Home Energy Assessments
A Home Energy Assessment is a detailed report on the energy performance of your home.
About your assessment
The assessment includes:
- A Building Energy Rating (BER) assessment.
- A full technical report on the energy efficiency of your home.
- Details on the energy upgrades needed to get your home to a B2 rating and better.
- A heat pump technical assessment detailing the energy upgrades required to make your home suitable for a heat pump.
- A report explaining how the recommended energy upgrades will improve the comfort of your home and help to reduce your energy bills.
- An estimate of the costs of the recommended energy upgrades.
Your chosen One Stop Shop assigns a technical surveyor to carry out a Home Energy Assessment in your home. Following the assessment, the One Stop Shop provides you with the detailed Home Energy Assessment report.
What is the difference between a Home Energy Assessment and a BER?
For homeowners who are not sure where to start with their home energy upgrade or who may want to carry out just one or two energy upgrades, a Building Energy Rating (BER) is a good starting point. Find out more about the BER Assessment.
For homeowners considering multiple energy upgrades and applying for the One Stop Shop service, a home energy assessment will provide both a BER rating and the required technical report detailing the energy upgrades needed to get your home to a B2 rating and better.
What are the benefits of getting a Home Energy Assessment?
A Home Energy Assessment gives you all the information you need to begin your home energy upgrade journey to a B2 rating. It provides you with a list of recommended energy upgrades for your home and an estimate of the likely costs, helping you decide what approach is best for you.
How do I get a Home Energy Assessment?
Contact a registered One Stop Shop and they will be able to get you started. It is good practice to contact a few One Stop Shops, so that you can find the one that works for your budget and timeframe.
Is there a grant for a Home Energy Assessment?
Yes, SEAI offers a grant of €350 for a Home Energy Assessment. And remember, with the One Stop Shop service the homeowner only pays the net cost. So, if your Home Energy Assessment costs €600, you pay the One Stop Shop €250 and they claim the €350 from SEAI.
Costs for a Home Energy Assessment will vary so SEAI recommends contacting several One Stop Shops for a quote before proceeding.
Please note that the Home Energy Assessment grant can only be claimed once per property.
What happens after the Home Energy Assessment?
Once you have had your Home Energy Assessment you can decide whether to invest in the home energy upgrades that are recommended in your report. You are under no obligation to proceed with those energy upgrades. You will receive the Home Energy Assessment grant regardless of your decision.
If you do decide to go ahead, the next step is to engage with a One Stop Shop. You can take your report to any of the registered One Stop Shops, you do not have to use the one that carried out the Home Energy Assessment.
You may also decide to carry out just one or two energy upgrades and apply for an Individual Energy Upgrade grant.