Home Energy Audit: Incentives and Insulation

4 years ago

Spring is almost here, and you may be ready to open your windows, turn off your heater, and forget winter. But before you do, consider calling an energy auditor to find out about rebates and incentives for improvements to your home's energy efficiency. That was my first step in my latest project,  which is the focus of a series of posts at home(re)made

The auditor who evaluated my home for potential improvements not only knew about the incentives, he completed my rebate application, sent me a report with a to-do list, and gave me a lot of advice on insulating.

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He recommended blowing cellulose  - insulation made from recycled paper - in my walls and attic. With a friend or contractor, it's an easy project you can complete over a couple weekends once you've gathered the tools, insulation, and machine, which is provided by many insulation supply companies at no charge.

So, there is more than one reason to remember winter for a few more days; there are three: rebates (mine added up to $3,200) can cover the cost of insulating and other improvements if you recruit a friend and diy, the resulting energy savings add up every year saving you thousands over the life of your home, and cellulose is a green material that makes the job easy and easy on the earth. 

Rebates and incentives expire all the time, so now is the time to get started. Call an auditor today and check out the tutorials at home(re)made!

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