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Air sealing and insulation Rebate

Air Sealing and Insulation Rebate Program – Started October 28th, 2014

Beginning Tuesday, October 28th, 2014, CenterPoint Energy will offer a rebate for residential air sealing and insulation upgrades. Qualifying upgrades to the attic or the exterior walls of your home can improve comfort, lower your utility bills, and earn you a rebate check from CenterPoint Energy.

Rebate Amounts

Measure

Rebate

Attic Air Sealing Only

30% of costs, $300 maximum

Attic Air Sealing + Qualifying Attic Insulation

30% of costs, $500 maximum

Attic Insulation Only

No Rebate Available

Qualifying Wall Insulation

30% of costs, $300 maximum

Before you get started

To learn more about how to make your home more energy efficient, including how to prevent the heat leakage that contributes to ice dams, get a Standard Energy Audit from CenterPoint Energy. Our energy experts can help you:

  • Pinpoint air leaks with an infrared inspection and a blower door test
  • Determine whether your home needs additional insulation or air sealing
  • Check your heating and cooling equipment
  • Provide a detailed report with recommendations for your home

Learn more or schedule an audit by calling 888-240-4123

Note: CenterPoint Energy highly recommends getting an energy audit before you move forward with a major improvement project, however, an audit is not required in order to participate in the Air Sealing and Insulation rebate program.

Step 1: Contact a Rebate Eligible Installer

To qualify for a CenterPoint Energy rebate, your upgrade project must be completed by a Rebate Eligible Installer. We recommend you get multiple bids before deciding which Rebate Eligible Installer you will work with.

List of Rebate Eligible Installers.

Step 2: Complete a Qualifying Upgrade Project

To qualify for a CenterPoint Energy rebate, your upgrade project must be completed by a Rebate Eligible Installer. The rebate program begins October 28, 2014 – projects completed before that date will not qualify for a CenterPoint Energy rebate.

Qualifying Attic Weatherization Projects:

  • Must include air sealing of all accessible attic air leaks. No rebate will be issued for attic upgrade projects that do not include sealing of all accessible attic air leaks.
  • May also include attic insulation improved from a pre-existing R-value of R-30 or lower to a post R-value of R-50 or higher. No rebate will be issued for attic-insulation-only upgrade projects.

Qualifying Wall Insulation Projects:

  • Are available only for homes with R-0 existing wall insulation around all sides.
  • Must include wall insulation improved from a pre-existing R-value of R-0 around all sides of the home, to a post R-value of R-11 or higher around all sides of the home.
  • Attic knee walls are excluded from this portion of the rebate program. 

Rebate application forms are available from your Rebate Eligible Installer.

Step 3: Submit Application Documents

Your Rebate Eligible Installer will have the rebate application and will submit to CenterPoint Energy.  Required documents must be submitted and postmarked by December 31, 2014. 

Rebate Program Terms and Conditions

Contractors interested in becoming Rebate Eligible Installers

  • Contact Residential Science Resources at 651-200-3435 to get started
  • Installer crew leaders must have active RBE-WHALCI (Residential Building Envelope Whole House Air Leakage Control Installer) certification from the Building Performance Institute - this is a rebate program pre-requisite.
Video of Energy Audit