Weatherization Program Updates

 

CEC Customer and Energy Services Supervisor Ryan Davies (Left) takes down window measurements from CEC Energy Specialist Jody Howe during an energy audit.

By Ryan Davies
CEC Customer and Energy Services Supervisor

The weather is warming, and that may mean it is time to start seasonal projects.  If home weatherization (windows, exterior doors, insulation or air sealing) is on your list, you will be excited to learn that you may be eligible for cash incentives through the CEC Weatherization Program.  While the program has been around for over two decades, we recently updated the participation process.

 

Insulation & Air Sealing

  • You must be a CEC member heating your home with electricity for the primary heat source.
  • You must live in a single-family home or manufactured home. If you rent your home, the homeowner must approve a heat pump water heater installation.
  • Site built homes must have been built before 1992, and all manufactured homes may be eligible.
  • Homeowner installs are eligible as long as they are installed to manufacturer’s specifications and CEC program specifications.
  • A CEC Energy Specialist must perform a free site inspection to verify eligibility and determine the financial incentive prior to any work taking place.  After eligibility is determined, the Energy Specialist will outline the process.
  • If your home meets the above criteria, and you would like to sign up for the free site inspection to verify eligibility, visit our website to sign up.

Window & Door Replacement

  • You must be a CEC member heating your home with electricity for the primary heat source.
  • You must live in a single-family home or manufactured home. If you rent your home, the homeowner must approve a heat pump water heater installation.
  • The existing window being replaced must be single pane with any frame type (wood, metal, etc.) or double pane with a metal frame.
  • Site built homes must have been built before 1992 (if the home was built in 1992 or after and contains one of the eligible windows above, please call CEC to verify eligibility).
  • The new replacement window must have a U-Value of 0.30 or lower, replacement glass doors must have a U-Value of 0.35 or lower.
  • The existing exterior door being replaced must be un-insulated.
  • The replacement door must be pre-hung and Energy Star rated.
  • The unit must be installed according to manufacturer’s specifications and CEC program specifications.
  • Homeowner installs are eligible as long as they are installed to manufacturer’s specifications and CEC program specifications.
  • There is no pre-approval or pre-inspection required.
  • The installation will be verified by CEC as meeting BPA standards, which may include a post installation site inspection.
  • Once your qualifying windows or exterior doors are installed, apply with our online application.