McMinnville Water & Light offers a variety of incentives to help make your home more energy efficient. Below you will find a list of conservation measures for your home and current rebate amounts. To qualify for incentives, your home must be electrically heated, and all projects must be pre-approved. If you have gas heat, you can contact the Energy Trust of Oregon (energytrust.org or 1-866-368-7878). Or consider upgrading your gas furnace by adding a heat pump, which would then qualify you for MW&L incentives.
Insulation: Signs of an under-insulated home include: cold floors, drafty and cool walls in the winter, as well as hot ceilings in the summer. Current rebates average about 30% of project costs.
Windows: MW&L offers $2 per sq. ft. to replace existing single pane windows, single pane with storms, or double pane metal. New windows must have a u-value of 0.30 or lower (0.35 for patio doors), and must be installed in a heated space.
Doors: $30 incentive for every Energy Star qualified single entry door in site built and manufactured homes.
Duct Sealing: Duct systems are notoriously leaky, dumping the hot/cold air under your home or in your attic (the national average is 30%) instead of in your living space. The current rebate for manufactured homes is $150 and site-built homes $190.
Ductless Heat Pumps: Want a heat pump and A/C without ducts? MW&L is currently offering between $600 and $900 for homes with existing zonal heat (permanently installed baseboard, ceiling or wall heat or a forced air electric furnace).
Ducted Heat Pumps: Many things effect how efficiently your new ducted heat pump will work, an important one is to have it tested to MW&L “PTCS” specifications, which will qualify for a rebate between $200 and $1200.
Heat Pump Water Heaters: Cut your water heating bill by more than ½, $375 for Tier 2 or 3 and $225 for Tier 1.
Conservation Loan: Qualification is based on your utility payment performance. Loans can carry an interest rate of 6.5%, up to $7,500 unsecured, with 5 years to pay. The monthly payment rule of thumb is $20 per $1,000.
We currently have commercial HVAC and lighting incentives available. Please contact our office for more information.
We look forward to helping you save energy! Please call Sara Bernards at 503-435-3115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or if you have any questions.