Better Energy SEAI Grants
The Better energy homes (BEH) is a grant program ran by the government. The better energy homes grant provides cash to help upgrade insulation and heating systems. The grants will help make the home more comfortable and energy efficient to run per year. The grant is available for all houses built prior to 2006.
SEAI offer higher grant bonuses if more than 3 or 4 upgrade measures are completed on the house. The grants also allow previously upgraded houses to apply for additional grant measures.
SEAI Grants Available
the grants are only available once an SEAI register contractor completes the work. SABER Insulation is registered with SEAI and NSAI to carry out upgrade works. Below is a list of grants available to home owners looking to upgrade their home.
|Energy Efficient Works||Increased Grant Value|
|Wall – Cavity||€300|
|Wall – Internal Dry Lining|
|Apartment (any) OR Mid-terrace House||€1,200|
|Semi-detached OR End of Terrace||€1,800|
|Wall – External|
|Apartment (any) OR Mid-terrace House||€2,250|
|Semi-detached OR End of Terrace||€3,400|
|Heating System||Heating Controls with Boiler (Oil or Gas) Upgrade||€700|
|Heating Controls Upgrade only||€600|
|Bonus||For 3rd measure||€300|
|For 4th measure||€100|
|Building Energy Rating (BER)||€50|
All grant applications must receive a BER after the work has completed. SEAI allow €50 for the BER after the completion of the work. BERs usually cost between €150-€200 per house, the BER will show the savings made by insulating the house.
There have been over 335,00 houses upgraded by SEAI grants. After the house has been fully upgraded, the BER rating should improve to reflect the increase in energy efficiency of the dwelling. The increase in energy efficiency should help to reduce climate change.