Energy efficiency rebates are available for Arlington residents through Spring 2018 at a minimum! Over 500 Arlingtonians have used these rebates to cut their energy bills. You can receive up to $575 to replace your water heater, heating or cooling system, seal air leaks, or add insulation. Duct sealing projects are now eligible too. Follow these simple instructions to get paid:
Step 1: Make energy upgrades to your home
Save your receipt(s) or another proof of payment since you’ll need them when filling out your application. The following items are eligible for a rebate:
- $575 rebate for central air conditioners, minimum 16 SEER.
- $575 for central furnaces and boilers, minimum 95 AFUE.
- $575 for central heat pumps including geothermal heat pumps, minimum 15 SEER.
- $250 for electric water heaters, energy factor of at least 2.0, and gas/oil/propane water heaters, energy factor of at least 0.82.
- 30% of your costs for duct sealing, air sealing, and insulation projects. You must spend at least $330, and you can receive up to $575. Typical bulk insulation products qualify, such as batts, rolls, blow-in fibers, rigid boards, expanding spray, and pour-in-place. Projects that air seal (reduce air leaks) or duct seal also qualify, including weather stripping, spray foam, caulk, house wrap, etc.
Step 2: Download, complete, and submit the application
Once your project is completed you have three months to submit your application by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailing it to Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington, VA 22206. Make sure you attach dated, itemized proof of payment, and you’ll also need to include “before and after” photos for air sealing or insulation projects.
Step 3: Cash your rebate check and enjoy your lower energy bills!
It’s that easy.
Tips for getting the most out of your rebate:
- In most cases, attic air sealing, insulation, and duct sealing projects offer the best bang-for-buck energy savings. Visit ENERGY STAR’s Rule Your Attic site to learn more about air sealing and/or insulation.
- Check out this video to see how duct sealing can get more out of your home’s heating/cooling systems.
- For heating and cooling system replacements, we recommend you ask your contractor to perform a “Manual J” calculation to ensure the system is sized properly. Many new systems are oversized, which means they cost more and operate less efficiently.
- As of June 2017, Washington Gas offers a $300 gas furnace rebate. You can combine the two rebates for even greater savings. Follow the link and select “Virginia” and “Home Heating” from the dropdown menus.
- If you’re searching for a professional to perform your energy upgrades, here is a directory of contractors who have participated in the program.
- We’re here to guide you through the process. Send your questions to email@example.com