Applying for Incentives and Choosing Improvements

After the energy assessment it’s time to review your contractor’s recommendations, apply for available rebates and incentives, set a project budget, and choose your improvements:

  • Review Your Energy Assessment Report
    • After your assessment, the contractor will send you a report including recommended improvements to your home, estimated energy savings, and cost estimates.
    • Call the contractor with any questions about the report and recommendations.
  • Find Rebates and Incentives and Set a Budget
    • First, determine which financial incentive programs you may qualify for to help pay for the work. Everyone qualifies for grants, rebates, and / or low-interest loans that can make energy improvements more affordable. Call your contractor with questions.
    • Determine how much money you can afford to pay out of pocket for improvements
    • Apply for financial incentive programs and low-interest loans. Call your contractor if you have any questions about the process. Note that it can take several weeks or more to complete paperwork and be approved.
  • Choose your Improvements
    • Once you have set a budget and determined eligibility for financial incentive programs, work with your contractor to choose improvements that fit your goals and budget.
    • You do not necessarily have to implement all of the recommendations at once. Some residents make improvements over several years. Work with your contractor to prioritize projects to do first.

Last updated May 8, 2020