Better Energy Homes is a Government scheme which gives fixed cash grants for insulation and heating system upgrades, helping to make your home more comfortable and cheaper to run. It is available to all owners of homes built before 2006.
In March 2015 higher grant values and bonus payments were introduced and the scheme is now available for previous applicants to get additional works completed.
It is a National scheme and therefore all homeowners of dwellings built before 2006 may apply. Landlords and owners of multiple properties may also apply, however they must submit a separate application form for each property.
Grant approval must be in place before any works commence. For a speedy application and immediate approval, apply online at www.seai.ie/betterenergyhomes
You will need your:
Alternatively you may apply using our postal application form which is available by: calling 1850 927 000 or online at www.seai.ie/betterenergyhomes
Grants are fixed for each type of measure as indicated in the table below. In the instance where the cost of the work (vat inclusive) is less than the fixed grant amount, the actual cost will be reimbursed:
|ENERGY EFFICIENT WORKS||INCENTIVE CASH GRANT VALUE*|
|Wall - Internal Dry Lining|
|Apartment (any) or Mid-terrace House||€1250|
|Semi-detached or End of Terrace||€3,400|
|Heating Controls with Boiler (Oil or Gas) Upgrade||€700|
|Heating Controls Upgrade only||€600|
|For 3rd measure||€100|
|For 4th measure||€100|
|Building Energy Rating (BER)*||€50|
All applicants must carry out a Building Energy Rating (BER) on completion of works. *A BER grant is only payable once as part of a works grant.
Before choosing a contractor from the SEAI registered list:
For more information on sustainable energy grants, please visit the official SEAI website www.seai.ie
You or a family member could be eligible for this scheme which provides free energy upgrades in vulnerable homes built before 2006 to make them more comfortable, healthier and cheaper to run. The upgrades are free to eligible homeowners in receipt of certain benefits including:
For more information call 1800 250 204 or visit www.seai.ie/warmerhomes
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