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Heat pump grant 2018

  • 15-05-2018 8:36am
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    Registered Users Posts: 529 ✭✭✭ Toplink
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    Just a quick heads up in case anyone is thinking about this.

    SEAI have set the bar pretty high here regarding the level of house they will allow to install a heat pump under the new 2018 Heat Pump Grant scheme.

    2.0 W/K.m2 is the threshold that the house needs to be under to allow you proceed with your grant application.

    I did a site visit yesterday on a house built to 2005 regulations (high level of workmanship) with 100% draught proofing, standard double glazing, 100mm full fill cavity, 300mm in attic. House has 2 flues. The perimter/area ratio is quite big.

    House is coming in around 2.03 which is will fail the application process. Getting them below this means either either an air tightness test result below 7 m3/hr/m2, failing that they are looking at dry lining or a window upgrade which is cost prohibitive.

    Good news all round as it should prevent heat pumps going into houses that can't retain sufficient heat.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭ Latro
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    [QUOTE=Toplink;

    Good news all round as it should prevent heat pumps going into houses that can't retain sufficient heat.[/QUOTE]


    Can you elaborate more on that?


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