Before applying for a heat pump system grant, the homeowner must engage an independent, SEAI Registered Technical Advisor to carry out a technical assessment of your home and provide independent guidance on the buildings suitability for a heat pump and any remedial work required. There is a €200 grant towards the technical assessment. There are also grants payable towards external wall insulation of up to €6,000 and upgrade of heating system controls of €700.
The required heat loss level is expressed as a Heat Loss Indicator of 2 Watts/Kelvin/m2. In some cases, where upgrades may not be cost-optimal, a Heat Loss Indicator value of up to 2.3 Watts/Kelvin/m2 can be accepted provided additional requirements are met.
The Technical Advisor will also provide the XML file which our design team will need in order to complete a system design and specify a heat pump.
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