Don't pay a premium for your view. Install energy-efficient windows to save energy and money.
Abundant natural light is a must for many homeowners, but if you're looking out of single-pane inefficient windows, you may be paying a premium for your view. Inefficient windows can cause heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer, resulting in higher energy bills and discomfort. Advances in technology and design have dramatically improved the performance of energy-efficient windows. Program qualified windows can help reduce heat gain or loss for lower energy bills. The result is an all-around more comfortable home.
- Incentive Application
- Participating Weatherization Contractors
- Hiring a Contractor
- Eligible Customers
Energy Saving Benefits
- Save money on your electricity bills by reducing window heat gain and loss
- Use less electricity to keep your home at a comfortable temperature
- Reduce air pollution by using less energy to keep your home comfortable
- Avoid greenhouse gas emissions through reduced electricity use
Windows 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. Incentive checks are issued within 45 days of receipt of the completed and approved incentive application. Checks are only payable to the account holder or property. Incentives are not to exceed the project cost. 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.
Remember to save your National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) window stickers for incentive processing. A copy of a window manufacturer’s specification sheet clearly indicating the U-factor of each window may be submitted in lieu of your NFRC stickers.
Available Incentives & Qualifications
Service & requirements
Electrically heated home incentive
Electrically cooled home incentive
|Windows - Tier 1||U-factor of 0.30 or lower||$0.75 / sq. ft.||N/A - Electric cooling is not sufficient to meet the requirement for a Tier 1 window incentive|
|Windows - Tier 2||U-Factor of 0.20 or lower and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of 0.35 or lower||$2.50 / sq. ft.||$1.00 / sq. ft.|
- 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: