Better Energy Warmer Home Scheme

Warmer Homes LogoThe Better Energy Warmer Homes scheme (BEWH), administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), funds energy efficiency improvements in the homes of the elderly and vulnerable, making their homes more comfortable, healthier and more cost effective to run. The BEWH has recently received a huge injection of funding, allowing the introduction of deeper retrofit measures such as new windows, external wall insulation, heating system upgrades and mechanical ventilation systems.

The BEWH scheme is available, only to homes which meet the following criteria:

  • Owner occupied non-Local Authority homes
  • Constructed before 2006
  • The owner is in receipt of one of the following:
    • Fuel Allowance as part of the National Fuel Scheme
    • Job Seekers Allowance for over six months and with children under 7 years of age
    • Family Income Supplement
    • The "One Parent Family Payment"
    • Domiciliary Care Allowance (since 01.01.2018)

Landlords can avail of grants from the Better Energy Homes scheme if they have tenants in, or at risk of, energy poverty. See for more information.

The BEWH scheme service involves the installation of standard energy efficiency measures that are appropriate to the eligible household, subject to SEAI survey, budget allocation and available capacity. The service is provided at no cost to the household and the measures currently available under this scheme are:

  • Attic insulation
  • Draught proofing
  • Lagging jackets
  • Low energy light bulbs
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Energy advice
  • External wall insulation
  • Internal wall insulation
  • Heating system upgrades including controls
  • External windows and doors
  • Mechanical ventilation

For more information, please contact us on (098) 42699 or by email at

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