Extra cash back for energy-saving projects helps keep homes cozy during winter

Extra cash back for energy-saving projects helps keep homes cozy during winter

Installing insulation is one of the easiest ways to increase the comfort of a home, conserve energy and save money. This fall, Energy Trust of Oregon is helping Oregon homeowners fend off winter’s chill with extra cash back on select energy-saving projects. That’s on top of the regular cash incentives Energy Trust already offers.

Customers who install ceiling, wall or floor insulation can get $100 additional cash back on each area—$300 if they do all three. Customers can also install an energy-efficient gas fireplace and get $75 additional cash back. Eligible energy-saving projects must be installed by December 31, 2013.

“Insulation is a smart investment that offers a great return in energy savings year after year,” said Marshall Johnson, residential program manager, Energy Trust. “Homeowners can save up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs just by sealing air leaks and adding insulation to their homes.”

Oregon customers heating their homes with electricity or natural gas from Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural or Cascade Natural Gas can participate, in addition to NW Natural customers in Washington who heat their homes with natural gas.

Energy Trust offers standard cash incentives, assistance finding qualified trade ally contractors and help financing additional weatherization projects like sealing air leaks, sealing and insulating ductwork and installing energy-efficient windows. Find out how Energy Trust can help homeowners stay warm this winter, and view low-cost and no-cost tips for saving money and using less energy.