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Accessing Free Energy Upgrades for Your Home: A Comprehensive Guide

Discover how you can enhance the comfort and energy efficiency of your home with the Fully Funded Energy Upgrades program. This initiative, backed by the Government of Ireland and the European Union, provides eligible homeowners receiving specific welfare payments with valuable upgrades at no cost. Read on to explore the details and take the first step toward a warmer, healthier home.

About the Scheme

Program offers fully funded energy upgrades to homeowners who receive select welfare payments. If you meet the criteria, they can help make your home cozier and more energy-efficient, at no expense to you.

How to Apply

To apply, follow these steps:

  1. Check Eligibility: Ensure you meet the following criteria:
    • Own and live in your home, your primary residence.
    • Your home was built and occupied before 2006.
    • Receive qualifying welfare payments such as Fuel Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance with a child under 7, Working Family Payment, Domiciliary Carers Allowance, Carers Allowance (while living with the person you’re caring for), or Disability Allowance with a child under 7.
  2. Application Process: You can apply online here or by mailing your completed Application Form and relevant documents to the address below: Free Energy Upgrades Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland PO BOX 119 Cahirciveen Co. Kerry

Upgrades Offered

Program covers a range of upgrades based on your home’s characteristics:

  • Attic insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • External wall insulation
  • Internal wall insulation
  • Secondary measures such as lagging jackets, draught proofing, and energy-efficient lighting
  • Occasionally, new heating systems and windows are recommended

How It Works

  1. Application Review: Upon application, we assess your eligibility.
  2. Survey and Recommendations: If eligible, an SEAI surveyor inspects your home and recommends suitable upgrades.
  3. Contractor Appointment: A qualified contractor from our panel conducts the upgrade works.
  4. Post-Work Assessments: After completion, our energy assessment team performs a Building Energy Rating (BER) assessment and quality inspections.


  1. Eligibility: If you’re unsure about your eligibility, visit FAQ section for detailed answers.
  2. Works Stage: Understand the process from application to completion, including expected waiting times.
  3. Revisits: Learn about revisiting the program for additional upgrades if you’ve received works in the past.

Contact Us

If you have further questions or need assistance, feel free to contact us:

For additional information and alternative upgrade options, visit SEAI Fully Funded Energy Upgrades. ! Accessing Free Energy Upgrades for Your Home: A Comprehensive Guide

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