Energy Efficient Home Improvements Rebate Program (Kentucky)
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Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Energy Efficient Home Improvements Program|
|Incentive Type||State Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Installer/Contractor, Low-Income Residential, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Boilers, Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Central Air conditioners, Custom/Others pending approval, Duct/Air sealing, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Water Heaters, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Whole-house-test, Tankless Water Heaters, Heat Pump Water Heaters|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| Homeowner energy efficient improvements (in lieu of loans): 20% of qualifying costs up to $2,000
Whole-house evaluation: $150 for the first 1000 customers
|Equipment Requirements||All equipment must be ENERGY STAR listed|
|Installation Requirements||Whole-house test must be performed by a participating KY Home Performance BPI-certified (Building Performance Institute) Building Analyst|
|Program Administrator||AFC First|
Note: This program is currently unavailable. Check the program web site for more information regarding future funding. Kentucky offers ENERGY STAR Home Performance rebates and loans for residential energy efficiency improvements meant to meet the need for incentives and financing to middle or upper income residents not served by the Weatherization Assistance Programs. The program allows owners to decide which improvements should be made. Homeowners can receive either $2,000 in rebates or 3.99% interest financing up to $20,000. Click here for more details about the loan option. For a limited time, the interest rate for the loans is 3.99%. Visit the program website to check the status of this offer.
First, participants fill out the free online self assessment, then apply for the on site test. Minimum standards for participants' homes include air sealing, carbon monoxide detectors, and insulation (ceiling to R-38 if currently below R-19; floor to R-19 if below R-11). Other qualifying improvements like HVAC and gas heating equipment can be added to these envelope improvements, and unspecified improvements like electrical and indoor air quality improvements can be included if approved by program contractors.
For homeowners that do not have the up-front funds for improvements, below-market 6.99% loans are available for up to ten years and $20,000. 100% of the work being done can be financed as long as 85% of work is for qualifying home improvements. The unsecured loans (minimum credits score of 640) are offered in lieu of rebates to single family dwelling participating in the KY Home Performance program.
|Contact Name||KY Home Performance with ENERGY STAR|
|Contact Name||Jennifer Cohen|
|Department||AFC First Financial Corporation|
|Address||1005 Brookside Road|
|Address 2||Suite 200|
|Contact Name||Ken Yeager|
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