Home Performance with ENERGY STAR — Customized, comprehensive savings for your home!
In this economy, many Delawareans are understandably hesitant to take on larger home improvement projects, even though they yield the biggest energy and money savings.
Energize Delaware now offers a more comprehensive energy solution based on a customized, whole-home audit. Rather than focus on a single project like replacing HVAC equipment or adding insulation, Home Performance helps determine how improvements throughout your home can work together to give you the most energy-efficient results, helping you cut your energy use between 20 to 45 percent Home energy loans are also available to help off-set the upfront costs of these money-saving improvements.
To get started, the first step is to have an energy audit performed on your home. A Home Performance contractor will utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to identify the energy-saving improvements that are right for your home and budget. Energy-saving improvements may include:
- High-efficiency heating & cooling systems
- High-efficiency gas tankless water heaters
- High efficiency electric heat pump water heaters
- Attic and wall insulation
- Air sealing, duct sealing, and duct repair
- Appliances & lighting
This video will help you understand what to expect from an energy audit of your home, and you may also view this sample audit report. You will receive a detailed report showing you a list of recommended improvements you can make to reduce your energy usage. Energy Modeling is used to determine the level of energy savings your home can achieve. You and your contractor can determine the improvements that are right for you and your home. Financing is also available.
Please note that in 2011, an energy audit is required even if you are only taking the first step of replacing your heating and cooling equipment.
Can your home benefit from a home energy makeover? Take our 10 question quiz and see! View these savings examples which show you the different ways you can save!
See Home Performance Results!
Watch how the Verrico family was able to cut air leaks in their homes by 55 percent and energy use by 47 percent.
To participate in the Home Performance Program, the applicant must be the registered owner of a separately metered, detached or attached single-family residence where the product/equipment is installed. Attached units are duplexes, condominiums, and townhouses. New construction, multi-family units and commercial properties are not eligible for rebates under this program. Rebate payments will only be made to the owner of record. Products/equipment must be installed in the state of Delaware. Eligible products/equipment must be installed in the state of Delaware.
Your contractor must submit a rebate reservation request and receive a confirmation in order to be eligible for any available program rebate.
You must receive a home energy audit and install qualified measures and/or equipment through a Home Performance participating contractor.
A limited number of contractors also offer home energy loan financing at attractive rates.
The following links provide information to help get you started with the program. Or call us at 302-883-3048 and we'll be happy to help.
Typical Home Improvements