Midland Warmer Homes Company Limited by Guarantee was incorporated in July 2015. Prior to this, we carried out energy installation works under Roscommon Integrated Development Company since 2008. Midlands Warmer Homes is funded by the Department of Communication, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE), which is administered by Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) to deliver the Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme (BEWHS) to qualifying householders FREE OF CHARGE.
This is a free home installation service to qualifying households – mainly to those on low income. The scheme is delivered throughout the country by both private contractors and other Community Based Organisations (CBOs). Midland Warmer Homes also receives funding from the Community Services Programme (CSP) through POBAL.
We originally commenced installing attic and cavity wall insulation in 2008, and this expanded to included draught proofing, CFL energy efficient bulbs, and energy advice. The scheme further expanded to included the installation of ventilation including roof/soffit ventilation for attic insulation, and also background, permanent and mechanical ventilation for cavity wall insulation.
Since 2018, we have been included on the SEAI panel to install deeper measures to qualifying homes, and as well as installing the above measures, homes may also be able to receive external wall insulation (EWI), Internal Wall Insulation (IWI) – stone houses and solid brick houses are not included under the scheme; heating (following a survey of the home), and windows (replacement of single glazed windows).
Midland Warmer Homes delivers the Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme throughout the Midlands – operating within a 60 mile radius of Athlone, servicing 15 counties. The installation of the energy efficient measures to qualifying homes, helps the most vulnerable in our society; reduces their heating costs; improves the energy efficiency of their homes and improves the quality of life which they have. Midland Warmer Homes has an excellent Quality Assurance record with SEAI, achieving one of the top marks yearly from the continuous inspections. All of our staff are highly skilled workers; who receive continuous training in the installation of the various energy efficient measures. Our staff are Garda Vetted also.