Grants & Tax Breaks
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has a range of grants for homeowners that can help make your home warmer, cheaper to run, and cut your greenhouse gas emissions. Over 400,000 homes in Ireland have availed of home energy grants to date.
Once you home is well insulated you may which to consider changing from fossil fuel to heating your home to the latest technology such as heat pumps which take heat from the air or ground outside your house and pump it inside. Several heat pump suppliers are at the show. Grants of up to €3,500 are available. Visit SEAI on Stand Q30
A myriad of new technology is now available to help you control the heat in your home so that rooms are not heated when they are not in use and temperatures are controlled for maximum comfort and efficiency. Grants of up to €700 are available. See More or visit SEAI on Stand Q30.
Solar Photovoltaics Panels turn sunlight into electricity to run your home. Any excess electricity produced can be stored in a battery, or other storage solution like your hot water tank. Value of grants vary depending on the installation required. Click here or visit SEAI on Stand Q30.
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. Click Here for more information or visit SEAI on Stand Q30.
Free energy efficiency upgrades are available to homeowners who receive certain welfare payments. If you are eligible for the scheme and your property is suitable for works, these upgrades will help make your home warmer, healthier, and cheaper to run. Click Here for more information or visit SEAI on Stand Q30.
First Time Buyers – Help to Buy Scheme
There is still time for first time buyers to avail of the Help to Buy Scheme – the scheme is scheduled to end on 31st December 2019 unless extended in the October budget.
The Help to Buy (HTB) incentive is a scheme provides first-time property buyers of properties with a value of up to €500,000 with up to €20,000 in a tax rebate. If you are a first-time buyer, it will help you with the deposit you need to buy or build a new house or apartment. You must buy or build the property to live in as your home.
When you buy or build your home, the incentive will give you a refund of Income Tax and Deposit Interest Retention Tax (DIRT) that you paid in Ireland over the previous four years. Click here for more.