How to Cut Energy Bills and Save Money

The price of wholesale gas rose during 2018 and we saw price rises  from all the energy suppliers in Ireland .

Switching Energy Supplier
One easy and free way to cut energy bills is to switch to a cheaper supplier. Most of the energy companies offer cheaper rates for new customers and some offer cashback incentives – as much as €200. See the best energy switching deals here.

Grants : There has been some publicity about Home Insulation Grants and Energy Efficiency – but it seems there are still hundreds of thousands of homes in Ireland that are poorly insulated and using inefficient costly methods of heating.  More about Grants Here .

 

 Maximum Grants Available from SEAI (Checked  April 2019)
Works 
Cash Grant Value*
InsulationAttic Insulation€400
Wall Insulation – Cavity€400
Wall Insulation – External€6000
Wall Insulation – Internal Dry Lining€2400
Heating System 
Heating Controls Upgrade only€700
Solar Heating€1200
Building Energy Rating (BER)€50**

 

You could also try switching your halogen downlighers to these more efficient LED ones and cut their energy usage by  as much as 90%-