Home Performance with ENERGY STAR - Xcel Energy Customers

Program Home Performance with ENERGY STAR - Xcel Energy Customers
Category Financial Incentive
Implementing sector Utility
Last Update
State Wisconsin
Website http://www.xcelenergy.com/Energy_Solutions/Residential_Solutions/Rebates_&_Ener…
Sectors Residential

Note: Xcel Energy will double Focus on Energy incentives.

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® offers homeowners instant discounts for making recommended air sealing and insulation improvements. A home energy assessment is the
first step. Energy assessments are performed by certified Home Performance Trade Allies.
These contractors are trained to identify comfort and health issues and will
provide  personalized recommendations and access to the rewards.

Energy Assessments vary in scope, length and cost depending the age, size and condition of your home. A typical assessment includes an inspection of your home's interior, exterior, attic, crawl space and basement. Your Trade Ally may perform technology-based diagnostic tests including: a blower door
test to identify air and duct leaks; a combustion safety test to ensure appliance efficiency, measure carbon monoxide levels and check for gas leaks; and infrared camera testing to detect voids
around windows and doors or missing and damaged insulation. 

Rewards are based on two levels:

Reward Level 1: 

Income Qualification: Household income is greater than 80% of the State Median Income (SMI)

Customer Reward: Focus On Energy Instant discount of 33% off improvement cost, up to $1,250Plus, $250 potential savings bonus*. Xcel Energy Additional reward of 33%, up to $1,250. Combined Reward 66% of improvement cost, up to $2,500** Plus, $250 potential savings bonus.

Eligible Improvements:

• Air Sealing
• Attic Insulation
• Exterior Wall Insulation
• Sill Box Insulation
• Interior Foundation Insulation

Extra Bonuses: Free energy-savings products and installation (a $100 value).

Reward Level 2:

Income Qualification: Household income is 80% or less of the State Median Income (SMI)

Customer Reward: FOCUS ON ENERGY Instant discount of 75% off improvement cost, up to $2,000
Plus, FREE Energy Assessment. Xcel Energy reward of up to $2,000. Combined Reward up to $4,000, not to exceed 90% of improvement cost. Plus, free energy assessment.

Eligible Improvements:
• Air Sealing
• Attic Insulation
• Exterior Wall Insulation
• Sill Box Insulation
• Interior Foundation Insulation

Extra Bonuses: Free energy-savings products and installation (a $100 value).


*Energy use reduction must be 25 percent or greater to receive the $250 savings bonus.

** Homeowner must be a Xcel Energy natural gas or electric heat customer to
qualify. Combined rewards may not exceed the cost of the project. If rewards exceed the project cost, the Xcel Energy reward will be reduced first.

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