Better Energy Homes Scheme

Up to €560 in government gas boiler grants available

For some time now, the government has provided homeowners with boiler grants, in the form of SEAI Better Energy Homes Scheme, to upgrade their central heating systems which reduce energy costs and represent a more eco-friendly approach to the environment. Under the terms of the scheme, all works must be completed by an SEAI registered contractor. Homeowners apply to the authority for the grant and are directly reimbursed by the authority, subject to satisfactory performance and in line with the SEAI regulations and codes of practice.

PC Heating & Plumbing is an authorised contractor under the SEAI Better Energy Homes Scheme.

The following grants are available from the SEAI:
Heating System High Efficiency Oil / Gas Boiler with Controls upgrade. €560
Heating Controls Upgrade only €400
Solar Heating €800
Building Energy Rating (BER) €50**

*Cash Grants are set value unless expenditure is below the set value, in which case the actual expenditure will be reimbursed.**A Building Energy Rating (BER) is an integral part of all grant applications under the HES scheme, whereby homeowners must undertake a BER on their home after grant aided works have been completed. A homeowner is entitled to BER funding of €80 once per home. This funding will be applied to your grant application automatically provided you have never applied previously for BER funding. You will be informed during the online grant application process if BER funding is available for your home or as part of your Letter of Grant Offer if you have applied through the post.

Please note the minimum grant amount for the first application must be €400. A BER grant, where applicable, does not count towards the €400 minimum.

For more information on the SEAI Better Energy Homes Scheme and to apply for funding under the scheme, please click here.