The National Home Energy Saving Scheme was launched on February 8th 2009 with a budget of â‚¬50 million in 2009. The Scheme is expected to support the upgrade of at least 25,000 homes and, with other energy efficiency programmes, will contribute to the creation of 6,000 direct and indirect jobs.Â This Scheme offers grants of up to 40% of Irish typical cost of energy efficiency upgrade measures, varying depending on the measure concerned.
Who can avail of the scheme?
It is a National scheme and therefore all homeowners of dwellings built before 2006 may apply.Â Landlords and owners of multiple properties may also apply,Â however they must submit a separate application form for each property. If you are a landlord or a management company considering an entire building upgrade, please contact SEAI before applying online for the grant. 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.
The Energy Room is happy to offer our customers the most cost-effective and up-to-date energy efficiency solutions. The SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) Home Energy Savings Scheme means you are now entitled to grant aid when you invest in making your home more economic and energy efficient. Here is all you need to know about the new scheme in five simple facts.
Why Was The Home Energy Savings Scheme set up?
The scheme’s primary aim is to reduce energy use and CO2 emissions within the home.
What Does The Grant Cover?
- Roof Insulation
- Cavity Wall Insulation
- Internal Wall Insulation
- External Wall Insulation
- High Efficiency Boiler and Heating Control Upgrade
- Heating Control Upgrade Only
- Building Energy Rating
How Much Are The Grants Worth?
|Cavity Wall Insulation||â‚¬400|
|Internal Wall Insulation||â‚¬2,500|
|External Wall Insulation||â‚¬4,000|
|High Efficiency Boiler and
Heating Control Upgrade
|Heating Control Upgrade Only||â‚¬500|
|Building Energy Rating||â‚¬100|
The scheme is aimed at older homes that would not typically have the energy efficiency features of recently built homes. The scheme is open to all houses built prior to 2006 including rental properties.
For more information contact www.seai.ie