Weatherization Eligibility Requirements

To qualify as low income, household net earnings cannot exceed 200% of federal government poverty standards.

An energy audit must be performed prior to the installation of weatherization measures to be eligible for rebates. Lewis County PUD provides energy audits at no charge to current customers.

Homes with the following heating systems are eligible for the weatherization portion of this program.

  • Permanently installed electric heating system
  • Baseboard, Wall, Ceiling resistance heat
  • Electric forced air furnace
  • Electric fired boiler
  • Heat pump

Some homes that utilize supplemental heating systems such as free standing stoves or fireplace inserts, may also be eligible provided these systems are accompanied by the current, and verified usage history of plug-in electric space heaters.

Homes with a forced air furnace or boiler fueled by natural gas, oil, or propane are not eligible for incentives. These customers should contact their gas or oil provider to inquire about available programs.

Ductless Heat Pump Eligibility Requirements

Electric or wood heating systems in site built and manufactured homes are eligible for this program. Homes with supplementary gas stoves & fireplace inserts may also be eligible.

Homes with gas, oil, or propane forced air furnaces and boilers are not eligible for this program.

Available Rebates

Insulation

Attic Insulation
R ≤ 19  to  R – 38/49
100% Installed Cost

Floor Insulation
R – 0  to  Fill Cavity
100% Installed Cost

Wall Insulation
R – 0 to R ≥ 13
100% Installed Cost

Windows & Patio Doors

Existing windows must be single pane, or double pane with metal frames to qualify.

New Windows must be NFRC Rated
New Windows must have a U-value ≤ .30
$10 per square foot

Ductless Heat Pumps

Equipment Requirements:

Ductless Heat Pump equipment installed under this program must meet the following efficiency standards listed by the Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).

  • HSPF minimum rating of 9.0 – Single Zone
  • HSPF minimum rating of 8.0 – Multiple Zone
  • Listed on BPA’s DHP Qualified Product List

Existing residential homes
$5,000

Rebate Program Participation

After the eligibility requirement has been met, the following steps are applicable:

After your initial audit is completed you will receive a list of eligible measures for your home.

The District offers a courtesy list of area contractors, available in our Chehalis and Morton offices, and our low income packet below. A regional list of approved ductless heat pump contractors can also be found on www.goingductless.com.

Approved low income customers must obtain a minimum of two bids and submit them to energy services for review.

A verification of the measures installed will be conducted by a member of our energy services team to ensure the installed measure(s) meet program specifications.

Payment of the verified incentive is made to the chosen party. An incentive designation form is attached to this packet.

  • Please note that if you choose to do weatherization work yourself or have an installer other than one on our provided list do the work, you must complete and submit the weatherization homeowner acknowledgement form, and all receipts and/or paid invoices for verification. The incentive will be paid to the homeowner after a measure verification appointment has been completed.

The Conservation Participation Agreement must be completed prior to receiving a rebate. If the homeowner and account holder are different parties, both parties must complete and submit the conservation participation agreement before an incentive can be processed. This form is available by using our online form or by completing the program packet, both found below.

  • Thank you for your interest in the District’s Residential Conservation Programs. If you decide to participate in this program, it will be necessary for you to provide some information which may be used to assist in the development of new programs and assess actual energy savings obtained. The information may be released to the public, but only in anonymous, statistical form.
  • In consideration of receiving the benefits and payments under the Residential Conservation Program, I agree that I will not make any claim or demand against the Public Utility District No. 1 of Lewis County and hereby release and discharge the District from any and all claims, demands, liabilities, suits, or causes of action, for any damage, injury or death allegedly arising, resulting or which may in the future result, directly or indirectly, from the measure(s) installed under the Residential Conservation Program. All program measures must be completed to meet state and local codes, it is the responsibility of the homeowner and chosen contractor to secure all necessary and required permits.
  • Participation in any District incentive, rebate, program, or conservation measure is subject to any and all associated program and funding requirements. These requirements may be included but not limited to the underlying funding source obligations such as grant requirements, federal funding requirements, state funding requirements, District funding requirements, etc.
  • The customer agrees that Public Utility District No. 1 of Lewis County has no responsibility for production of energy savings estimated to result from this program. The customer agrees not to hold the District responsible for any direct or consequential damages which arise out of, or in connection with, the lack of production of energy savings.
  • Once all information is collected, verified, and approved, the incentive will be processed and sent to the party selected above. One reimbursement per residence is allowed. Please allow six to eight weeks for delivery.
  • I hereby verify the information provided on this form to be true and complete. I understand that by typing my full name below and submitting this information, this form will be stamped with today’s date and authorized by me as if I had signed my signature. I certify under penalty of perjury of the state of Washington that I am the individual named in the electronic signature block.

Apply for a Rebate or Request Information

Complete the low income rebates form below to apply for your rebate or request information from our energy services team.

If you are a contractor please visit our Contractor Resources page to submit documentation.

Prefer to download the paper copy?