Making energy efficiency improvements not only helps you save energy and money but also enhances comfort and indoor air quality―making your home a healthier and more livable environment for you and your family. Even simple improvements like sealing leaky ducts, adding insulation, or sealing the building shell can make a big difference in your home’s comfort and air quality. When you complete a Home Upgrade or Advanced Home Upgrade you will:
- Save energy and lower your bills.
- Make your home more comfortable.
- Improve indoor air quality for a healthier and safer living environment for your family.
- Improve your home’s durability.
- Conserve resources and reduce greenhouse gases.
Plus, you can be eligible for incentives up to $5,500 as well as a $300 home energy assessment rebate.
Your Home Energy Advisor or Participating Contractor can explain all the benefits of specific energy efficiency upgrades and help you maximize available rebates.
A "Whole House" Approach
You don’t live in a single part of your home. Neither does energy efficiency. A "whole house" approach involves upgrades that work together to maximize savings. You will reduce energy use, increase comfort and add value to your home.
If you still use incandescent lights, don’t wait to change them out. 90% of the energy created from an incandescent bulb is turned to heat. LEDs and CFLs use considerably less energy and are now very similar to the light you know and love from incandescent bulbs.