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Issue 27 | October 2021

Welcome to Energize Delaware!

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Energize Delaware’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program takes a whole-house approach to reducing a home’s energy use while improving its comfort, durability and safety. Instead of tackling energy problems individually, such as replacing an old heating and cooling system or fixing leaky ductwork, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® looks at a home as one system and recommends comprehensive improvements for better results.


Welcome Aboard 

We would like to give a warm welcome to all our new Trade Allies! Since the start of 2021, we have had 12 new contractors enroll as participating contractors within our Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program.  

Delaware HPwES customers now have 91 participating contractors to choose from!   

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Contractor Updates and Reminders

Is Energize Delaware on your Website?  

The Energize Delaware team encourages all our participating HPwES contractors to market themselves as an Energize Delaware partner on their website and any other marketing material. Doing so will bring clarity to your Delaware customers and strengthen your reputation here in Delaware! 

To ensure proper use of the Energize Delaware program name and logo, please use both in accordance with the requirements and guidelines specified in our Logo Use Guidelines Agreement form. You can find this form within your Contractor Portal. Email the signed and completed form to and the logos below will be emailed to you for use. Download our Brand Guidelines HERE

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Contractor Renewal Requirements

All Participating Contractors are required to renew their registration AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to remain active within the program. This is an annual process that allows the program to receive updated documentation from all our participating contractors. All contractor renewal submissions were required by Friday October 1st, to continue participation in the program. Please email the required documentation below to  

If you are a NEW PARTICIPATING CONTRACTOR in the program and have registered in 2021, you do NOT need to resubmit any documentation.  

>>Click here to read more about requirements

Fireplace Awareness 
As we approach the winter months, heating systems will begin to kick on and energy bills will start to climb. While some will depend on the fireplace to take away the extra chill, many fireplaces are reserved for special occasions and will remain inactive for much of the winter season. Metal chimney dampers are typically used to prevent heat loss when fireplaces are not in use. Unfortunately, most chimney dampers are not air-tight and begin to warp over time. This creates a path for warm air within the home to escape out of the chimney. Now is the time to educate homeowners on clever ways to keep the home warm in the winter without spending more than they need to. One product that can make this transition easier is the inflatable chimney balloon.

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Insulation Tips | What to look for  

Insulating attics, knee walls, basements, and crawlspaces are important steps to take while improving the overall efficiency of a home. However, insulating these areas without using the proper materials and procedures can cause major health and safety concerns. Before insulating, it is important to look for flue pipes, chimneys, non-IC-rated can lighting, and any other heat generating elements that can be potential fire hazards.

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Online Programs

Virtual Assessment

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Energize Delaware has launched a new online energy audit tool designed to help Delawareans with a quick and easy method to virtually determine if their home could benefit from energy conservation measures. Identify simple, low cost solutions to improve overall energy efficiency and save money!

The 10-15 minute, online survey provides customized energy saving tips and information. Visit to learn more.

Online Marketplace

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Energize Delaware has opened a new online marketplace for home efficiency products, with instant rebates available on select items at checkout. Available items include smart thermostats, LED light bulbs and advanced power strips, with new products added as they become available.

Visit to shop now.

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Monthly on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 2pm  

on Energize Delaware’s Facebook & YouTube pages   


Different topic each taping. No registration necessary. 



The 1 hour workshop will include tips for weatherizing your home, information about energy-saving resources/programs, available rebates for energy efficient home improvements and one FREE Weatherization Kit* ($50 value). 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

4:00-5:00pm | Register here

Monday, November 8, 2021

12:00 - 1:00pm | Register here

Visit our Virtual Workshops page for more upcoming workshop dates.  


Most Efficient 2021

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Each year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes the most energy efficient products available on the market. These products earn the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient designation. In 2021, the EPA has awarded this designation to products across 14 different categories. The cutting-edge systems and appliances that earn this designation meet a comprehensive list of criteria set forth by the EPA to ensure they deliver significant savings over other conventional products on the market. Below is a list of rebate-eligible ENERGY STAR Most Efficient products that will maximize both savings and HPwES incentives for your Delaware customers.        

ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2021— Central AC and Air Source Heat Pumps | Products | ENERGY STAR 

ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2021 — Furnaces | Products | ENERGY STAR 

ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2021 — Dehumidifiers | EPA ENERGY STAR

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