Our comprehensive, whole-house assessment of your home’s energy use will help you determine appropriate upgrades to boost energy efficiency, improve comfort, cut costs, and enhance indoor air quality. Plus, save up to $3,000 with PSO incentives!
Take control of your energy costs. Be more comfortable in your home. Get incentives up to $3,000!
Your first step is a comprehensive energy assessment. Contact an energy solution expert from our list of participating contractors to perform a home energy assessment and learn more. The assessment will be performed by a contractor certified by the Building Performance Institute, the national technical certification organization for the Home Performance industry. The contractor will use diagnostic tools to pinpoint air leakage and other sources which waste energy and often create comfort issues that are unique to your home. Your contractor will review the assessment report with you, which will provide a customized path to energy savings that may include air sealing, insulation, heating and cooling system replacement, windows, doors, or other efficiency upgrades for your home.
Once your assessment is completed, you and your contractor will select the path that is best suited for your home, either a "Standard" path or a "Performance" path to savings and incentives.
All homeowners are eligible for a $250 rebate on their energy assessment, as long as they install a minimum of $500 in energy saving improvements within six months of the assessment.
Here's an example of how it works, which will demonstrate the difference between the standard and performance paths. Let’s say a homeowner has an energy assessment which identifies several opportunities to save energy, such as duct and air sealing, attic insulation and new heating and cooling equipment. If the homeowner is not ready to implement all the recommendations made, they can choose the standard path. In the example below the homeowner decided to move ahead with attic insulation (cost $2,000). The homeowner would be eligible for an incentive of $400 for the insulation, and an incentive of $250 for the energy assessment. So if the total job cost $2,250, and incentives were $650, the out-of-pocket cost would be $1,600.
Now let’s say the homeowner decided to invest in additional solutions recommended in their home energy assessment, in order to save even more on their energy bills. The contractor has projected that if all the recommendations were made, they would achieve an overall energy savings of 35 percent. This is the "performance” path because it is based on how your home will perform once the improvements are made. While the total project would cost the homeowner $9,250, almost half of that would come back to them in the form of a rebate - $4,250!! That's a great deal!
Home Performance is geared to reward taking the kind of action that generates the most energy savings. PSO’s contractors and assessment mentors have been trained to walk through every step of the program with the homeowner to help them understand their home and the opportunities to save. Each homeowner will deal with an energy expert to review the budget, energy and comfort concerns and issues specific to their home to learn how much money can be saved in incentives, as well as, long term on monthly utility bills.
To qualify for incentives through PSO’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program, you must first have a home energy assessment performed by an approved Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified contractor. These professionals have been trained to use the most advanced, state-of-the-art equipment to test your home and identify energy efficiency improvements.