ratingsThe Government recently announced details of a new grant scheme for householders. This new scheme, 

The Better EnergyHomes Scheme,

 is designed to assist house holders to improve the insulation , improve their central heating boiler and improve their heating and hot water controls.


Carrying out improvements like these will help to improve the comfort of your home, reduce your energy costs and cut down on our greenhouse gas emmissions.


 The following grants are available : 

Energy Efficient Works Incentive
Cash Grant Value*
Insulation Attic Insulation €300
Wall Insulation - Cavity €300
Wall Insulation - External From 
€2,250 - €4,500
Wall Insulation - Internal Dry Lining From 
  €1,200 -€2,400
Heating System High Efficiency Oil / Gas Boiler with Controls upgrade. €700
Heating Controls Upgrade only €600
Solar Heating €1,200
Building Energy Rating (BER) €50**        


Terms and Conditions:

Be sure that prior to applying you have read and understand the scheme's Terms and Conditions and in particular please note the following:-

  • Grant Approval must be in place prior to any purchase of materials or commencement of measures undertaken.
  • All works must be carried out by a contractor registered with Sustainable Energy Ireland for this particular scheme. ( I can recommend trustworthy contractors).
  • After work has been completed, you must have a BER Assessment carried out in order to receive any of the above grants.  
  • When might you NOT qualify for a Home Energy Saving scheme grant?


Depending on the scale or type of works being undertaken, the HES grant may not necessarily be appropriate for all homeowners.  Homeowners will not qualify for a grant:


  • If you are only replacing your existing boiler with a typical efficiency boiler (<90% efficiency) then you will not qualify for a grant
  • If you decide to simply replace your boiler but not upgrade the heating controls to the minimum prescribed standard then you will not qualify for a grant.

All Grants are payable when measures are completed in compliance with the scheme’s Terms and Conditions.


At Energy Rating Certs we maintain a list of SEAI Registered Contractors who will be able to carry out these improvements for you.

To book a BER, Energy Survey, or discuss your requirements:

Call us on 087 225 0388, email or complete form below

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