There are numerous ways to save money on appliances and home improvements that save energy. Specific programs change frequently, so be sure to check with your utility providers and the link below before making an appliance purchase or initiating a home improvement.
Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
Federal Tax Credits
The Federal Recovery Act offers tax breaks for home improvements and automobiles www.energy.gov/taxbreaks.htm
Purchase an eligible ENERGY STAR appliance, such as a refrigerator, dishwasher or washing machine and earn a cash rebate. Washington state residential consumers are eligible. Check DSIRE™, the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
Utility Programs & Rebates
Puget Sound Energy customers can receive rebates & incentives.
Seattle City Light will help replace your electric resistance heat with a ductless heat pump. www.seattle.gov/light/Conserve/dhp/default.asp
WashWise Clothes Washer Rebate program www.washwiserebate.com/
Rebates and discounts on washers, toilets, and sprinkler systems for residents of Seattle and several King County cities www.savingwater.org
Seattle City Light Home Energy Audit www.seattle.gov/light/conserve/hea
Puget Sound Energy customers can get information on energy efficiency programs and promotions from PSE Energy Advisors.
Puget Sound Energy’s HomePrint is a comprehensive, in-home, evaluation of your everyday energy use. www.pse.com/solutions/foryourhome/Pages/HomePrint.aspx
Seattle homeowners and rental property owners can get free weatherization services if they meet income qualifications www.seattle.gov/housing/HomeWise/default.htm
Energy Production Incentive
If you generate electricity from solar power, wind power or anaerobic digesters, you may qualify for production incentives of $0.12 to $0.54 per kilowatt-hour (kWh), capped at $5,000 per year for individuals, businesses, and local governments. http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=WA27F
Resources for more information
Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency www.dsireusa.org/incentives/index.cfm?re=1&ee=1&spv=0&st=0&srp=1&state=WA
Washington State University Energy Extension Program www.energy.wsu.edu/
King County Eco-Cool Remodel Tool http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/ecoconsumer/eco-remodel.asp
Compare Heating Fuel Costs www.seattle.gov/light/conserve/resident/homeheating/cv5_fcc.asp
City of Seattle Green Home Remodel Guide series www.seattle.gov/dpd/GreenBuilding/SingleFamilyResidential/Resources/RemodelingGuides/default.asp
City of Seattle Do It Yourself Energy Audit Guide www.seattle.gov/dpd/static/DIYweb_LatestReleased_DPDP016083.pdf