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SEAI grant for home heating

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.

Who can avail of the scheme?

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.

How to apply?

Grant approval must be in place before any works commence. For a speedy application and immediate approval, apply online at

You will need your:

  • Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN) which you will find on your electricity bill
  • Bank details
  • E-mail address
  • Chosen registered contractor from the SEAI Registered Contractor List

Alternatively you may apply using our postal application form which is available by: calling 1850 927 000 or online at

What grants are available?

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:

Attic €300
Wall - Internal Dry Lining
Apartment (any) or Mid-terrace House €1250
Semi-detached or End of Terrace €3,400
Detached House €4,500
Heating System
Heating Controls with Boiler (Oil or Gas) Upgrade €700
Heating Controls Upgrade only €600
Solar Heating €1,200
Bonus Grant
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.

Choosing a Contractor

Before choosing a contractor from the SEAI registered list:

  • Talk to friends, family, or neighbours who may have done works recently
  • Shop around, get multiple quotes and compare the offers
  • Check references, talk to previous customers, visit their homes if you can
  • Formalise the relationship by having a contract which details the works, prices,time, payment terms and warranties

For more information on sustainable energy grants, please visit the official SEAI website

Better Energy Warmer Homes

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:

  • Fuel Allowance
  • Job Seekers Allowance for over six months and with children under 7 years of age
  • Family Income Support

For more information call 1800 250 204 or visit

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