47,500 Kerry homes could get SEAI grant
FUNDS OF UP TO €6,000 AVAILABLE UNDER NEW ENERGY GRANTS SCHEME
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.