We know upgrading home performance is at the top of many homeowners’ lists and especially strong on their minds this time of year. We also know that it’s sometimes difficult to make big decisions, upgrade equipment like heating and cooling systems, replace windows or appliances, or even make efficiency upgrades like add additional insulation or weatherstripping. These all come with a cost, and those costs can add up quickly.

Fortunately, there are some great incentive programs in the state of Washington and specifically in our local area that can help ease the cost of some of these key home energy and performance upgrades.

While you can see a complete list of current incentives for the State of Washington here, we’ve pulled out one in particular offered by Seattle City Light that covers a wide range of efficiency upgrades for our readers, which we’ve highlighted below:

Seattle City Light – Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate ProgramA financial incentive rebate program set up to encourage the purchase and installation of Energy Star appliances and other energy efficiency upgrades. Some sample rebate amounts include:

  • Refrigerator: $50
  • Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling:
  • $30 (Cannot be combined with Refrigerator Rebate)
  • Clothes Washer: $100
  • Heat Pump Water Heater: $500
  • Ductless Heat Pump: $1,200

The incentive program can rebate up to a maximum of $2,000 for weatherization upgrades and up to a total of $4,500 for projects including replacement of windows, installation of heating and cooling systems, and other larger projects.

Seattle City Light also provides rebates for home performance assessments, which can be the best place to start. More information regarding program requirements and incentive amounts are available on the program web site. We’re also always very happy to help find the right rebate program to match your home performance improvement project. Just call us today to get started.

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