The annual cost of owning and maintaining a home in Ireland had risen to €16,374.45, an increase of over €350 since 2017
Warmer Homes Scheme
If you find it hard to afford to keep your home warm and comfortable or to pay the fuel and electricity bills, you could benefit from the help available through the Warmer Homes Scheme. This scheme is delivered mainly through community organisations and is co-ordinated and part-funded by Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI).
The Warmer Homes Scheme provides the following services:
- Draught proofing
- Attic insulation
- Lagging jacket
- Low energy light bulbs
- Cavity wall insulation, where appropriate and available.
The scheme is for householders who receive Fuel Allowance, Disability Benefit or Invalidity Benefit. Services are provided either free of charge or for a small fee (about €100).