About the grant for Heat Pumps

The SEAI offer a Heat Pumps Grant to homes across Ireland. Heat pumps are renewable heating systems offering lower energy costs and reduced carbon emissions. Your home must well insulated to benefit from a heat pump. This can be assessed by a BER assessor

This grant from the SEAI covers a range of heat pump systems and a grant towards your technical assessment. Learn about the grant values and how to apply in this article.

Grant nameDescriptionDwelling Type and Grant Value
Air to Water heat pump systemThe most common heat pump system extracts heat from external air using an outside unit.Apartment (Any) €4,500
Semi-Detached/End of Terrace/Detached/Mid Terrace €6,500
Ground Source to Water heat pump systemA ground source heat pump system uses the earth as a source of renewable heat.Apartment (Any) €4,500
Semi-Detached/End of Terrace/Detached/Mid Terrace €6,500
Exhaust Air to Water heat pump systemSimilar to air to water but includes mechanical extract ventilation and heat recovery from the property.Apartment (Any) €4,500
Semi-Detached/End of Terrace/Detached/Mid Terrace €6,500
Water to Water heat pump systemThis system uses open water, such as lakes, rivers or streams, as a heat source.Apartment (Any) €4,500
Semi-Detached/End of Terrace/Detached/Mid Terrace €6,500
Air to Air heat pump system
This system distributes heat through air units. They do not provide hot water.
Apartment/Semi-Detached/End of Terrace/Detached/Mid Terrace €3,500
Technical assessmentThis assessment is required before you apply for a heat pump grant.€200

Guides to heat pump systems

Learn more about the different types of heat pump systems by checking out our article. You can also download the SEAI’s homeowner’s guide. This will give you all the information you need about installing a heat pump in your home and you can always ask MCD about this!

Download the SEAI’s ‘Homeowner’s Guide to Heat Pump Systems

An infographic explaining what a Heat Pump does in the home
An infographic explaining what a Heat Pump does in the home

Who can apply for a Heat Pumps Grant

The SEAI states that all homeowners, including landlords, whose homes were built and occupied before 2021 can apply. This is defined as the date your electricity meter was installed.

Important note: This is different to other grant measures where the home must be built before 2011.

Before you apply for the Heat Pumps Grant

To qualify for a heat pump system grant your home must be well insulated and have low heat loss. This is to ensure your heat pump system performs well and your electricity bills are not too high. That is why we require a technical assessment to be carried out first. This can be arranged by MCD Home and Garden!

Technical assessment

Before you apply for a heat pump system grant, you must select an independent, SEAI Registered Technical Advisor. MCD can help you identify one for your area. A technical assessment of your home will be carried out. The assessor will advise you on what steps you need to take to make your home heat pump ready.

Grant for technical assessment

There is a €200 grant towards the technical assessment of your home. This grant is only payable in conjunction with the heat pump system grant. To qualify for this grant you must:

  • Use an SEAI registered Technical Advisor (Recommended by MCD Home & Garden)
  • Complete the heat pump system and any upgrades required according to the programme rules. This will be done and paperwork signed off by MCD’s team!

Full details of these requirements can be found in the SEAI Domestic Technical Standards and Specification and can be discussed with your Technical Advisor by using the contact form below!

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