The SEAI are offering a new grant for heat pump systems. This heating system is an alternative to the regular fossil fuel system.
Replacing conventional heating systems with a heat pump system in a well-insulated house makes a different to comfort levels. They eliminated oil and gas bills form the house as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Heat pump ready
- More conform
- Cheaper heating bills
- Reduce your carbon emissions
- No need for fossil fuels
- System designed around your home and usage
- Wifi controlled
- Using heating controls with heat pump reduces you energy usage by up to 15%
Heat pumps work better in homes that are very well insulated with double or triple glazed windows. This is to make sure your heat pump is working at the optimal level and your electricity bills will be low.
A required heat loss level of 2 Watts/Kelvin/m2 is needed to qualify for a heat pump grant. An SEAI registered Technical Advisor will carry out a technical assessment of your home an advise what steps you need to take to make your home ready for a heat pump. The technical advisor will be able to talk you through the process and help you make an informed decision.
A €200 grant is available for a technical advisor in conjunction with a heat pump grant.
How does a heat pump work?
Heat pumps are a renewable source of heat which harnesses the energy from the air outside your home, heating the building and hot water.
There are three different types of heat pump system.
Air source: This is the most popular type of system which extracts heat from the outside air. This system does not require underground piping and is much quicker and easier to install in comparison to other heat pump systems
Ground source heat pumps use the heat from the earth through a series of pipes.
Water source use open water like lakes, rivers and streams as source of heat. This is collected through pipework and transfer to the heat pump.
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