Grants

SEAI Individual Home Energy Grants

There are a wide range of measures with grant funding available from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) for the energy-efficient retrofit of your home.

Grant funding for home insulation, heating upgrades and solar PV are still in place and there are some very attractive grant amounts available. The SEAI offer cash grants" to homeowners looking to improve energy efficiency in their home. This "individual grant" basis is often the best way to access grant funding for your home and it's not means-tested in any way, it's available to everyone equally! Comfort Solutions Ireland are experts in this industry, we are registered contractors under this schemes since its inception and are in a position to help you with your grant application and the various measures that it covers.

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Deep Energy Retrofit

1. CSI Main Corporate Photo 2018This scheme offers very significant funding, to completely transform customer homes into warm, efficient & fresh spaces that are cheap to heat & extremely comfortable. The Deep Retrofit programme has been designed to give substantial support to homeowners who are willing to invest in their home and bring the BER of the building up to at least an A3. Bringing your home to this level of efficiency means that your energy bills will be very low for the rest of the building's lifetime, that your home will be extremely comfortable and enjoy steady temperatures and that the air quality within your home will be of a very high level.

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Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme

EI-EEOS LogoDiscounts are now available from energy companies in return for "energy credits", under the Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme (EEOS) for energy efficient works on your home. Being a retrofit partner of Kore, we are working through Electric Ireland to bring these discounts to our customers. This is a futher incentive for homeowners to retrofit their homes in an energy efficient way. Comfort Solutions Ireland can apply these discounts for our customers when you choose us as your retrofit partner. The discount will be applied, in full, to your next Electric Ireland electricity bill. If you are not an Electric Ireland customer, this is not a problem but you would need to switch. These are significant discounts and in addition to SEAI grants and tax incentives, make this a superb time to consider a home energy upgrade. (Please note that we can also register these energy credits and offer you a small discount if you are not an Electric Ireland customer)

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Heat Pump Grant

OutdoorA cash grant is now available to assist with the cost of installing a heat pump in your existing home. Please beware that it's of the upmost importantance that your contractor and the proposed heat pump are registered and certified respectively, for grant eligibility. There have been many, many cases of heat pumps being installed and when it comes around to claiming the grant, funding is denied because the heat pump didn't have the required certification and/or the contractor or his installer was not registered with SEAI. At Comfort Solutions Ireland, we guarantee only high quality and correctly certified heat pumps and all our installers are suitabely qualified, experienced and registered for heat pump installations. 

All homeowners, including landlords, whose homes were built and occupied before 2011 can apply. This is defined as the date your electricity meter was installed. Note that this is different to other grant measures where the home must be built before 2006.

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Solar PV grant

PV image from SEAI siteAs of the 31st July 2018, there has been grant funding in place for homeowners who install a solar PhotoVoltaics (PV) system in their home.

This scheme supports the installation of solar PV panels for the generation and self-consumption of renewable electricity. The scheme is grant aided and there are additional grants available to those who install battery storage to capture the electricity they generate for use at a later date (available for larger systems only).

The 2018/2019 pilot scheme ran until Dec 2019. In Jan 2020, the grant switched to a more traditional grant scheme model, much like the existing insulation grants, etc. The scheme remains open for business but please note that the grant amounts have changed from the original pilot scheme.

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Better Energy Warmer Home Scheme

Warmer Homes LogoThe Better Energy Warmer Homes scheme (BEWH), administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), funds energy efficiency improvements in the homes of the elderly and vulnerable, making their homes more comfortable, healthier and more cost effective to run. The BEWH has recently received a huge injection of funding, allowing the introduction of deeper retrofit measures such as new windows, external wall insulation, heating system upgrades and mechanical ventilation systems.

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Better Energy Community Scheme

SEAI logo with textThe Better Energy Community Scheme is a national retrofit initiative, operated by SEAI, where funding is granted to a wide range of buildings within a community to make them more energy efficient. The aim is to deliver energy savings to homeowners, communities, and private sector organisations as part of an overall application. All projects should be community oriented with a cross-sectoral approach, and it must be shown that the proposed project can be sustainably financed.

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Bank financing

Euro housesBanks and Credit Unions are presently very open to lending money for home improvements which improve energy efficiency. These institutions know that energy efficiency works will reduce the household energy bills, thereby putting the homeowner in a much better position in terms of making loan repayments based on those savings. Many institutions are also offering preferential rates for this speciality finance which makes it even more afforable and well worth consideration.

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