How to Participate
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Energize Delaware’s Home Performance Program starts with a comprehensive home energy audit to help you identify the overall energy-efficiency of your home and provide energy-saving recommended upgrades to fit your home and budget.
A trained contractor will perform the audit which includes important diagnostic testing such as Blower Door and Duct Blaster tests to determine the right energy efficiency improvements for your home. All contractors must follow strict quality assurance standards and meet high levels of customer service.
A home energy audit can identify health, safety and high energy use caused by drafty rooms, uneven temperatures, mold and moisture problems. If you move ahead with your project, a portion of the cost of the energy audit will be refunded. To learn more about the benefits of this comprehensive approach, watch this video.
A trained contractor will perform a comprehensive home energy audit which includes important diagnostic testing such as Blower Door and Duct Blaster tests to determine the right energy efficiency improvements for your home.
To participate in the program, you must be the registered homeowner, receive a home energy audit, and install qualified home improvements and/or equipment through an Energize Delaware participating contractor.
After you determine your eligibility for incentives — you can follow these five easy steps to enjoying a more comfortable home and reducing your energy usage:
Review the audit findings and energy-saving recommendations with your contractor, including the Home Energy Audit Summary Report. Determine which improvements you would like to make and ask your contractor about availble rebates. The Standard Path provides rebates on specific equipment installations. The Performance Path provides rebates based upon your home's total energy reduction of between 20-45%. Based on available rebates, please note that the Program is required to issue a 1099 for rebates over $600. Check with your tax advisor for any tax implications. for A glossary with some of the terms which may be listed in your Audit report is available to assist you.
Sign a contract with the contractor you have selected. Your contractor will then submit your rebate application with a copy of your signed contract to begin the incentive application process with Energize Delaware. Make sure to speak to your contractor about the rebate reservation system currently in effect.
The contractor will install your selected energy efficiency improvements, perform final tests and close out the job. You and the contractor will be required to sign a Certificate of Completion. At this time, payment to the contractor will be due.
Once the final complete application and a signed W-9 form is submitted and approved ,you will receive your rebate check within 6 to 8 weeks.
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