The Home Energy Saving (HES) scheme provides grants to homeowners who want to improve the energy efficiency of their home in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and energy costs. In order to encourage people to improve the energy efficiency of their homes, the Home Energy Saving Scheme will contribute to the initial investment cost of installing various energy efficiency measures. The scheme is open to all owners of existing houses built before 2006. Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) administers the scheme. The types of measures currently eligible under this scheme are roof insulation, wall insulation, high efficiency boilers and heating control upgrades. There is also a grant for householders who choose to get a Building Energy Rating (BER) assessment before and after the works are completed; however this is not mandatory.
The grant amounts are as follows:
|Wall||Cavity Wall Insulation||€400|
|Internal Wall Dry-Lining||€2,500|
|External Wall Insulation||€4,000|
|Heating Controls||High Efficiency Gas or Oil Fired Boiler with Heating Controls Upgrade||€700|
|Heating Controls Upgrade||€500|
|BER Assessment||A before works and an after works BER||€200|
* Please note the minimum grant amount for the first application must be €500. Where a BER grant is applied for, the €200 BER Grant cannot count towards the €500 minimum.
More information on the scheme can be found on the SEI Website.