Do you own your home and if so was it built before 2006? If you are in receipt of one of the following payments then you may qualify to have your home insulated under the ‘Warmer Homes Scheme’.  The Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme service involves the installation of standard energy efficiency measures that are appropriate to the eligible household, subject to SEAI survey, budget allocation and available capacity. The service is provided at no cost to the household and the measures currently available under this scheme are:  

  • Attic Insulation
  • Draught proofing
  • Lagging Jackets
  • Low energy light bulbs
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Energy Advice
  • External Wall Insulation
  • Internal Wall insulation
  • Heating system upgrades including controls (where no central heating exists)
  • External windows (replacement of single glaze windows only as part of wall insulation upgrade) 
  • Mechanical ventilation.

The aim of the scheme is to reduce Energy consumption and help address the issue of fuel poverty, leading to a reduction in household fuel bills and more comfortable, warmer living conditions. 

This service is available to those who meet the following criteria: 

  • Owner occupied non-Local Authority Homes
  • Constructed before 2006
  • The owner is in receipt of one of the following: 
  1. Fuel Allowance as part of the National Fuel Scheme
  2. Job Seekers Allowance for over six months and have a child under seven years of age
  3. Working Family Payment
  4. One-Parent Family Payment
  5. Domiciliary Care Allowance
  6. Carer’s Allowance and live with the person you are caring for 

To register for the service please contact Mary at Avondhu Blackwater Partnership 022/46580 or email