Progressive Insulation & Windows Helps Homeowners Obtain Double Rebates

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Energy Upgrade California in Los Angeles County has a new incentive rebate schedule for utility home performance projects to existing homes. In addition to the tiered utility amount of up to $4000, there is a corresponding maximum bonus amount of up to $4000 from Los Angeles County.

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Each home is unique in the application of building science techniques so that the varied tiers create multiple opportunities for homeowners to benefit.

Progressive Insulation & Windows, a Participating Contractor in the Energy Upgrade California home performance upgrade program, is pleased to be able to pass on to homeowners new rebates which will significantly increase Southern California Edison / Southern California Gas Company’s tiered rebate structure at all levels, both Basic and Advanced, bringing the total maximum combined utility and County rebate amount to $8,000.

In addition to providing higher rewards to those making the greatest energy improvements, this tiered structure provides substantial rebates at all energy savings levels to enable more homeowners to participate for any type of upgrade. Each home is unique in the application of building science techniques so that the varied tiers create multiple opportunities for homeowners to benefit. The LA County rebate application can be found at: Energy Upgrade California.

Here is an example of how the program works. A homeowner contacts Progressive to arrange for an energy audit to be performed. The energy audit provides specific information regarding the air leakage of the whole home and of the HVAC ducting. These two critical tests show more than how the air is leaking from the home. They define the loss of energy through improper air transfer. Upgrade improvements can project, through software calculations, a percent of energy efficiency gained based on the starting point of energy loss. By remediating the air leaks, verified with IR Camera technology, the energy efficiency of the home is improved. The improvement may be from 10% to 40% or more. Incentives are calculated based on the percent of improvement.

This incentive is offered to owners of detached single family homes within Los Angeles County who participate in the Energy Upgrade California program by completing a whole house upgrade using a Participating Contractor through the utility program process. By completing a whole house upgrade, homeowners can improve their home’s energy efficiency, increase comfort and safety, and lower utility bills. Available on a first-come, first-served basis while funds are available. Once an energy upgrade is underway, Progressive, as a Participating Contractor, can provide instructions to apply for this rebate online.

Progressive Insulation & Windows has been insulating homes and commercial buildings in Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside and Orange Counties since 1978. Progressive combines excellence of workmanship with the tools of building science to enhance the safety, comfort and efficiency of the building, also providing full financing to enable homeowners to benefit from current rebates.

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