claim are more likely to claim again. Insurers therefore consider past claim experience to be significant. Having no previous claims is best for your premium, but bear in mind the number and value of claims has an impact, so consider not claiming for very small claims.

Your Policy Excess

Another way to affect your number of claims is your policy excess. This is the initial amount of the claim that you, as the policyho...

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Winter Weather and Your Home


As we make our way through the winter months, it is important to remember how cold weather can have an adverse affect on your home in a number of ways. Ice, snow, wind and rain can sometimes cause extreme damage. There are several precautions that you can take to prevent such damage occurring, but first let’s take a look at potential issues and handy tips that you should be aware of.

Frozen Pipes:

Cold temperatures can cause pipes in your home to freeze and potentially burst. The freezing cold can cause extreme pressure to build up within the pipe and can sometimes lead to flooding. Wrapping a towel around outside taps ...

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Keeping Your Home Safe at Christmas

It’s nearly that time of the year again! Christmas is undoubtedly the favourite holiday for many people. However, the joy that Christmas brings can also bring dangers into your home that are sometimes forgotten about. So we have put together a list of what to keep in mind to help keep you and your home safe over the festive season.


Preventing Fires

When it comes to the use of candles, it's important to keep them out of reach of children and pets, and keep them well away from curtains and flammable decorations. You should always ensure that the candle is secured in a candleholder on a flat surface whilst also checking th...

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Eircode: The Benefits to the Irish Consumer

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It’s estimated that more than 35% of Irish properties share their address with at least one other property, primarily in rural areas. Eircode was specifically designed to overcome the problem of non-unique addresses. In a nutshell, we now know where our customers are located and as you can imagine, for a business like ours, that helps make a difference. Eircode will deliver benefits such as:

Streamlined Customer Experience

At Allianz we have changed our systems to record Eircode information. Instead of having to enter your full address details, you are now able to enter your Eircode and validate your location. It’s as s...

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