Richmond-based Dominion Virginia Power is offering rebates to residential customers making home improvements after participating in energy conservation programs.
The new programs include a Home Energy Check-up and others offering to test and seal duct work, to tune-up heat pumps and to upgrade heat pumps to more efficient units.
The programs were approved by the Virginia Corporation Commission.
Each program offers participants rebates. The rebate amount, however, varies.
In the Home Energy Check-Up program, a qualifying customer will receive a report with recommendations for saving energy, as well as a rebate based on improvements involving the water heater, sinks and showerheads, lighting, air conditioning filters and other items.
Dominion estimates that the average one-time incentive will be approximately $230 for customers making improvements based on check-up findings.
The average incentives are $125 for the residential duct testing and sealing program and $90 per unit for a residential heat pump tune-up program.
The average incentive is $200 for the heat pump upgrade program for installing a unit with an efficiency rating of 14.5 to 15.9 and $250 for a rating of 16 and higher.
In each program, the customer selects a contractor from an approved list.
Details on each program, including the names of approved contractors, are available on http://www.dom.com, search: Energy Conservation. Information is also available by calling toll-free at 1-866-DOM-HELP, (1-866-366-4357).
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