- Are you looking to cosy up your home?
- Do you want to save up to 50% on your heating bills?
- Do you want to stop wasting energy?
Of course you would!
And there is financial help there to help you from Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). SEAI have helped over 350,000 homeowners in Ireland to date. They offer a range of homeowner grants that will help you achieve a warmer home while saving on your heating bill at the same time.
GRANTS ON OFFER
|Measure||Energy Efficient Works||Grant Value|
|Cavity Wall Insulation||€300|
|Internal Insulation (Dry Lining)|
|Apartment (any) OR Mid-terrace House||€1,200|
|Semi-detached OR End of Terrace||€1,800|
|External Wall Insulation (“The Wrap”)|
|Apartment (any) OR Mid-terrace House||€2,250|
|Semi-detached OR End of Terrace||€3,400|
|Heating System||Heating Controls with Boiler (Oil or Gas) Upgrade||€700|
|Heating Controls Upgrade only||€600|
|*Bonus||For 3rd measure||€300|
|For 4th measure||€100|
|Building Energy Rating (BER)||€50|
*You will also get an extra €300 if you complete three measures and an additional €100 for the fourth measure.
So How Does it Work?
Decide what energy efficient measure best suits your home. You can do this by talking to a good building contractor, architect, gas installer or energy advisor.
Pick a contractor from SEAI’s list of approved contractors
Fill out the online application form. You will be approved within minutes.
You now have six months to complete the works on your home. You will receive a form in the post called the “Declaration of Works” – one for each measure (e.g. one for external wall insulation, one for gas boiler upgrade, etc.) filled in when the works are completed.
Return the form by post to SEAI, P.O. Box 119, Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry along with the Request for Payment form.
You will generally find your money in your bank account within four weeks. Your contractor may be selected for inspection. This is to maintain a good standard of workmanship.
To be eligible for the Better Energy Homes grant, your home must have been built and occupied before 2006. That means that the electricity meter must have been installed by the end of 2005. Homes built from 2006 onwards should have been constructed to the 2003 Building Regulations and so should not require significant insulation or heating system upgrades.
More details about the scheme are covered at http://www.seai.ie/Grants/Better_energy_homes/Better_Energy_FAQ/