A Government-funded organisation is set to warm your home this winter, by offering generous grants towards insulation and heating.
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has been in existence for years, but it’s surprising how many people have never heard of them, and who don’t believe they can apply.
The grants are not means-tested and over 30,354 works were undertaken in over 19,000 homes in Ireland last year.
The most common measure was roof insulation (27pc), cavity wall installation came second at 22pc, while new high-efficiency boilers were installed in 20pc of cases.
Solar panelling accounted for one in 10 grants given.
A report on the SEAI appeared in The Irish Independent a number of days ago and has created somewhat of a storm online.
John Randles of the SEAI told The Irish Independent, “The Better Energy schemes have improved the energy efficiency of almost 300,000 homes through grant aid, directly managing the delivery of improvements to vulnerable energy-poor homes through the Warmer Homes Scheme.
“The works are typically completed by local contractors, keeping money in the local economy.
“Those contractors are registered by SEAI, meaning they have the necessary qualifications, carry the required insurances and tax certificates, and are subject to quality inspections by SEAI, all of which maximises the value for both homeowner and the State”.
You can find a list of qualifying contractors on the SEAI website (seai.ie) and apply for a grant to heat your home this winter!Tags: