Heat your home using renewable energy from a heat pump.

About the grant

Heat pumps are renewable heating systems offering lower energy costs and reduced carbon emissions. Your home must well insulated to benefit from a heat pump.

This grant covers a range of heat pump systems and a grant towards your technical assessment. Learn about the grant values and how to apply.

Grant values for heat pump systems

Each individual grant offers a fixed value. You can increase the value of your grants by completing multiple home energy upgrades.

  • Complete three upgrades to increase your grant value by €300
  • Complete four upgrades to receive an additional €100, a total of €400
Grant name Description Value

Air to Water heat pump system

The most common heat pump system extracts heat from external air using an outside unit.

€3,500

Ground Source to Water heat pump system

A ground source heat pump system uses the earth as a source of renewable heat.

€3,500

Exhaust Air to Water heat pump system

Similar to air to water but includes mechanical extract ventilation and heat recovery from the property.

€3,500

Water to Water heat pump system

This system uses open water, such as lakes, rivers or streams, as a heat source.

€3,500

Air to Air heat pump system

This system distributes heat through air units. They do not provide hot water.

€600

Technical assessment

This assessment is required before you apply for a heat pump grant. Learn more

€200

Guides to heat pump systems

Learn more about the different types of heat pump systems. You can also download our homeowner's guide. This will give you all the information you need about installing a heat pump in your home.

Who can apply

All homeowners, including landlords, whose homes were built and occupied before 2011 can apply. This is defined as the date your electricity meter was installed. This is different to other grant measures where the home must be built before 2006.

Before you apply

To qualify for a heat pump system grant your home must be well insulated and have low heat loss. This is to ensure your heat pump system performs well and your electricity bills are not too high. That is why we require a technical assessment to be carried out first.

Technical assessment

Before you apply for a heat pump system grant, you must select an independent, SEAI Registered Technical Advisor. They will carry out a technical assessment of your home, and will advise you on what steps you need to take to make your home heat pump ready.

Grant for technical assessment

We offer a €200 grant towards the technical assessment of your home. This grant is only payable in conjunction with the heat pump system grant. To qualify for this grant you must:

  • Use an SEAI registered Technical Advisor
  • Complete the heat pump system and any upgrades required according to the programme rules

Full details of these requirements can be found in the SEAI Domestic Technical Standards and Specification and should be discussed with your Technical Advisor.

Find a SEAI Registered Technical Advisor

How to apply

​Find out about the application process if you are applying and managing the upgrade yourself.

How to apply

Compare upgrade options

There are a number of ways to plan and manage your home energy upgrade and grant applications. Compare the options to see what works for you.

  • Free Energy Upgrade

    Free home energy upgrade service for qualifying homeowners

    Fully funded by SEAI

    All home upgrade costs covered

    Managed by SEAI and includes:

    • ​home survey
    • contractor selection
    • contractor works
    • follow up BER

    Who this is for

    • qualifying homeowners in receipt of certain welfare benefits
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  • One Stop Shop Service

    Complete home energy upgrade solution

    Part funded with SEAI grants

    Approximately a third of the cost for a typical family home

    Managed by a One Stop Shop including:

    • home energy assessment
    • grant application
    • project management
    • contractor works
    • follow up BER

    Who this is for

    • homeowners and landlords
  • Individual Grants

    Selection of individual grants for home energy upgrades

    Part funded with SEAI grants

    Approximately a third of the cost for a typical family home

    Homeowners manage their upgrades including:

    • contractor selection
    • grant application
    • contractor works
    • follow up BER

    Who this is for

    • homeowners and landlords

Plan your home energy upgrade

Your home energy upgrade journey should be done in 3 steps. Following this process gives you the best results for your investment at every stage.

3 steps to a warmer home

Contact us

Call: 01808 2004
Email: info@seai.ie