Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®

Save on improvements that will make your entire home more energy efficient and comfortable.

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A home energy assessment is often the first step in making your home more comfortable and energy‐efficient. Energy assessments are performed by Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program Trade Allies (contractors) who are Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified. 

The assessment will identify how much energy your home uses and provide recommendations to improve its energy efficiency. The cost of an energy assessment is market driven and will depend on the characteristics of your home. Assessments currently average between $200-$400. If you are income qualified you may be eligible to receive a free assessment. By making the recommended improvements identified during the assessment, you can expect to:

  • Improve your home's comfort
  • Ensure healthy indoor air quality
  • Add long-term value to your home
  • Reduce your annual energy bill by as much as 20 percent
  • Save up to $2,000 off the total cost of eligible air sealing and insulation improvements
  • Receive FREE energy-saving products and installation ($100 value)

Program Eligibility and Requirements:

  • Available to residents (homeowners or landlords) who own a residential building with three or fewer units.
  • Resident must be a customer of a participating utility company, and at least 50 percent of the home must be heated with natural gas or electricity.
  • To determine your reward level, find your household size and household income in the State Median Income (SMI) chart below. If your annual or three month household income is above 80 percent SMI, you are eligible for Reward Level 1 benefits. If your annual or three month household income is 80 percent SMI or less, you are eligible for Reward Level 2 benefits.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

  1. 1

    Check to see if your utility participates in Focus on Energy.

  2. 2

    Review these charts to see which reward level you qualify for.
    Reward Level 1: Choose a Trade Ally to perform a home energy assessment.
    Reward Level 2: Download an Income Eligibility Application. Upon approval, choose a Trade Ally to perform a home energy assessment.

  3. 3

    Find a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Trade Ally and schedule your energy assessment.

  4. 4

    The Trade Ally conducts a home energy assessment.

  5. 5

    Review your customized Home Energy Assessment Report. Discuss recommendations with your Trade Ally and decide on home improvements.

  6. 6

    Work with your Trade Ally to make one or more of the home improvements recommended in your energy assessment report.

  7. 7

    Receive an instant reward on your invoice to help cover the costs of improvement services and products.

  8. 8

    Schedule a post‐assessment with your Trade Ally to retest your home to confirm proper installation of improvements and to determine your eligibility for a potential savings bonus of up to $250. 

 

Reward Level INCOME QUALIFICATION CUSTOMER REWARD ELIGIBLE IMPROVEMENTS EXTRA BONUS
REWARD LEVEL 1 Household income of more than 80 percent of State Median Income (SMI) (see chart below) Instant discount of 33% off improvement cost, up to $1,250. Plus, potential savings bonus of up to $250* Air Sealing FREE energy‐saving products and installation ($100 value)
Attic Insulation
Exterior Wall Insulation
Sill Box Insulation
Interior Foundation Insulation
REWARD LEVEL 2 Household income 80 percent or less of State Median Income (SMI) (see chart below) Instant discount of 75% off improvement cost, up to $2,000.** Plus, FREE Energy Assessment Air Sealing FREE energy‐saving products and installation ($100 value)
Attic Insulation
Exterior Wall Insulation
Sill Box Insulation
Interior Foundation Insulation

*Energy use reduction must be 25 percent greater to receive the $250 savings bonus.  **The estimated energy use reduction must be 10 percent greater to qualify.

Reward Level: Enhanced Rewards Requirements

To determine if you qualify for Reward Level 1 or 2 benefits, find your household size and household income in the State Median Income (SMI) chart below.

If your annual or three month household income is above 80 percent SMI, you are eligible for Reward Level 1 benefits. If your annual or three month household income is 80 percent SMI or less, you are eligible for Reward Level 2 benefits. If you think you qualify, download the appropriate Income Eligibility Application/Guidelines below and mail it in along with the requested income documentation.

Homeowner or Tenant/Renter Application & Guidelines

Landlord Application & Guidelines

State Median Income (SMI) Chart
Household Size Annual Income 80% SMI 3 Month Income 80% SMI
1 $32,923 $8,231
2 $43,053 $10,763
3 $53,183 $13,296
4 $63,313 $15,828
5 $73,443 $18,361
6 $83,574 $20,894
7 $85,473 $21,368
8 $87,372 $21,843
9 $89,272 $22,318
10 $91,171 $22,793
11 $93,071 $23,268
12 $94,970 $23,743

For more information email homeperformance@focusonenergy.com or call 800.762.7077