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Home Weatherization Program - Windows & Insulation

Home weatherization program for Columbia River PUD customers - rebates, qualifying measures, step-by-step process.

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Your home may be wasting energy in ways you haven't noticed. Our Weatherization Program for electrically heated homes can help you cut energy waste and show you ways to make your home more efficient, lower your bill, and improve your comfort.

Free Home Energy Evaluation

In order to qualify for rebates through our program, the home's owner should contact us for a free home energy review before beginning the project. During the 60 minute review, we will identify your home's biggest energy-saving opportunities. If you have specific upgrades in mind, we can help you estimate how much energy savings you might expect from those projects.

To schedule your energy review, call (503) 366-5470 or email experts@crpud.org.

Eligibility Requirements

  • All PUD residential customers with permanently installed electric heat qualify for this program.
  • If you are a renter and wish to have a home energy review, please have the home's owner contact our office. The home owner must be present at the time of the review.
  • The structure may be an existing site-build dwelling, manufactured home or floating home. It may be owner-occupied or used as a rental.
  • Our Energy Experts will conduct a home energy review before you begin your project, and conduct a quality assurance inspection after it is complete. Both of these sit visits are necessary in order for your project to qualify for this rebate program. 

Eligible Measures, Requirements & Rebate Amounts

MeasuresRequirementsRebate Amounts
Attic/Ceiling Insulation R-38 2¢ per square foot per R-value increase
Floor Insulation Fill the joist space 65¢ per square foot
Exterior Wall Cavity
Insulation
R-11 or the highest practical R-value

65¢ per square foot

Insulate Unfinished Walls 4" Framing R-15

65¢ per square foot

Insulate Unfinished Walls 6" Framing R-21

65¢ per square foot

Replacement Windows U Value of 0.30 or less; attic insulation of at least R-19 required $6.00 per square foot of window area replaced
Replacement Door Door must be a pre-hung ENERGY STAR qualified door and include replacement of the threshold $40.00 per door

How Insulation Rebates are Calculated

Wall and Floor Insulation rebates are calculated using the square footage of the area to be insulated and the rebate per square foot. Only uninsulated areas are eligible for the rebate.

Attic Insulation rebates are calculated using the increase in R-value and the square footage of the area to be insulated.

Window rebates are calculated using the square footage of the window area being replaced. Attic insulation of at least R-19 is required.

Step by Step Procedure

  1. Complete a Home Energy Review - Contact us to request a home energy review, which takes about an hour complete. The homeowner must be present. This step is required for our rebate program. We will give you a list of recommended energy improvements and their rebate amounts.
  2. Request Quotes - If you plan to have a contractor do the work, provide them with the list of recommended improvements and request a quote. For a list of participating local contractors, visit www.crpud.net/contractors. Please note: If the work is completed by anyone other than a licensed contractor, the job will be considered do-it-yourself, and rebates will apply to cost of materials only.
  3. Do the Work - Complete your weatherization project.
  4. Pass Inspection & Provide Paperwork - Notify us when your project is complete. We will complete a quality assurance inspection, and ask you for a copy of the invoice from your contractor, or, for do-it-yourself projects, receipts for the materials.
  5. Receive Your Rebate - We will process your rebate within three weeks of completing the inspection and receiving all the required paperwork.

Area Weatherization Installers

For a list of area weatherization installers, visit www.crpud.net/contractors

A Note About Lead Paint

If your home was built prior to 1978, installing windows, scraping paint or disturbing walls can stir up fine particles of lead from paint applied decades ago. That dust can settle onto carpets and furniture where it may cause health problems. Federal law requires contractors to contain and clean lead dust more carefully. A complete list of contractors that are lead paint certified can be found at www.oregon.gov/CCB. Read more information on lead paint safety.

For More Information on Weatherizing Your Home, Visit These Sites:

For more information about the PUD's weatherization program, contact our Energy Experts at (503) 366-5470 or experts@crpud.org.

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