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Some Like It Hot: Grants For Eco-Energy Home Upgrades

by Jimmy Rhatigan

THREE Counties Energy Agency (3cea) has partnered with ERI Managed Energy Solutions to arrange grant funding for homeowners towards the cost of environmentally friendly home-energy upgrades in Kilkenny.

3cea, a non-profit sustainable energy agency, is accepting applications under the SEAI’s National Home Retrofit Scheme.

Energy upgrade measures covered include internal and external attic insulation, cavity wall insulation, heating system upgrade, PV solar panels for electricity, heat pumps, window and door replacement, ventilation with heat recovery and certified wood-burning stoves.

Grants are available now through 3cea with funding of up to 35% available for projects continuing until September 2021 and valued at €60,000 or above. Some terms and conditions apply.

“If you are living in a cold draughty house, have recently purchased a house, are considering a full home renovation, have an old inefficient boiler or are spending more time at home and are concerned about your indoor air quality and heating costs then this scheme is right for you.” said Colm O’Mahony, Energy Engineer with 3cea.

3cea will organise all elements of the work from specifications and grant application, to work completion and payment of grant.

Homeowners who avail of grants for energy upgrades will benefit from a warmer, more comfortable home.

They can also expect a reduction in their energy bills and a decrease in carbon footprint.

The previous funding call was oversubscribed, and 3cea is urging those interested in being part of the application to fill out a simple online form on www3cea.ie as applications will be submitted on a first-come first-served basis.

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