Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Questions (552)

Kevin O'Keeffe


552. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if the provision of storage heating will be considered in the housing aid for older people scheme in view of climate action and the move away from oil fuelled central heating. [38581/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Under the Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability, support is provided in certain precise circumstances where an older person has no heating system in their home and requires it to remain living in their own home. My Department does not specify the type of heating system other than by reference to Part L of the Building Regulations (Conservation of Fuel and Energy – Dwellings), which sets the performance requirements for new or replacement heating systems. This could include storage heaters on the basis that they comply with Part L requirements with regard to minimum efficiency requirements, the required level of heat retention and appropriate controls on heat output.

Question No. 553 answered with Question No. 536.