Consumers can find financial incentives and assistance for energy efficient and renewable energy products and improvements in the form of rebates, tax credits, or financing programs. Visit the following sections to search for incentives in your area and to learn more about financing options.
There are a variety of incentives to offset the cost of energy efficient improvements and renewable energy technologies for your home. Visit ENERGY STAR for information on federal residential tax credits for renewables and efficiency. Search for state incentives through the DSIRE database.
You can benefit from energy efficient financing whether you're buying, selling, refinancing, or remodeling a home. If you're shopping for an energy efficient home, an energy efficient mortgage (EEM) can help you qualify for a more expensive home.
Assistance with Weatherization and Energy Costs
The U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program, or WAP, reduces energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes. WAP is administered at the state and local level. To determine eligibility and how to apply for the program, look at WAP's eligibility web page. To apply directly for weatherization assistance, contact your state weatherization agency.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, assists eligible low-income households with financial assistance with home heating and cooling energy costs, bill payment assistance, and energy crisis assistance. For help with home energy bills contact your state or tribe. You can also call the National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) hotline at 1-866-674-6327.