Free Insulation : Under the Better Energy 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 2006:
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:
Free Attic insulation ; Free Cavity wall insulation; Free Draught proofing ; Free Hot Water tank Lagging jackets and Free Low energy light bulbs.
This scheme has been allocated funding for 2015 – we are not sure if it will continue in 2016.
Landlords can’t get funding under this scheme – but if they have tenants that are in energy poverty (or at risk of it) landlords can apply for other grants under the Better Energy Scheme
The services are provided by a panel of non-profit local community-based organisations and a panel of private contractors. Both panels are appointed by SEAI. The initial process begins with a surveyor calling to your home to confirm that you are eligible and assess the amount of work needed. The work is then done by an installer, if budget is available. Inspections are carried out on a sample of homes completed to ensure that standards are maintained.
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 should take a look at the this grant scheme for home insulation and boiler upgrades