The Virginia Department of Mines and Minerals (DMME) is at it again. Twice before they have opened up registration on their website for homeowners to receive rebates for making energy smart changes to their homes. Starting this past week, the website is accepting applications once again.
The state website can be found at https://www.dmme.virginia.gov/DE/ARRA-Public/HomeEfficiency.shtml. The state is offering rebates of up to 20% on energy efficiency upgrades for things like furnaces, boilers, storm doors, insulation and air sealing. In fact, the DMME will even pay $250 towards the cost of having and Energy Audit done on your house so you will know where to start to save yourself the most money.
On previous occasions, the DMME had larger amounts of money allocated for homeowners to apply for. Each time they accept reservations by homeowners for the cash, a portion would be earmarked for work that the homeowners end up not turning in receipts for within the given time period. Because of this, they have opened up the site again with the final 5 million dollars.
The funds for the work have to be reserved in advance and the application process is simple. Go to the link above and follow the easy instructions or view the application tutorial. You have the work completed within 60 days. You pay for the work up front and turn in the receipts. The DMME then cuts you a check for the refund up to $595.
The work just has to be installed after March 26, 2010 in order to be considered for a rebate, which is great news. That means if you had an audit or did any energy upgrades since March, they may qualify you for a rebate.
Every little bit of incentive to help us be more energy efficient is what I call a smart move! Go online today to register and contact your local HERS Energy Rater to get the ball rolling. That would be me! Looking forward to helping you save money! E.guinn@DanGuinnHomes.com