Local Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten is today encouraging homeowners across Roscommon-Galway to apply for grants for the installation of heat pumps. Grants of up to €3,500 are available and applications are now open.
“Ireland ranks among the highest in the EU for carbon emissions from homes. Switching to renewable heating options like heat pumps will be crucial for driving this down. Heat pumps can completely change the comfort levels in a home, as well as reducing heating bills,” stated Minister Naughten.
The new grant is available to homes built before 2011.
A survey of the home will be carried out before a grant offer can be made. This survey is to ensure that the energy performance of the home’s fabric – i.e. the walls, roof, windows, doors and floor – is sufficient to allow the heat pump system to perform effectively and efficiently.
Grants available under Better Energy Homes Scheme include:
|Measure||Measure type||Grant amount|
|Internal (Dry Lining)||Detached||€2,400|
|Semi-detached/end of terrace||€1,800|
|Semi-detached/end of terrace||€4,500|
|Heating System||Heating controls||€700|
|Heat pump||Air to air||€600|
|Air to water, ground source, water source, exhaust air||€3,500|
|Building Energy Rating (BER)||€50|
|Bonus for multiple measures||For 3rd measure||€300|
|For 4th measure||€100|
Further details are available from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) on 1850 927000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org