Energy Audit Incentives
Riverland Energy offers a $150 credit toward the cost of a home energy audit. The audit must be arranged through Riverland Energy Cooperative and done by a state certified energy audit specialist. The typical cost is $350. The bill for the audit will be sent to Riverland Energy Cooperative and you will see the charge on your energy bill less the $150 credit. Member is only eligible for one audit in the 12-month period and rebates are only available until December 31, 2013, or until all funds have been depleted, whichever comes first.
An energy audit takes approximately 2-3 hours and includes:
• Blower door test (check air sealing, air exchanges/hour)
• Measuring attic insulation
• Using an infrared camera to check insulation/cold spots on floors and walls
• A detailed list of energy savings measures
• One follow-up visit for retesting after recommended correction measures have been made
Home Energy Audit Follow-up Incentive
After the home energy audit is complete, a list of energy saving measures will be generated. If the suggested improvements are made the member will get a credit of up to $250, based on approved invoices. If the actual audit was less than the $250, the incentive will only be as much as you paid for the audit.
For more information or to set up an energy audit, contact Beth at 608-323-3381 or 800-411-9115.
You can easily conduct a basic home energy audit with a simple but diligent walk-through. When auditing your home, keep a checklist of areas you have inspected and problems you find. Full lists are available online—Touchstone Energy Cooperatives® Home Energy Saver (at www.touchstoneenergysavers.com) and the Alliance to Save Energy Home Energy Checkup (search for it at www.ase.org) are both useful— and most trouble spots can be found in a few key areas. More information on both do-it-yourself and professional energy audits can be found at www.energysavers.gov.