The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten is now encouraging homeowners to apply for grants for the installation of heat pumps. Grants of up to €3,500 are available and applications are now open.

He says that heat pumps can completely change the comfort levels in a home, as well as reducing heating bills and removing the need for oil, gas or solid fuel. 

The new grant is available to homes built before 2011.

 A survey of the home will be carried out before a grant offer can be made. 

Grants available under Better Energy Homes Scheme include:



Measure type

Grant amount





Cavity Wall



Internal (Dry Lining)




Semi-detached/end of terrace



Mid terrace/apartment



External (Wrapping)




Semi-detached/end of terrace



Mid terrace/apartment


Heating System

Heating controls



Solar thermal



Heat pump

Air to air



Air to water, ground source, water source, exhaust air


Building Energy Rating (BER)



Bonus for multiple measures

For 3rd measure



For 4th measure




Further details are available from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) on 1850 927000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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