The Government, through existing SEAI grant schemes, continues to offer significant financial incentives towards carrying out energy efficiency upgrades of the home. However, it must be anticipated that such supports, towards such highly-investible measures, will be eventually be phased out in the medium-term. These grants are open to homeowners & landlords where houses are built pre-2006. In some cases, modest grants for post-2006 houses can be available where compliance with 2003 Building Regulations can be demonstrated. The main measures that can be considered are as follows:
This is a relatively low-cost measure but is highly effective. For example, if attic insulation depth is increased from 100mm to 300mm, the rate of heat loss through the roof can be reduced by 50% approx.
GRANT AVAILABLE: €400
This measure depends on the original type of wall construction. Older homes are typically built of solid wall construction, which may be suitable for external or internal wall insulation systems. However, there are issues such as weather tightness &
Cavity Fill €400
Internal Wall Insulation €1,600 – €2,400
External Wall Insulation €2,750 – €6,000
Heat Pump Grant
Heat pumps are an alternative heat source instead of fossil fuel (oil/gas) boilers and provide a significant efficiency improvement for suitable homes. In particular, this grant is available where a high level of overall home insulation, as measured by a Heat Loss Index (HLI) of less than 2.0 W/K m
Heating Control Grant
This grant is payable towards time/temperature/zone controls within the home.
GRANT AVAILABLE: €700
Solar Thermal Grant
Roof-mounted solar thermal panels can deliver 50-60% of domestic hot-water needs, at minimal operating costs, depending on roof orientation & over-shading conditions. In this case, pre-2011 houses are eligible subject to an appropriate solar thermal design.
GRANT AVAILABLE €1,200
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panels
Roof-mounted PV panels generate DC electricity in suitable conditions which, combined with an inverter, provide electricity towards powering domestic appliances, electrical-vehicle charging, etc. At times of generation, when there is no
€700 per kW p
Battery Storage €1,000