At Details Home Inspections, we love seeing 3 things. The first is our customers having well-built homes that give them peace of mind. The second is energy efficiency so that these homes are functioning in the best possible manner. The third is watching our customers save tons of money with their energy efficiency by using rebates, incentives, and loan programs.
These rebates, incentives and low-interest loan programs help create a better and more efficient community while also reducing cost to consumers. Utilizing these programs can also help you reduce the amount of power you need to buy, allowing you to use only the energy you need and avoid wasteful spending.
We're lucky here in Clark County WA in that our local Clark County PUD offers some truly amazing Rebate and Loan programs:
The Solar Energy Program: For those looking to invest in solar technology, loans are available to assist you. Whether you are looking to install rooftop solar systems or solar water heaters, they can help you find a contractor within their network and help you through the entire process to ensure you are completely happy with your new system.
The Heat Pump Program: This program offers a $750 rebate that helps pay for an upgrade to your existing system. The idea is to help residents upgrade to a heating and cooling system that is ductless, thereby using only a fraction of the electricity while offering an even more comforting environment.
A Smart Thermostat: The use of one of these nifty gadgets can help reduce energy waste while keeping your home comfortable for your family. If you are a current customer with Clark Public Utilities and are heating your home with either an electric furnace or a heat pump, you might qualify for a $50 smart thermostat rebate. If you have a natural gas furnace instead, you still could qualify for a rebate through the Energy Trust.
The Weatherization Program: If you are looking into replacing your windows, insulating your attic or walls, air sealing, duct sealing, or other weatherization projects, you may qualify for a loan of up to $15,000 at just 3.5% interest. Manufactured homes or homes that are heated electrically are eligible for the program, but all eligibility is based on credit approval.
The Heat Pump Water Heater Program: If you are looking for an efficient alternative to heat your water, you can currently take advantage of a $150 rebate for qualifying Tier 1 heat pump water heaters, and a $300 rebate for qualifying Tier 2 and 3 heat pump water heaters.
Multi-family Property Programs: For owners of electrically heated multi-family buildings (5 units or more), Clark Public Utilities offers a variety of rebates for the weatherization of these structures. For owners of multi-family structures with four or fewer units, they can apply for the PUD's single-family home weatherization rebates.
These rebates may not last forever, so now is a great time to take advantage of programs which will help you improve your home while saving some serious cash.
Contact us today at Details Home Inspections or check out our Facebook page to learn more about our professional home inspections in Vancouver WA. We would be happy to discuss some of the upgrades that may help you create a more comfortable, efficient, and safe home for you and your family!