One of the best ways to improve comfort, lower your energy costs, and boost efficiency in your home is through insulation and air sealing. These home improvement projects can also help remedy and protect against ice dam issues in the winter and air quality issues year-round. Focus on Energy offers rebates to bring down the cost of insulation and air sealing, and a list of Trade Ally contractors to help you complete the project with ease. Or, if you prefer a hands-on approach to home improvement, check out our available DIY Rebates.
Note: Insulation must be installed by a participating insulation Trade Ally contractor to be eligible for standard rebates.
You may be eligible for the income-qualified rebates for your energy efficiency home improvements, such as heating and cooling equipment or insulation and air sealing.
To achieve the greatest benefits, it’s best to look at your home as a system with many different parts working together. A home energy assessment will identify areas in your home that cause drafts, discomfort, high energy bills, and will also look at health and safety issues. Trained and certified Trade Ally contractors perform the energy assessments, which typically range between $500-$700 dollars—in return you’ll gain access to higher rebates for improvements you chose to make.
Trade Ally contractors that perform energy assessments are listed under "Home Energy Assessments" in the Find a Trade Ally tool. Often, they partner with, or perform insulation services themselves.
Using special diagnostic tools, such as a blower door test, our Trade Ally contractors can locate any air leakage sites and other trouble areas. You’ll walk away with a clear road map of:
From there, you can determine which improvements to make, like adding insulation to your attic or walls.
Confirm that your utility service company participates in Focus on Energy.
There are two rebate levels: standard rebates and higher income-qualified rebates. See if you are eligible for income-qualified rebates.
If you choose to complete an energy assessment, be sure to schedule your appointment with your Trade Ally contractor.
Choose which home improvements you want to pursue and schedule the work with a Trade Ally contractor. Be sure to review the program terms section below.
ENERGY STAR Qualified Air Sealing
Energy assessment required*
Rebates effective for improvements made on or after January 1, 2023.
|Insulation and Air Sealing Single-Family Home (1-3 units)||Standard||Income-Qualified|
|ENERGY STAR Qualified Air Sealing|
Energy assessment required*
|Duct Sealing & Insulation*||$75||$75|
|DIY Attic Insulation & Air Sealing||$200||$200|
*Must be completed along with Trade Ally contractor installed attic insulation improvements. Please review the Terms & Conditions tab for full participation requirements.
|Insulation & Air Sealing Multifamily Home (4+units)||Rebate|
|Air Sealing & Attic Insulation, Existing < R-11||$1.00 per sq. ft. of attic space|
|Air Sealing & Attic Insulation, Existing R-12 to R-19||$0.70 per sq. ft of attic space|
|Air Sealing & Attic Insulation, Existing R-20 to R-38||$0.55 per sq. ft of attic space|
|Exterior Wall Insulation, Existing <R5||$0.80 per sq. ft of wall area improved|
Air Sealing Explained [Video]