By Sherrie Davison
Rebates, Tax Credits, Financing and Grants are all available to help homeowners make their homes more energy efficient. It can be confusing to figure out if you’re eligible for any of the cost savings that are available. I’m in my second year as a VISTA Member at Frontier Housing working on a new line of business, Green Solutions, a green rehabilitation and replacement housing program. I’ve become familiar with the different savings that are out there and I wanted to pass along this information.
You may not be aware that your electric utility company co-op offers incentives for making energy efficiency home improvements. You’ll need to check with your specific utility company and the programs they offer. Some offer cash rebates for installing new energy efficient heat pumps or adding insulation.
Touchstone Energy Cooperatives has a Home Energy Calculator on their web site which allows you to enter information about your house and helps you discover your potential energy savings based on different improvements projects, such as adding insulation.