Government Grants – Home Energy Savings Scheme
The Government recently announced details of a new grant scheme for householders. This new scheme, The Home Energy Saving Scheme, is designed to assist house holders to improve their insulation, improve their central heating boiler and improve their heating and hot water controls. Carrying out improvements like these will help to improve the comfort of your home, reduce your energy costs and cut down on our greenhouse gas emissions. This scheme is administered by Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEAI). Applications can be made through Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEAI), online at www.seai.ie/hes or by post on forms which will be available on request by ringing 1850 927 000 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The scheme is aimed at older houses that would not typically have the energy efficiency features of recently built homes.
The scheme is open to all houses built prior to 2006.
|Measure||Grant Rate||Typical Net BER Improvement||Typical Payback (years)|
|Roof Insulation||€200||10-20%||3-6 Yrs|
|Cavity Wall||€400||15-20%||4-5 Yrs|
|Internal Wall||€900-€1,800||25-30%||7-10 Yrs|
|External Wall||€1,800-€3,600||25-30%||15-20 Yrs|
|High Efficiency Boiler plus Heating Control Upgrade.||€560||25-30%||4-5 Yrs|
|Heating Control Upgrade Only||€400||15-25%||4-5 Yrs|
N.B. A minimum level of investment is required of Householders to participate in the scheme. Householders must avail of measures (excluding BER) that involve a minimum Grant payment of €500. Householders cannot avail of a grant for Roof or Cavity Wall only; they must be undertaken together with another measure.
Munster Insulation is fully registered with SEAI to complete Cavity wall, Attic, Internal wall & External wall Insulation. The Munster Insulation SEAI Contractor Number is 10045. This number is required when filling out the grant form below.
Note: A Building Energy rating (BER) is to be an integral part of all HES applications whereby homeowners must undertake a BER on their home after they have completed the measures for which they have applied for above. This will give homeowners an objective assessment of the energy performance of their home following upgrade works, including a rating on an A-G scale. BER funding of €50 is available once per home and will be automatically assigned to your application if you are eligible. If your home has already received BER grant funding then you can receive no further BER grants. It is advisable that you apply for and undertake all planned grant aided works at the same time to minimize the costs of multiple BER assessments. All BER assessments must be performed by a registered BER assessor. To select a BER assessor please see the list of registered assessors at www.seai.ie/ber or call1890 734237.
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