Energy Assessments and Scores

Ready to improve your home?

Discover your home’s hidden potential and learn how to improve comfort, lower your energy costs, and boost efficiency. To achieve the greatest benefits, it’s best to look at your home as a system with many different parts all working together. The right mix of improvements can make a huge difference in how your home performs.
 
Choose what’s right for you. Depending on what your home efficiency goals are, there are two tracks available: Home Energy Score or a complete Home Energy Assessment. 

Home Energy Score

If you’re interested in a basic understanding of your home’s energy use a Home Energy Score can be your fastest route to answers. A Home Energy Score consists of a short home inspection with NO performance testing and a simplified assessment process.
 
A Home Energy Score summary report includes your home's Score and improvements you can make to increase your Score. When selling your home, a Score can be listed on be listed on the MLS (Multiple List Service) as an added value to your property.

Home Energy Assessment

If you're looking for a more comprehensive analysis of your home, or already have an idea of specific areas in your home that you would like to address, a Home Energy Assessment is the best place to start.  A Home Energy Assessment helps address concerns such as: high energy bills, comfort concerns (like drafty rooms), or mold and moisture issues. What you can expect from a Home Energy Assessment:

  • In-depth testing, including:
    • Use of diagnostic tools and modeling software
    • Health and safety testing
    • An in-depth energy assessment
  • A comprehensive report with:
    • Recommendations for how you can address your home comfort concerns
    • Detailed information on how recommended improvements will save you energy
    • Information on how to receive incentives from Focus on Energy by making the recommended improvements
    • A Home Energy Score

This is a necessary step to receive Focus on Energy incentives on air sealing and insulation improvements

You're in Good Hands

No matter which path you choose, you’ll work with a Focus on Energy Trade Ally contractor to complete your projects. Trade Ally contractors receive specialized training and have access to program incentives and resources that set them apart from other contractors. Click here to find a Focus on Energy Trade Ally contractor near you.

Get Started

  1. There are two customer incentive tiers: Tier 1 (standard) and Tier 2 (income-qualified). See if you qualify for Tier 2 incentives by clicking Show Details below and Tier 2 Eligibility.

  2. Contact one of our Trade Ally contractors and schedule your energy assessment. 

  3. Following the assessment, you will receive a customized energy report outlining the current condition of your home, recommendations for improvements and possible incentives. You decide which improvements to make in your home.

  4. Your Trade Ally contractor will work with you to receive your eligible incentives based on your overall energy reduction.

  5. Receive a $250 bonus incentive when you complete Whole Home Improvements and Heating and Cooling Improvements together within 90 days of each other. This does not include Smart Thermostat stand-alone incentive.

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Incentives

Incentives valid January 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018

Air Sealing and Insulation

Tier 1

Tier 2

10-19% energy reduction $850 $1.000
20-29% energy reduction $1,250 $1,500
30%+ energy reduction $2,000 $2,250

Note: You must first complete an energy assessment to qualify for air sealing and insulation incentives.

Tier 2 Eligibility

You may be eligible for larger Tier 2 incentives if your household income level is at or below the limits outlined in this table.

Household Size Annual Income 80% SMI 3 Month Income 80% SMI
1 $35,467 $8,867
2 $46,381 $11,595
3 $57,294 $14,323
4 $68,207 $17,052
5 $79,120 $19,780
6 $90,033 $22,508
7 $92,079 $23,020
8 $94,125 $23,531
9 $96,171 $24,043
10 $98,218 $24,554
11 $100,264 $25,066