The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has two grants available to help you be more energy efficient in your home:
Better Energy Homes
Better Energy Homes provides cash grants to homeowners for one or more of the following energy efficiency improvements:
- Roof insulation
- Wall insulation
- Installation of a high efficiency (> 90%) gas or oil fired boiler
- Heating Control Upgrades and
- Solar panels
You can find out more about the Better Energy Homes grant here
Warmer Homes Scheme (WHS)
The Warmer Homes Scheme aims to improve the energy efficiency and comfort conditions of homes occupied by vulnerable households in receipt of the National Fuel Allowance Scheme by installing:
- Draught proofing
- Attic insulation
- Lagging jackets
- Low energy light bulbs
- Cavity wall insulation where appropriate
You can find out more about the Warmer Homes Scheme here
What is a BER?
BER stands for Building Energy Rating. The label gives your building a rating on a scale from A to G, with A being the highest.
It is similar to the rating you will find on a refrigerator or other household electrical appliance.
It is compulsory for all homes being sold or rented to have a BER.
How can I find a BER assessor?
You can find a BER assessor in your area on the BER Assessors Association of Ireland website.
You can find all the information you need about BERs in this handy guide.