Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® (HPwES) Program can help you save money and contribute to your family's health and safety—all while increasing the durability of your home, maximizing your energy efficiency, and improving your comfort. 

Energize Delaware’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program takes a whole-house approach to improving your home’s comfort, energy efficiency, durability and safety. Rather than focusing on a single problem, such as an inefficient heating and cooling system or drafty windows, the program looks at how improvements throughout your home can work together to make your entire space more comfortable and energy efficient, and save you money. 

Please note, your house may have existing health and safety issues or lack of insulation quantity or quality.  If identified, your participating contractor will review these issues with you.  These issues need to be addressed before you're eligible for program incentives.

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If you have already completed an audit and are looking to inquire about additional rebates please visit our page for returning customers

Benefits of Participating:

  • Delaware homeowners can recieve an instant rebate for 75% of the cost, up to $300, for a Home Performance Energy Assessment. 
  • Significant rebates to offset upgrade costs.
  • Typical utility cost savings of 20% or more. 
  • Fewer drafts and more comfortable rooms.
  • Comprehensive work performed by specially trained contractors. 
  • A healthier, safer, high quality home.
  • Decreased greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Delaware homeowners pay only 25% of the cost, a savings of up to $300, on the assessment. *Maximum $300 immediate assessment discount valid for homes up to 3,000 square feet with a single combustion appliance zone. Assessments on larger homes or homes with multiple combustion appliance zones may cost more than $300. You should discuss the assessment's cost with your selected participating contractor. 
  • Enjoy improved comfort, increased energy efficiency and lower monthly energy costs after your home energy assessment and completion of the recommended home upgrades.
  • The Home Energy Efficiency Loan Program may be able to minimize your out-of-pocket costs for energy efficiency improvements. Go to the Loan Calculator to see if you might qualify. To get started, apply online today! 

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Step 1

Your participating contractor will use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and may conduct special tests to identify the energy-saving improvements that best fit your unique home and budget:

  • A blower door test uses the combination of pressure and airflow measurements to calculate your home’s air leakage.
  • A thermal imaging camera uses infrared sensors to assess the effectiveness of your home’s insulation. This evaluation also helps identify air leakages throughout your home during the blower door test
  • Combustion analysis detects inefficient equipment that may need service or replacement.  Various safety tests detect carbon monoxide and/or gas leaks in your home.

During the assessment your contractor or Energy Advisor will provide and install the up to $200 worth of energy-saving measures in your home at no additional cost (with your permission). These measures include the following:

  • Energy-efficient light bulbs, with options for dimmable, candelabra, and globe 
  • Faucet aerators
  • Efficient-flow fixed showerheads
  • Water heater pipe insulation (installed on hot and cold pipes for four feet from water heater, as accessible
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Step 2

Review the Home Energy Assessment Summary Report with your contractor or Energy Advisor. Determine which improvements you would like to make and ask your contractor or Energy Advisor about available rebates. 

Please note, your house may have existing health and safety issues or lack of insulation quantity or quality.  If identified, your participating contractor will review these issues with you.  These issues need to be addressed before you're eligible for program incentives.

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Step 3

Sign an agreement with the contractor you have selected. If needed, an Energize Delaware Energy Advisor can help you review the agreement before signing. Your contractor will then submit your rebate application with a copy of your signed agreement to begin the rebate incentive application process with Energize Delaware. 

Note: Your contractor will ask for your electric account number to facilitate any applicable rebate reservations. Click here for help finding your account number. 

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Step 4

The contractor will install the contracted energy efficiency improvements then perform final safety and health tests. You and the contractor are required to sign a Certificate of Completion. At this time, payment for services is due to your contractor.

The Home Energy Efficiency Loan Program may be able to minimize your out-of-pocket costs for energy efficiency improvements. Go to the Loan Calculator to see if you might qualify. To get started, apply online today! Apply online or call (877) 453-2327. For more information, download our Home Energy Efficiency Loan Program Brochure

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Step 5

Once the final completed application is submitted by your contractor and approved, you will receive your rebate check within 4 to 6 weeks.

Please note: Before your application is submitted, we may want to schedule an appointment for a quality assurance technician to confirm your energy efficient improvements. Once the final completed application is submitted by your contractor and approved, you will receive your rebate check within 4 to 6 weeks.

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