Avail of free insulation measures – Connaughton


East Galway T.D. Paul Connaughton has this week called on more homeowners to avail of the Better Energy Warmer Homes scheme.


‘I believe that thousands of householders across East Galway are unaware of the availability of this scheme, which funds energy efficiency improvements in the homes of the elderly and vulnerable, making their homes more comfortable and cheaper to run.


‘Under the scheme, which is administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), the following measures can be availed of at no cost to the householder: Attic insulation, draught proofing, lagging jackets, low energy light bulbs, cavity wall insulation and energy advice.


‘This scheme is available to owner-occupied non Local Authority homes built before 2002 where the owner is in receipt of one of the following: Fuel Allowance; Job Seekers Allowance for over six months and with children under 7 years of age or Family Income support. Landlords can avail of grants from the Better Energy Homes scheme if they have tenants in, or at risk of, energy poverty.


‘I believe that many people, particularly elderly people on Fuel Allowance, are unaware of the availability of this scheme and could avail of it to make their homes warmer in advance of next winter. There is no application form, to apply, simply call the Better Energy Warmer Homes helpdesk on 1800 250 204.