Homeowners losing out on substantially lowering bills

Homeowners losing out on substantially lowering bills by failing to avail of efficiency grants.

Homeowners in Ireland have been urged to take advantage of Government grants to help reduce their bills substantially and increase their homes energy efficiency.

While some 410,000 homeowners have already benefited from SEAI grants over the last decade, Jim Gannon, SEAI’s Chief Executive declared that thousands more are losing out by failing to have works done.

“Homeowners who are taking action now to reduce energy consumption and reliance on fossil fuels in their homes will lower their energy bills substantially”.

SEAI has individual grants for works such as insulation, renewable home heating and solar panels. These grants range in amount from €400 to €6,000 and typically cover a third of the cost of the works in the average home.