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Rebates, Financing & Eligible Improvements

Cash rebate

Although $500 is the maximum rebate for all work completed, by implementing multiple improvements you will continue to experience energy savings on your monthly utility bill. Some improvements have lower maximum amounts, and some require power company pre-approval (see table below).

Financing

Financing is available for recommended eligible improvements, subject to credit approval (where available).

Eligible improvements

The items below are eligible for financing or up to a 50 percent cash rebate on recommended improvements. Some items may also be eligible for federal tax credits. For information on other incentives that may be available visit the Tax Incentives Assistance Project site.

ELIGIBLE IMPROVEMENTS
ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT REBATE FINANCING AVAILABLE? SELF- INSTALLATION PERMITTED*
Replacement windows (must be ENERGY STAR® qualified) $500 NO NO
Storm windows $500 YES NO
Duct repair/replacement and sealing (existing HVAC only) $500 YES NO
Rehabilitation work (minor repair work such as broken glass, glazing, or prime door replacement, with power company pre-approval) $250 YES YES

HVAC Replacement (must be ENERGY STAR ® qualified)

• All heat pumps included

Ask your evaluator if your power company allows:

• Dual-fuel heat pumps
• Air conditioning (with gas pack or gas split)

$250 per unit • Heat pumps
• Dual-fuel heat pumps
NO
Attic insulation/ventilation (must be nonpowered) $500 YES YES
Floor or perimeter insulation and vapor barrier (ground cover) $500 YES YES
Kneewall insulation (In attic) $500 YES YES
Electric water heater insulation and pipe insulation $50 YES YES
Air sealing (including weatherstrip and caulk) $500 YES YES
Central AC/heat pump tune-up $150 per unit YES NO

*For self-installed improvements, only the cost of the materials may be claimed; may not be financed; $250 maximum cash rebate; requires pre-approval by power company.

Non-eligible items

The following items are not eligible for the cash incentive or financing option:

  • Carbon monoxide detector or monitor
  • Clothes washers or dryers
  • Compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Dishwashers
  • Insulated garage doors
  • Programmable thermostats (existing HVAC)
  • Radiant barriers
  • Refrigerators
  • Room air conditioners
  • Storm doors
  • Wall insulation (excluding kneewall insulation)
  • Water heaters (including tankless/instantaneous)
  • Window film/solar screens

For more information on the In-Home Energy Evaluation Program, contact, contact your local power company