Under the Warmer Homes Scheme – certain home owners in Ireland can get energy saving work done on their houses for FREE.
The scheme is open to the following homeowners whose house was built before 2002:
a) Those getting a Fuel Allowance as part of the National Fuel Scheme
b) Those getting Family Income Supplement
c) Those in reciept of Jobseeker’s Allowance for over 6 months with at least 1 child aged under 7 .
** Pensioners can get the fuel allowance if their weekly income is below €330.30 (single) or €536.60 (couple)
The measures currently available for free under this scheme are:
Attic insulation ; Cavity wall insulation; Draught proofing ; Hot Water tank Lagging jackets and Low energy light bulbs.
The bad news is that currently there is a wait of at least 9 months to get the work done - so the work might just be carried out by next winter if you apply now.
This scheme has been allocated funding of €20 million for 2013, and is expected to deliver upgrades to approximately 12,000 homes this year.
You have to call this freephone number to apply : 1800 250 204.
Or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don’t qualify for this scheme – you shoul take a look at the this grant scheme for home insulation and boiler upgrades