Older conventional boilers are often very costly to run and waste energy because some of the heat escapes up the flue/chimney. Modern high efficiency boilers capture more heat and cost less to run. In order to qualify for the SEAI grant of €560, the boiler must have an efficiency of more than 90% and you must also upgrade the heating controls, (see below).
Heating Control Upgrades
There is a grant of €400 available for upgrading of heating controls and by doing so you can save up to 20% on your energy bills. The minimum heating controls upgrades to qualify for the SEI grant are:
- Two zones (space and water) with seven day programmer (time and temperature) control and boiler interlock, PLUS
- Time and temperature control of electric immersion heater PLUS
- Either one more zone control or three Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRV’s)