The 2020 Tipperary Healthy Homes scheme is open to homeowners in Tipperary in receipt of certain supplements. 80% funding is available to achieve a healthy home.
As part of the scheme, all existing combustion appliances (eg. oil burner, open fire and range) are replaced with a heat pump and ventilation system. This rids the home of dust and damp and removes fumes which are known to exacerbate serious respiratory health illnesses. Combined with other energy measures such as insulation and air tightness measures, the upgrade will transform the home and drastically improve the comfort and health of the occupants. The home will consume less energy, which will result in lower running costs.
The scheme is run by Tipperary Energy Agency and is funded by Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Electric Ireland and co funded by the Horizon 2020 programme.
Who is Eligible for the Tipperary Healthy Homes Scheme?
If you can answer YES to all of the following questions you may be eligible for 80% funding
- I am a Tipperary Owner Occupier of my home
- My home was constructed before 2006
- I am in receipt of one of the following supplements:
- Fuel Allowance as part of the National Fuel Scheme
- Jobseeker’s Allowance for six months or more where the resident is the primary carer of at least one child under seven years
- Family Income Supplement.
- One Parent Family Payment
- Domiciliary Care allowance Payment
If you are NOT in receipt of the above supplements, you might be able to avail of other retrofit schemes. Call our office on 052-7443090 to ascertain if you are eligible.
How much does it cost?
80% funding is available. The cost to homeowners will be between €6,000 and €12,000 depending on the home. The exact costs will be confirmed after the home survey.
Works likely to take place may include:
- Wall insulation
- Attic Insulation
- Energy Saving Windows & Doors
- Heat Pump (for more information on heat pumps click here)
- Possible replacement of radiators (depending on existing radiators)
- Demand Controlled Ventilation (for more information on DCV click here)
- Energy Monitoring
- Air Leakage Reduction
- Removal of all combustion appliances – e.g. coal fire, gas, oil central heating system
- Replacement of hot water tank, cylinder and pipework
- Solar Panels
All recommended measures must be implemented under this scheme. It is a packaged solution and single measures are not available. Your home may not require all of the above stated measures.
Aileen McCarthy lives with her husband John in a 1976-built three bedroom bungalow in Cullen village near Limerick Junction, Co Tipperary. Six years ago she was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). She was fortunate to have met all of the criteria on the 2017 Health Pilot scheme and was selected for a deep retrofit. Find out how Aileen got on here
How to apply
You can download an application form below. Alternatively you can call the office on 052 7443090 and request an application form. Or you can request an application by email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Asthma, please download a GP referral form provided below. You may take this to your GP or Public Health Nurse and ask them to sign and stamp this for you. We will accept applications from people who do not meet the health criteria, however we will prioritise applications from those living with COPD/Asthma or people whose homes are of solid mass concrete construction. *You would still need to qualify for one of the mentioned welfare payments to apply.
The scheme has limited availability and it is advised to complete your application form and get it stamped accordingly without delay. We cannot guarantee inclusion onto this scheme.