How to Cut Energy Bills and Save Money

The price of wholesale gas rose during 2017/2018 and we saw some price rises  from all the energy suppliers in Ireland .

Switching Supplier
One easy and free way to cut fuel 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 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 Aug 2018)
Works  
Cash Grant Value*
Insulation Attic 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%-