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The Better Energy Homes Scheme provides assistance to homeowners who are interested in improving the energy efficiency of their home in order to reduce energy use and costs and improve the comfort levels in their home.  The scheme is open to all owners of existing houses built before 2006. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) administers the scheme.

Assistance will be provided by way of fixed grants towards the costs of implementing upgrade measures. The types of measures currently eligible under this scheme are attic insulation, wall insulation, high efficiency boilers, heating control upgrades and solar heating.

Home Heat Insulation is registered installer for the Better Energy Homes Scheme and our Installer ID no. for this scheme is 11309.

From 8th June 2010, a Building Energy Rating (BER) is an integral part of all grant applications under the Home Energy Saving scheme, whereby homeowners must undertake a BER on their home after grant aided works have been completed. This will give homeowners a thorough and objective assessment of the energy performance of their home following upgrade works, including a rating on an A-G scale. The first such BER assessment will attract grant aid of €80. SEAI has also developed a smart online Home Energy Self Survey to help homeowners decide which upgrade works might be most suitable for their home.





Attic Insulation


Wall Insulation - Cavity Wall  


Wall Insulation – External  


Wall Insulation – Internal Dry Lining


Heating System


High Efficiency Gas or Oil fired Boiler with Heating Controls Upgrade


Heating Controls Upgrade Only


Solar Heating


BER Assessment

After works completion although a home is only eligible once for this grant funding


*Cash Grants are set value unless the expenditure is below the set value, in which case the actual expenditure will be reimbursed.

**A home owner is entitled to BER Funding of €80 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. 

Grants are claimed after the measures are completed and the contractor has been paid by or entered a financing agreement with the homeowner.

You can apply for the Better Energy Homes Scheme Grant on the SEAI’s website using their quick and simple application form – response within 3 working days or apply by post – response within 20 working days.

For further details please see the SEAI’s website: or contact the SEAI by telephone on 1850 927 000.

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