Connaughton asks Galwegians to avail of free insulation

Galwegians looking to have attic insulation, cavity wall insulation, and draught proofing installed should avail of the Better Energy Warmer Homes scheme.

This is the view of Fine Gael Galway East TD Paul Connaughton who said “thousands of householders across east Galway” are unaware of the availability of this scheme.

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 seven 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.

There is no application form, to apply, call the Better Energy Warmer Homes on 1800 250 204.

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