The City of Seattle offers a number of rebate programs designed to encourage homeowners to make improvements that will increase their homes’ energy efficiency.
Here are a few:
•laundry appliances – $50-$250
•water heaters – $500
•heating/cooling systems – $100-$1200
•windows – $50/window
•insulation – up to 50% of project cost
•showerheads – in-store discounts
•LED lighting – in-store discounts
Get details and rebate forms online at:
Professional home energy audits are often available for free or at reduced prices through the City of Seattle and from Puget Sound Energy. Energy Star is another source of helpful information and resources.
If you’d rather conduct your own, here’s where to download a PDF with instructions for doing just that.
You can also contact a Home Energy Advisor by phone 206-684-3800, or e-mail: SCLEnergyAdvisor@seattle.gov
Find even more rebates at www.dsireusa.org.
Did you know that Seattle City Light offers home energy audits for $95 to City Light customers living in single family homes? The City contracts with certified independent auditors who will visit your home and conduct a thorough assessment of its insulation level, leakiness and heating system efficiency. The auditor will leave you a report, specific to your home, with suggestions for energy-efficient upgrades, their estimated costs and the potential benefits to you and the environment.
Appliances make up about 20 percent of your home’s electricity use. Seattle City Light’s appliance rebates can help you upgrade to more efficient models – saving you money and electricity for years to come.
If you plan on buying new appliances (e.g. refrigerator, clothes dryer, water heater) any time soon, be sure to check the City of Seattle’s rebate program. You may qualify to get money back on selected models and even free pick-up and removal of your old appliances.
Rebate amounts vary, but here are the maximums:
Clothes Washers: $100
Heat Pump Water Heater: $500
Ductless Heat Pump: $1500
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $30 plus free pick-up and removal of your old unit
You can download rebate forms and instructions from the Seattle City Light website.