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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any deadlines for applying to the retrofit program?

The program's deadlines and availability of funding may vary, as they are subject to government policies and budget allocations. It's essential to check the SEAI website or contact our advisor experts for the most up-to-date information on application deadlines and funding availability.

What grants are available when using a 'One Stop Shop' for Comprehensive Upgrades?

Utilizing a 'One Stop Shop' for Comprehensive Home Upgrades enables homeowners to access a range of grants for various retrofit measures. Eligible grants include Attic Insulation (up to €1,500), Solar Hot Water (€1,200), Heat Pumps (up to €6,500), Floor Insulation (€3,500), Windows (up to €4,000), and more. Additionally, a Launch Bonus of €2,000 is available for homeowners who choose to install a Heat Pump through the 'One Stop Shop' program.

What is the SEAI Home Upgrade Grant for Step-by-Step Projects?

The SEAI Home Upgrade Grant for Step-by-Step Projects is an initiative designed to support homeowners who wish to enhance their properties gradually. The program encourages a phased approach, beginning with insulation to improve heat retention and reduce energy expenses. Subsequently, homeowners can upgrade their heating systems and incorporate renewable energy sources, like solar PV panels. The SEAI offers grants for various retrofit steps, such as Attic Insulation (up to €1,500), Cavity Wall Insulation (up to €1,700), Heat Pumps (up to €6,500), Solar PV (up to €2,400), and more.

Can I combine multiple retrofit measures in my application?

Yes, applicants can combine multiple retrofit measures in their application. Property owners are encouraged to take a holistic approach to energy efficiency by implementing various measures to achieve optimal results in terms of sustainability and cost savings.

Is there any assistance available for completing the retrofit works?

While the retrofit grants cover a percentage of the eligible costs, property owners may seek additional financing options, such as low-interest loans or incentives from local authorities, to complete the retrofit works. It's advisable to explore all available financial support avenues to ensure successful project implementation.

Who is eligible to participate in the Retrofit Project in Ireland?

Homeowners: Irish citizens owning residential properties are eligible to apply for retrofit grants.

Landlords: Property owners with residential rental properties can avail retrofit grants to improve energy efficiency and tenant comfort.

Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations: Commercial entities, including SMEs and non-profit organizations, can participate in the retrofit program for energy-efficient building upgrades.

Public Sector: Public sector bodies, such as schools, hospitals, and government buildings, are encouraged to take part in the retrofit initiative.

What types of retrofit measures are covered under the program?

  • Building Insulation: Grants are available for installing roof, wall, and floor insulation to reduce heat loss and conserve energy.

  • Efficient Heating Systems: Funding supports the upgrade to energy-efficient heating systems, including heat pumps, solar thermal systems, and biomass boilers.

  • Window and Door Upgrades: Grants cover the replacement of old, inefficient windows and doors with energy-efficient alternatives to enhance insulation.

  • Renewable Energy Integration: Funding is provided for the installation of renewable energy technologies, such as solar panels and wind turbines.

  • Ventilation and Air Quality: Grants support the implementation of mechanical ventilation systems to ensure a healthy indoor environment while conserving energy.

  • Lighting Upgrades: Energy-efficient lighting solutions, such as LED bulbs, are eligible for grants to reduce electricity consumption.

How much financial support is available for retrofit projects?

Homeowners and Landlords: Up to 35% of eligible costs are covered by grants.
Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations: Up to 30% of eligible costs are covered by grants.
Public Sector: Up to 50% of eligible costs are covered by grants.

What are the benefits of participating in the retrofit program?

Reduced Carbon Emissions: Retrofitting improves energy efficiency, leading to lower carbon footprints and contributing to Ireland's climate change goals.

Lower Energy Bills: Energy-efficient upgrades result in reduced energy consumption and lower utility bills for property owners and occupants.

Enhanced Comfort: Improved insulation and heating systems create a more comfortable indoor environment for residents and workers.

Increased Property Value: Retrofitting can enhance the value of the property, making it more attractive to potential buyers or tenants.

Environmental Stewardship: Participating in the retrofit program demonstrates commitment to sustainable practices and environmental responsibility.