Homeowners advised to take advantage of Government grants now

Homeowners in Galway should be aware that the Government grants scheme which assists homeowners to insulate their homes is still available. The scheme is available to all homes built before 2006 and there is a grant of €500 for cavity wall and attic insulation. A building energy rating is also given to the home after the works are complete. West Coast Insulation, which has been providing insulation to homes across Galway since 2009, is now offering the grants directly off the quotation. The company will look after the paperwork for you and there is no waiting for grant refunds — the amount comes directly off your bill.

John Folan of West Coast Insulation advises homeowners to take advantage of the grants now. “The current Government grant scheme offers an excellent opportunity for homeowners to upgrade the insulation in their homes,” he said. “Most houses in Ireland have some insulation; normally in the form of aeroboard in the walls and fibreglass in the attic. While these were the standard for homes in the past, it is not sufficient for the present and homes have become difficult and expensive to heat. With harsher winters and increased heating bills, poorly insulated houses are neither comfortable nor affordable to live in.”

Mr Folan continued: “With effective cavity wall and attic insulation we can reduce heat loss in homes by up to 60 per cent. This will allow homeowners to reduce their heating bills immediately and the house will become more comfortable to live in. With the grant amount taken off the bill, full home insulation can be done for less than €1,000 in some cases — a cost which can be saved in heating bills within an estimated two to three years.”

West Coast Insulation specialises in home insulation and aims to provide homes with the highest quality insulation, installed in a professional manner.

For more information contact West Coast Insulation on 087 1421414. Alternatively visit the website at www.myinsulation.ie

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