Home Energy Efficiency

The Better Energy Homes Scheme provides grants to homeowners to improve energy efficiency in their homes. It is administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).

Grants are available for the following energy-saving work:

  • Roof insulation
  • Wall insulation - for example, cavity wall, internal dry lining or external insulation
  • Heating controls upgrade
  • Installation of a high-efficiency boiler (more than 90% efficiency) including a heating controls upgrade
  • A Building Energy Rating (BER) after the energy-saving work is carried out (you must get this BER to qualify for the grant)
  • Solar heating

You can use the Home Energy Self Survey to identify areas in your home which could be improved to increase its energy efficiency. Details of the SEAI grant rates can be found here.

You can also get a Building Energy Rating (BER) done in advance of any works. A BER assessor will energy rate your home and provide you with an advisory report, which will help identify areas that could be improved to increase the energy efficiency of your home.

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