47,500 Kerry homes could get SEAI grant


The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS - By TADHG EVANS

THE na­tional en­ergy au­thor­ity, SEAI, has said al­most 48,000 homes in Kerry could stand to ben­e­fit from its new and in­creased home en­ergy grants sys­tem, which rolled out last month.

The up­dated na­tional sys­tem of­fers grants rang­ing from €300 for at­tic in­su­la­tion up to €6,000 for ex­ter­nal wall in­su­la­tion. The SEAI es­ti­mates that the scheme will typ­i­cally cover around one third of to­tal works in an av­er­age home, and a new grant of €3,500 for heat pumps will be avail­able from April.

“Al­ready, over 16,000 homes in Kerry have availed of home en­ergy grants,” SEAI Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Jim Gan­non told The Ker­ry­man. “The best way to re­duce your en­ergy costs in the long-term is to sim­ply use less.

“There are a range of grants avail­able for at­tic and wall in­su­la­tion, heat­ing up­grades and so­lar ther­mal. At the very least, we are ask­ing peo­ple to find out more about the ex­tra sup­ports now avail­able and to see what might be suit­able for their home.

“Now more than ever, we need to see peo­ple take ac­tion where they can”, he added in pro­mot­ing the sys­tem to the peo­ple of Kerry.”

Home­own­ers can ap­ply for grants and re­ceive im­me­di­ate ap­proval on­line at www.seai.ie. Home­own­ers have six months from the ap­proval date to com­plete to claim their grant and com­plete works.

More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able on­line at www.seai.ie/home en­er­gy­grants.

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