Home Energy Assessment

What is a Home Energy Assessment?

You will hear the term ‘Home Energy Assessment’ a lot when you are reading about or enquiring about home upgrades, so it is important to get familiar with what it includes and how it differs from a BER.

Please Note: A Home Energy Assessment is not the same thing as a BER report.

While they may appear similar, these two things are actually quite distinct, yet people tend to confuse them frequently.

A BER Certificate (BER):
A Building Energy Rating (BER) certificate is simply the energy rating of your home. The rating is measured on a scale between A and G, with G-rated homes being the least energy efficient.

The BER rating is also an indicator of how much you will have to spend to heat the home and how much carbon will be produced as a result.

Home Energy Assessment (HEA):

A Home Energy Assessment is a comprehensive onsite assessment producing a very detailed survey of your property.

  • It looks at all the viable options to upgrade your home
  • it clearly outlines various options and pathways to achieve very specific results
  • It details what exact measures are required to get your home to the required B2 rating
  • it also shows you what additional measures you can take to achieve an even better rating if desired
  • the HEA will also provide an estimated cost to complete the energy upgrades outlined in the report, along with information about the SEAI grant supports available to you.

Please note – a minimum B2 rating is required post-works, along with specific heat loss indicators and specific energy uplifts to qualify for the One Stop Shop grant.

How much does a Home Energy Assessment Cost?

The cost of the HEA varies depending on the size of your property, and there is a grant allowance for this.  it is a worthwhile investment as it outlines all the possibilities for your property to help future-proof your home.

If you complete the One Stop Shop application form on our website, we will have the necessary details to give you the cost of a Home Energy Assessment for your property.

SEAI Grants for Home Energy Assessments

The SEAI offers a standalone grant of €350 for the Home Energy Assessment. This is deducted directly from the source so you, the homeowner, only pay the net cost of the assessment. This application is handled by our One Stop Shop team, so you don’t have to worry about the paperwork. It is all included in the service. Apply HERE