Last DSIRE Review: 04/17/2012
||Utility Rebate Program
|Eligible Efficiency Technologies:
||Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Appliance Recycling
|Amount:||Washing Machines: $35 - $100|
Dishwashers: $25 - $60
Refrigerators: $25 - $35
Refrigerator Recycling: $30
Water Heaters: $65
Ductwork: 80% of the cost up to $300
Insulation: Up to 70% of the cost
Windows: $6.00 per square foot
High-Efficiency Heat Pumps: $600
Ductless Heat Pumps: Up to $1,500
|Equipment Requirements:||Heat Pump: Minimum 9.0 HSPF and 14.0 SEER|
Ductless Heat Pump: Must employ inverter driven outdoor compressor unit
Windows (.30 U-value minimum), Washing Machines, Dishwashers, Refrigerators: must be Energy Star; although other energy efficient models may qualify for slightly different rebates
|Installation Requirements:||Window Replacements and Insulation: requires energy audit performed by the City before installation|
Heat Pump: must be installed and commissioned by a heating contractor on the City's approved list
The City of Ashland Conservation District offers a wide variety of incentives for residential customers to increase the energy efficiency of eligible homes, or build new homes that meet efficient design standards. Rebates ranging from $25 to $100 are available for energy efficient dishwashers, washing machines, refrigerators, and electric water heaters. The standard rebates for dishwashers and washing machines are increased if the house they are installed in has an electric water heater. State tax credits are also available. Interested customers should see the specific application forms, for more information about these appliance rebates.
Ashland Conservation District also encourages energy efficiency within the residential sector through the Energy Conservation Programs. Among the services offered through these programs, residents with electric heat can have a Home Energy Analysis, an Air Leakage Test and a Duct System Analysis all performed for free. Customers with gas heat can have these tests conducted, but have to pay $50 to $100 for each one. Rebates are also offered on ductwork, weatherization measures, qualifying heat pumps. Heat pumps must be installed and commissioned by a heating contractor on the City's approved list, and the ducts must be tested and tight. For more information on these residential energy conservation programs, visit the program web site.
Ashland Electric Utility also offers an Indoor Water Analysis and rebates for water efficient toilets and removing wood stoves. Customers should consult the program web site for details.