B11 - Efficient Heating

For optimal health and comfort in the home, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) recommend minimum household temperatures of 18°-20°C for living spaces and 16°C for bedrooms overnight.

There are a number of options available for heating your home. These include but are by no means limited to:

Important factors to consider

Some councils offer heating grants or loans for home-owners wanting to install insulation, clean heating or to swap non-compliant woodburners for more efficient heating systems. These schemes vary by district. Loans are repaid through your rates over a specified period and with varying levels of interest.

Pros

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What do I need in order to take this option?

You will need adequate funding to cover the cost of installing an efficient heating system or you will need to be eligible for funding assistance from your council.

Eligibility

In most cases, eligibility for council funding assistance is based on:

However, different councils have different criteria. Contact EECA for information about which councils offer assistance with heating.

Could this option limit my future choices?

No, installing an efficient heating system will make it easier to remain in your home and, if installed properly by an accredited provider, could increase the value of your home.

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