Better Energy Homes scheme

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The Better Energy Home scheme is open and available for the energy efficient retrofit of your home.

Grant funding for insulation, boiler upgrades and solar hot water is still in place. The Better Energy Homes scheme offers "cash grants" to home owners looking to improve energy efficiency in their home. Comfort Solutions Ireland are experts in this industry, we are registered contractors under the scheme and are in a position to help you with your grant application and the various measures that it covers.

Comfort Solutions Ireland are a "Green Zone" contractor, meaning that we have consistantly achieved high results in SEAI inspections. Inspections are carried out by SEAI on a random basis in order to improve the quality of delivery. Therefore, we are your ideal partner to efficiently retrofit your home and help you with your grant application.

From the 15th January 2018, the Better Energy Homes scheme implemented newly revised and improved grant amounts with a view to encouraging more homeowners to retrofit their homes in an energy efficient way. Read on below to see exactly what you are entitled to and feel free to contact us anytime for further information and advice.

Comfort Solutions Ireland is a registered contracor under the Better Energy Homes scheme and our experts are ready to help all homeowners with their grant applications. 

The grant amounts for the Better Energy Homes programme are as follows (correct as of 15th January 2018):

Energy Efficient Works

Cash Grant Value*
InsulationAttic Insulation€300
 Wall Insulation - Cavity fill€300
 Wall Insulation - Internal Dry lining 
 Apartment (any) OR Mid- terrace House€1,200
 Semi-detached or End of Terrace€1,800
 Detached House€2,400
 Wall Insulation - External Wall Insulation 
 Apartment (any) OR Mid- terrace House€2,750
 Semi-detached or End of Terrace€4,500
 Detached House€6,000
Heating SystemsAdvanced heating controls upgrade€700
 Solar thermal system€1,200
Building Energy Rating (BER)** €50
Bonus payments ***For 3rd measure carried out under the scheme€300
 For 4th measure carried out under the scheme€100












Wad of 50 notes-001* Cash grants are a set value, unless the expenditure is below the set value, in which case the actual expenditure will be reimbursed

** A Building Energy Rating (BER) is an integral part of all grant applications under the Better Energy Homes scheme, whereby homeowners must undertake a BER on their home after grant aided works have been completed. A homeowner is entitled to BER funding of €50 once per home. This funding will be applied to your grant application automatically provided you have never applied previously for BER funding. You will be informed during the online grant application process if BER funding is available for your home or as part of your Letter of Grant Offer if you have applied through the post.

*** If a householder undertakes three measures from the list above, they will receive an additional bonus grant payment of €300. A further additional grant payment of €100 is available for householders who undertake four or more measures.  In addition, the minimum grant threshold of €400 has been abolished. This is all applicable for all new grant applications and all grants that remain unpaid on 10th March 2015.

The Better Energy Homes grant must be applied for before works commence and there is then a 6 month window during which to carry out the works. The grant money is then claimed after the measures are completed, the Declaration Of Works form has been completed and returned to SEAI and the contractor has been paid by or has entered a financing agreement with the homeowner.

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) will monitor all activity by recording the Building Energy Rating (BER) of every home before and after works are carried out, and verifying what measures have been carried out and by whom.

Comfort Solutions Ireland are specialists in the field of energy efficiency and have hundreds of happy customers throughout the region. We are fully registered under the Better Energy Homes scheme, fully insured and tax compliant. For further information on grants or to find out if you are eligible, contact us and we will talk you through your options. 

Client Testimonials


Mary O' Gara, Ballintober

External & Flat Roof Insulation

I have a bungalow built in 1950 with solid walls. It was always difficult to heat. Comfort Solutions insulated it on the outside for me. It made a huge difference. My house is much warmer and retains the heat longer. I use less fuel. I was... Read more

Rachel Antoine, Monasteraden

I contacted Comfort Solutions two years ago about refurbishing an existing converted attic space. Little had been done with it except some minimal bits of insulation and plasterboard in the mid 1990’s. The room was freezing during winter, you could hear the wind whistling through gaps, and it let out... Read more

Brian Mc Nulty, Wicklow

I had a pellet boiler installed incorrectly and after much searching, came across Comfort Solutions. While they didn't install the boiler initially, they re-installed the boiler correctly and corrected everything. I was not only impressed with the installation, but by the back-up and service afterward. I have no reservation in... Read more

Sarah Willert, Newport

Attic Insulation, Boiler & Heating Controls upgrade

I am happy to recommend Fergus McManamon and the Comfort Solutions team who worked on my house. They did attic insulation, change of boiler and a series of improvements in heating and energy economy. The house is now warmer and dryer.


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Brendan Coyne, Castlebar

Solar Thermal & Condensing Boiler

I am delighted with the results of the work done on my house. Particularly pleased with the solar panels to date. High efficiency boiler is very effective.

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David Prentice, Tourmakeady

External Wall Insulation

Comfort Solutions Ireland have just completed an excellent job on this cottage of ours in Co. Mayo. I can recommend this firm for efficiency and leaving a premises neat and tidy. The result is a much more comfortable holiday home for our family. Read more

Dermot Lavelle, Westport

Cavity Wall & Floor Insulation

I thoroughly recommend Fergus and the team at Comfort Solutions. I recently had a cavity fill and underfloor insulation carried out at my father's house. As he is elderly and living alone, maximising heat conservation while saving on energy bills is of great benefit and it... Read more

Barbara Bradby, Ballycroy

External Insulation, Loft insulation, DPC

Our little house by the sea in Co Mayo was a dream, but the damp was a nightmare. I looked into external insulation first as a solution for the damp which was breaking out on all the internal walls. The walls were concrete, there was condensation... Read more

David & Margaret Edis, Glenhes

Loft Insulation

I found Comfort Solutions through their web site. I contacted them and they came very quickly to give a quote on the day and at the time that was requested. Our loft although lagged was not up to current specifications. After some discussion we decided to just have our... Read more

Happy Customer, Westport

Cavity Wall & Loft Insulation

The advice I received from Comfort Solutions was excellent. We opted for the cavity wall filling and loft insulation. Quality of materials and workmanship, I couldn't fault. Since their work, I would estimate that we are saving about 30% on our fuel bills and have a... Read more

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