Energy improvement grants have benefitted almost three hundred and fifty thousand homes in Ireland to date. Covering up to 30% of the cost of works, these grants can be used on solar thermal projects, roof/wall insulation and upgrades to existing heating systems. There are fixed rates for each type of project and bonus payments if residents decide to carry out more than three.
SEAI notes that a standard three bed semi-detached house spending about €1800 on heating per year, could save around 30% on their heating bills by installing a new heating system and insulating their walls.
CEO Jim Gannon is encouraging households to apply for these grants as soon as possible '...now is the ideal time to think about heating and insulation upgrades before the next cold spell...350,000 families have already received grants and are experiencing real benefit of the upgrades. People should be aware of their grant entitlements and apply now."