Incentives for Home Weatherization

Heat pumps are admittedly sexy technology, inspiring neighborhood envy. Before making that investment, though, weatherize your home. Air-sealing–insulation, albeit less visible, is the most cost-effective endeavors to improve your home’s energy use and comfort. 

Benefits include: 

  • Reducing heating/AC air from leaking out cracks and crevices. 
  • Saving money and emissions from wasted energy. 
  • Improving comfort by diminishing drafts and outdoor noise. 
  • Slashing energy load, necessitating smaller heat-pump systems to meet your needs.  

Older homes often lose 50% or more warmth/coolth through poor insulation, etc.; newer homes frequently lose 10-20% needlessly.  New homes can be built to be Net Zero

An energy audit guides the project work, connecting with state/local/utility incentive programs.  

Programs for landlords and low-income residents are also available through the link. 

Some caps and restrictions apply. 


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