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 have been a registered SEAI contractor since this scheme commenced and as such are vastly experienced in grant measures and are highly regarded among our customers and peer as being a contractor of extremely high quality. Therefore, we are your ideal partner to efficiently retrofit your home and help you with your grant application.

From the 31st July 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. This followed another improvement in January 2018, so steady progress in this regard! 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 contractor 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€400
 Wall Insulation - Cavity fill€400
 Wall Insulation - Internal Dry lining 
 Apartment (any) OR Mid- terrace House€1,600
 Semi-detached or End of Terrace€2,200
 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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* 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. 

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