Residential Energy Audit Program

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Residential Energy Audit Program

Save Now and for Years to Come!

Discover how to reduce your energy bills and qualify for up to $250 in rebates toward the cost of a comprehensive residential energy audit designed to increase your home’s comfort and energy efficiency. Investing in energy-efficient improvements can help save you energy and money throughout the year. FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania utilities (Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power and West Penn Power) are also offering rebates that can provide additional savings when you make home improvement upgrades.

Step 1: Get a Residential Energy Audit

Start by searching for a BPI-certified auditor in your area and schedule an appointment for an audit. An energy auditor will work with you one-on-one to identify energy-saving upgrades. For a fee of up to $350,* the auditor will:

  • Evaluate your home’s heating and cooling system, insulation, windows, appliances and lighting
  • Conduct a blower door test to detect air leaks that could be costing you money
  • Conduct a combustion appliance test on homes that require combustion testing to meet health and safety standards
  • Install up to $200 worth of energy-saving products, such as:
    • LED bulb
    • LED nightlights
    • Smart power strip
    • Furnace whistle
    • Kitchen and bathroom faucet aerators**
    • Energy-efficient shower head**
    • Pipe insulation**

Upon completion of the audit, you may be eligible to receive a rebate up to $250. To qualify, you must achieve at least 350 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy savings through direct install products and/or audit-recommended improvements.*

* The maximum amount that a participating auditor can charge a customer for this audit is $350. Applicants who pay less than the $250 rebate amount for the Residential Energy Audit will receive the amount they paid for the audit if the minimum kWh savings is achieved through direct install products and audit-recommended improvements. To qualify for the up to $250 rebate, the customer must achieve at least 350 kWh of energy savings through direct install products and/or audit-recommended improvements. Major measure home improvement rebates are based on 10¢ per kWh savings achieved from installed improvements with no cap on rebate awards. The contractor is permitted to offer and charge for additional services not covered by this program at the time of the audit.

** Must have an electric water heater to receive these energy-saving products

Step 2: Make the Recommended Energy-Saving Upgrades

After the audit, the auditor will provide you with a comprehensive report, review the findings and provide a list of recommended upgrades you can make to increase your home’s energy efficiency. You decide which upgrades to implement. The more kWh savings you achieve by making these upgrades, the more rebates you may earn.

Home improvement upgrades that qualify for a rebate include:
  • Wall insulation
  • Attic insulation
  • ENERGY STAR® qualified window replacements
  • Air sealing
  • Duct sealing

Step 3: Achieve Energy Savings and Enjoy Even More Savings

The final step of the Residential Energy Audit Program takes place once the upgrades have been installed. Other than air sealing upgrades, kWh savings for audit-recommended upgrades are determined and recorded on the rebate application form by the contractor at the time of installation. For audit-recommended air sealing upgrades, a follow-up blower door test is required for infiltration safety requirements and to determine kWh energy savings. The kWh energy savings are recorded on the rebate application form by the auditor at the time of the blower door test.

You may also be eligible for bonus rebates if you achieve the following kWh energy savings:

  • Reach over 2,000 kWh energy savings and receive an additional $100 in bonus rebates
  • Reach over 3,000 kWh energy savings and receive an additional $150 in bonus rebates

To take the first step – search for BPI-certified auditor and schedule an appointment for an audit or call 1-888-981-9157 .

Contractors who perform work under this program are not affiliated with FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania utilities or Honeywell International Inc., and neither FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania utilities nor GoodCents Solutions. make any promise, warranty or representation regarding work performed by such contractors.