Friday, June 12th, 2015
Now is an ideal time to replace an old and inefficient gas or oil boiler with a new gas boiler. The SEAI Grant for the heating controls is €600 and the grant for Oil boiler or Gas boiler with the heating controls upgrade is €700.
There are boiler replacement grants available for homeowners who upgrade their old oil boiler or gas boilers to a high efficiency condensing boilers (i.e. – with a “seasonal” efficiency of 90% or more.)
The government scheme called Better Energy was launched in May 2011 as part of the new government jobs initiative. The level of grants available increased on March 10th 2105.
Under the scheme Irish householders can get a grant of €700 Euro towards the cost of a new high efficient oil boiler or gas boiler replacement. The boiler replacement grants are only available if you also qualify for a grant towards upgrading your central heating controls. The grant available for just an upgrade of heating controls is €600.
Figures from OFTEC – say that condensing oil boilers upgrades could save as much as 18% in oil costs for heating and hot water. So if you currently spend €2000 a year on oil – you could save around €360 a year. You would recover the initial cost of the boiler and fitting in about 3.5 years. With winter on the way – anything that reduces the cost of heating has to be a good thing.
Check List for Heating Controls
If you answer No to most of the questions below its time to save money by installing heating controls:
Remember you must use an SEAI registered contractor and apply in advance of any work being undertaken. When applying you must specify the contractor.