SEAI Better Energy Home Scheme


Our Better Energy Home Grants

We’ll help you upgrade your home, making it warmer and more energy efficient through a wide range of grants.

Insulation Grant

A home can lose over 30% of its heat through poorly insulated walls. Grants include cavity, internal and external wall insulation along with attic insulation grants.

Solar & Thermal Grant

Solar Thermal Systems are designed to meet 50-60% of your overall hot water requirement over the year, thereby saving you money on your annual hot water heating bills.

Building Energy Rating (BER)

You must have a BER carried out and published once your grant related works are done in order to draw down payments.

Heat Pump System Grant

Installing a heat pump system in a well insulated home will transform the comfort levels in your home. An attractive alternative to fossil fuel heating systems, offering lower costs and reduced carbon emissions.

Heating Controls Grant

Reduce your energy by up to 20% and save costs with home heating controls.

Bonus for multiple measures

We offer higher grants and bonuses if you carry out 3-4 measures.

How it Works

Churchfield Home Services is a registered SEAI contractor, allowing our customers to avail of substantial grants towards their hime improvement works.

SEAI -Better Energy Homes is a Government scheme giving fixed cash grants to homeowners for insulation and heating system upgrades all with the aim of helping to make your home more comfortable and cheaper to run.

Available to all owners of homes built before 2006, they are not means-tested and are available nationwide.


There are 7 easy steps to follow:

1. Decide the works to be completed & review the grant you wish to apply for.

2. Pick Churchfield Home Services as your Registered SEAI Contractor.

3. Apply for the SEAI grant to get approval.

4. Works completed by us to SEAI standards.

5. A BER Rating must be completed & published by a registered BER Assessor. (We will sort this for you).

6. Submit the completed forms to SEAI

7. You recieve the payment direct into your bank account

Who can Apply

Grants for Insulation and Heating Controls are available to all homeowners, including landlords, whose homes were built and occupied before 2006. Grants for Heat Pump Systems and Solar Thermal are available to all homeowners, including landlords, whose homes were built and occupied before 2011.

Grant Increase 2018

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE), Denis Naughten T.D. is announcing a shift in the Government funded energy efficiency schemes, representing a major step in the transition towards decarbonising our heating and the Energy White Paper’s vision of a low carbon energy future.

In this regard, we are delighted to inform you for a number of grant increases to the Better Energy Homes grant programme, which will come into effect in 2018.

New improved grant levels under Better Energy Homes from 15th January 2018


Current New
 Heating Controls €600 €700
 External Wall Insulation Detached €4,500 €6,000
Semi-detached or End of Terrace €3,400 €4,500
Mid Terrace or Apartment €2,250 €2,750
 Attic Insulation €300 €400
 Cavity Wall Insulation €300 €400
 Solar PV €1200 €1,700
 Heat Pumps €0 €3,500

Introduction of Heat Pump Grants
A new heat pump grant has been added to the existing range of measures in April 2018 to the value of €3,500 for Air to Water Heat Pumps.

How will this affect applications?
All current and open applications for External Wall Insulation and Oil or Gas Boilers with Heating Controls will be paid at the current grant rates up until the 15th January 2018.

The removal of the €100 grant for oil and gas boiler upgrades should not impact on future applications as this amount has been applied to the Heating Controls grant, increasing the Heating Controls grant from €600 to €700.

100% Quality Guaranteed

Improving your home can represent a substantial investment. Our expert team will give you peace of mind, with a top quality heating installation.