Better Energy Saving Schemes
The Better Energy Saving Schemes provides assistance to homeowners to reduce energy use and associated costs as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving thermal comfort levels within the home. The scheme is a national scheme and all dwellings built before 2006 may apply.
The incentive is in the form of a Cash Grant. Cash grants are fixed, irrespective of home size, though where actual expenditure is lower than the grant value only the lower amount will be paid.
|Energy Efficient Works Cash Grant Value|
|Cavity Wall Insulation||€320|
|External Wall Insulation||€4,000|
|Internal Dry Lining||€2,000|
|Heating System High Efficiency Oil/Gas Boiler with Controls upgrade||€560|
|Heating Controls Upgrade only||€400|
The Warmer Home Scheme
The Warmer Homes Scheme aims to improve the energy efficiency and warmth of homes owned by people on low incomes. Those in receipt of fuel allowance, disability benefit or invalidity benefit are entitled to apply for this scheme. It is operated by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), Ireland's national energy agency, and is available nationwide.
The Warmer Home Scheme provides the following services:
- Draft proofing
- Attic insulation
- Lagging jacket
- Low energy light bulbs
- Cavity wall insulation
- Provision of energy advice
(Source: SEAI 2011)