Weatherization Rebates

Weatherization Rebate: 

50% of cost up to $2,000 for qualifying insulation, air sealing, and duct sealing projects

 

Blower Door Test Rebate: 

50% of cost up to $500

Insulation Requirements: 

  • Customer must have received home energy audit within past 3 years and before new insulation is installed.
  • Post-Installation form required to be completed by installer and submitted with application. (Click here for the post-installation form)
  • If a gas meter is located inside at the address where the work is being performed, customer must complete any required upgrades to gas service as determined by HG&E before insulation is installed.
  • Note: If customer is self-installing insulation, only the cost of the material will be covered (at 50% up to $2,000). If the insulation is installed by a licensed contractor, HG&E will provide 50% of the cost of installation and materials up to $2,000).
  • If customer is self-installing insulation, before and after pictures must be submitted with the post-installation form that clearly show the work that was performed (ex. where the new insulation was added). 
  • Recommended Final R-Values:
    • Attic Insulation: R49 (Should be between R49-R60)
    • Wall Insulation: R18-R20
    • Floor Insulation: R30
    • Basement Insulation: R15-R19
    • Heating and Hot Water Pipe Insulation: R3

Air Sealing, Duct Sealing, and Blower Door Test Requirements:

  • Work must be performed by licensed contractor. 
  • Home energy audit recommended. 
  • Post-Installation form required to be completed by installer and submitted with application. (Click here for the post-installation form)

  • Customer must have active gas or electric account with HG&E on the residential service rate. The address where the work has been performed must be a residential building and must have an active electric account or use natural gas supplied by HG&E for space heating. (Landlords are eligible as long as work is performed within a residential building that has 4 units or less).
  • Maximum weatherization rebate available for any home is $2,000 (including multifamily home with a single owner) per year (i.e. per each 12-month period). 
  • An itemized copy of the invoice must be submitted. (This can be submitted via the installer post-installation form). Address and name listed on invoice must match HG&E customer account, if applicable. Invoice must be billed to the HG&E customer who is applying for the rebate. 
  • Please note: New construction and gut-rehabs are not eligible for weatherization rebates.
  • Qualified services must be completed within the given program year and applications must be submitted by March 31st of the following year. 
  • Payment will only be issued to the primary account holder/holders listed on the HG&E account for the application being submitted. If customer has outstanding balance on HG&E account, any rebate over $100 will be applied to outstanding balance, and any remaining amount will be applied as an on-bill credit.
  • HG&E reserves the right to modify or end these rebates at any time.

additional incentives available:

Residential Energy Conservation Program

Financial assistance at 0% interest for qualifying projects. Apply before you begin your project to secure the funds!

Questions?

Contact Sophie Theroux
Energy Efficiency Coordinator

Tel: (413) 536-9382
Email: stheroux@hged.com