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Big, hairy savings with energy efficiency rebates

by Susan Gillin | May 05, 2020

If Bigfoot can get money back on new windows and insulation, so can you

Bigfoot – the ultimate social distancer – is the (hairy) face of Chelan PUD’s campaign to offer bigger, better rebates to customers.

Bigfoot staples insulation up2Although new rebates were planned before the coronavirus crisis, “we want to make it more affordable to replace inefficient single-pane windows, especially where the heat source is not a heat pump,” said Josh Mitchell, residential energy adviser.  “We also want to make it more affordable for homeowners who don’t have any insulation in their attics, walls and floors to put some in these places so they can save energy for the next 40 years.”

Some spring remodeling plans have been delayed by the coronavirus, but customers can prepare now for projects in the future, Mitchell said.

The new rebate is $12 per square foot for upgrading single-pane windows in homes with furnace, baseboard, wall or radiant heat. That’s double what was previously offered. At that level, the rebate could be expected to cover about 40% of the project cost, Mitchell said.

Here’s a chart listing the new options, retroactive to January 1 and running at least through December, 2020.
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Do a little prep work now using this guide and you'll be ready to roll when the coronavirus crisis has passed.

Find details on all rebates at chelanpud.org/rebates, email conservation@chelanpud.org, or call (509) 661-4382. 

Watch Bigfoot in action on YouTube.

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