Home Weatherization Program - Windows & Insulation
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 our Energy Experts for a free home energy review before beginning the project. During the 60-90 minute review, our Energy Experts will identify your home's biggest energy-saving opportunities. If you have specific upgrades in mind, they can help you estimate how much energy savings you might expect from those projects.
To schedule your energy review, contact our Energy Experts at (503) 366-5470 or email@example.com.
- 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
|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
|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
- The home's owner should request a free home energy review from Columbia River PUD. To qualify for a rebate, we must complete this evaluation before any measures are installed.
- The review will take 60-90 minutes to complete, and the home owner must be present.
- After the review, the home owner will receive a list of recommended efficiency improvements, and the rebates for which those improvements may qualify. Please note: If the work is completed by anyone other than a licensed contractor, the job will be considered do-it-yourself, and PUD rebates will apply to cost of materials only.
- Complete your weatherization project.
- Notify us when your project is complete. We will perform a quality assurance inspection, and ask you for a copy of the invoice from your contractor, or, for DIY projects, receipts for the materials you used.
- Once the project passes inspection, we will process your rebate.
Area Weatherization Installers
This list of local weatherization installers is provided as a courtesy and is not an endorsement of these companies. You are not required to use one of these companies in order to qualify for rebates through our weatherization program.
Columbia City, OR
American Window Co.
Deer Island, OR
Eco Sustainable Retrofits
Green Horizon Weatherization, LLC*
Mark's Custom Exteriors*
St. Helens, OR
* Indicates contractors with lead paint certification
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:
- The Home Energy Saver
- The Oregon Department of Energy
- EREN Consumer Energy Information
- Simply Insulate
For more information about the PUD's weatherization program, contact our Energy Experts at (503) 366-5470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contractor Forms & Information
- Weatherization Specifications (PDF File, 253kb)
- New Weatherization Specifications - effective Oct. 1, 2014
- Best Practices Field Guide
- Rebate Designation Form (PDF File, 191kb)