The greatest barrier to adoption of “green” retrofits is arguably the cost. Homeowners want proof that their investment will return a high yield in the future. Cash for caulkers will hopefully be the impetus for change…
Passed just last month by the House of Representatives, the “cash for caulkers” bill provisions $6 billion for energy-efficient or “green” retrofits. It is expected to fund renovations for 3 million families, create 168,000 new jobs and save consumers $9.2 billion on energy bills over the next 10 years.
In order to cash in on upcoming rebates, homeowners and contractors will need to do their homework.. There are 13 types of retrofits eligible for funding. Each retrofit has unique eligibility requirements and set rebate amounts.
Software Advice, a website that reviews software for mechanical/HVAC contractors, recently put together a thorough report on cash for caulkers. Their post includes an easy-to-read table that outlines the 13 retrofits, along with their requirements and rebate amounts. To learn more, visit: Cash for Caulkers – The Definitive Guide To The Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010