Bundle up your home to save money and significantly increase comfort.
Designed to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, properly installed insulation can significantly lower your electricity bill. There are several common types of insulation – fiberglass, cellulose, rigid foam board and spray foam – all of which can help you save electricity and money. When adding insulation, make sure you know the R-value of the product you are considering. Used to measure the insulation's thermal performance, a higher R-value will deliver more insulating power.
- Incentive Application
- Participating Weatherization Contractors
- Insulation Calculator
- Hiring a Contractor
- Eligible Customers
Energy Saving Benefits
- Use less electricity for heating and cooling by reducing heat transfer in and out of your house
- Save money by using less electricity to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home
Avoid greenhouse gas emissions by using less electricity to maintain the temperature of your home
Insulation may be self-installed by homeowners or installed by a contractor. Customers interested in using a contractor can find a participating contractor using the Washington Participating Weatherization Contractors list. When choosing to use a contractor, review the Incentive Application with them to determine eligibility requirements, incentive qualifications and review the list of required documents to submit for an incentive.
Incentive application and required documents must be received within 90 days of the work completed date. Insulation must be fully installed prior to submitting an incentive application. Incentive checks are issued within 45 days of receipt of the completed and approved application. Checks are only payable to the account holder or property. Incentives are not to exceed the project cost and are limited to the square footage of the qualified area of the home (wall, floor or attic). Work may be inspected for compliance. Incentives are subject to tariff approval and may change with 45 days notice. Additional terms and conditions may apply.
To ensure your home is eligible for an incentive and below the maximum insulation depth requirements, please use the insulation depth calculator. Prior to your contractor recording measurements, take a peek in your attic and do it yourself!
Available Incentives & Qualifications
Service & requirements
Electrically heated home incentive
Electrically cooled home incentive
|Attic insulation||Existing R-20 or less, final depth R-49 or greater||$0.30 / sq. ft.||$0.15 / sq. ft.|
|Existing R-10 or less, add minimum R-11 or fill cavity||$0.35 / sq. ft.||$0.35 / sq. ft.|
|Existing R-18 or less, final depth R-30 or greater||$0.45 / sq. ft.||N/A - electric cooling is not sufficient to meet the requirement for a floor insulation incentive.|
- Home must have an electric heating system or an electric cooling system serving at least 80% of the home's conditioned floor area.
- Electrically heated home incentives apply to houses with a permanently installed electric furnace, heat pump or electric zonal heating systems (baseboard or ceiling/wall heaters) as the current primary heat source. Space heaters do not qualify.
- Homes with an electric heating system and a central air conditioner only qualify for the “Homes with electric heating system” incentives.
- Incentives are available for existing homes only and may be installed by a participating contractor or self-installed by homeowners.
- Work performed as part of building code requirements is not eligible for an incentive.
- Areas that are not finished or conditioned living spaces (permanently installed heating or ducted cooling), such as a garage, do not qualify.
- Incentives are limited to one insulation incentive per type (attic, floor, and/or wall insulation) for the lifetime of the home.
- Incentive amount cannot exceed the total cost of the project. Self-installers are eligible for incentives on materials only.
- All required documentation must be submitted within 90 days of the work completed date. Required documents include: