RePower Kitsap is a county-wide program dedicated to helping you save money through energy efficiency, increasing the comfort, health and safety of your home, and creating local jobs. RePower Kitsap provides in-home energy assessments, energy-efficiency financing, cash-back incentives, and a local, skilled workforce to help residents achieve these goals in easy and affordable ways.
Through RePower Kitsap, you’ll access:
RePower Kitsap is funded by two separate grants. In December 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded a grant to Kitsap County and in October 2010, Washington State University’s Energy Program and the Department of Commerce was awarded a BetterBuildings grant, also from the U.S. Department of Energy. These grants are funded in part by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the State Energy Program (SEP). With these grants, Kitsap County and key partners have come together to implement RePower Kitsap.
RePower Kitsap partners include Kitsap County, Puget Sound Energy, Cascade Natural Gas, Conservation Services Group, Kitsap Credit Union, Washington State University Energy Program, Advanced Energy, Earth Advantage, National Association of State Energy Officials and Washington Department of Commerce.
To get started, call 1.877.741.4340 and schedule a PSE HomePrint™ Assessment or Home Energy Assessment with EPS.
Customers of PSE and Cascade Natural Gas Corporation who live in a single-family home (one to four units) are eligible to participate in RePower Kitsap and make their home more energy efficient while reducing energy costs. RePower Kitsap helps single-family residences of any size or income. If you rent a unit in a multifamily apartment complex (two to four units) and want to save money on your energy bills, Puget Sound Energy can help. Contact a PSE Energy Advisor at 1.800.562.1482, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also use the no-cost, low-cost solutions featured on our website.
Kitsap Community Resources runs the local Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)— a separate program from RePower Kitsap—which pays for weatherization improvements in low-income households using federal, state, and utility grant dollars. To qualify, your household income must be up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Contact Kitsap Community Resources at 360.377.0053 or visit their website for more information.
RePower Kitsap can help you greatly increase the energy efficiency of your home and:
RePower Kitsap helps Kitsap County residents achieve increased comfort and energy savings in their homes. Lowering your energy consumption has a direct effect on your utility costs. RePower Kitsap wants to help 1,550 homeowners reduce their energy consumption by at least 20 percent through quick, easy and affordable energy-efficiency investments. When you make energy-efficiency improvements to your home, you’ll help contribute to our goal. Plus, get cash-back when you make qualifying energy-efficiency improvements to your home. Imagine what you could do with the money you’ll save.
You’ll also benefit from having a home that is healthier and safer due to improved air quality (by reducing the amount of drafts, dust and allergens that can enter your home through small cracks) and more efficient heating and cooling means year-round comfort.
Energy-efficient homes are more attractive to potential homebuyers and often sell at a higher value than less-efficient homes.
Although newer Kitsap County homes built during the mid-1980s through the early 2000s may be more energy efficient than earlier built homes, many may still present opportunities for homeowners to increase their health, comfort and safety while reducing energy use and costs. These inefficiencies create a significant opportunity for the average homeowner to achieve energy and dollar savings.
By reducing energy use in Kitsap County, our community becomes more sustainable and can save money on energy-related costs. As a community, we can work together to achieve a better Kitsap County.
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Download and share this easy check-list with your real estate professional to help identify the energy-efficiency level of a home.
Puget Sound Energy’s HomePrint™ Assessment is a FREE overview of your home’s energy use. Provided by an independent PSE-Qualified Specialist, this in-home service gives you a better understanding of your home’s basic energy consumption, cost-effective ways to use less energy, and useful information about how to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home.
A Home Energy Assessment with EPS performed by a participating Building Performance Institute (BPI)-certified contractor. Homeowners receive an Energy Performance Score (EPS)—a detailed energy-consumption report similar to a miles-per-gallon report for your home—which documents your home’s current condition, including energy use and carbon footprint (compared to similar-sized homes in your neighborhood). Your EPS report also provides recommended improvements and a comparison of current energy costs to what you could pay after energy-saving improvements are installed. Your EPS report will be emailed to you within three weeks of your assessment. Home Energy Assessments with EPS start at $496 and are based on the size of your home.
You’ll also receive a list of RePower trade allies to install energy-efficiency improvements. Make the recommended improvements and benefit from:
Call 1.877.741.4340 to speak with a RePower Kitsap Customer Service Representative and schedule a home energy assessment that best suits your needs.
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The reason to invest in a Home Energy Assessment with EPS is simple: it’s an in-depth analysis of your home to ensure all of its components work together, as part of a greater system, at peak performance. When all components work together effectively and efficiently, you’ll reap the benefits of a more comfortable, healthy and safe home. A Home Energy Assessment with EPS typically lasts three to four hours (depending on the size of your home) and is performed by a participating Building Performance Institute (BPI)-certified technician who completes the following in-depth, diagnostic testing to fully assess your home:
For more information on a Home Energy Assessment with EPS
Please note: Your contractor may not perform all of these tests based on the individual components of your home. Also, the length of your assessment may vary, depending on the size of your home.
Yes! During your FREE HomePrint™ Assessment or Home Energy Assessment with EPS, you’ll receive a comprehensive list of quick fixes and low-cost upgrades along with custom information on long-term solutions to your energy-efficiency concerns. You’ll also receive compact fluorescent light bulbs and high-performance showerheads* that help you save energy (and money) instantly.
*High-performance showerheads only available during your FREE HomePrint™ Assessment
As the name suggests, PSE FREE HomePrint™ Assessments are offered at no charge to the homeowner. The cost of a Home Energy Assessment with EPS is based on the size of your home and starts at $496.
Prioritized energy-efficiency recommendations may vary by home. The two most-common recommendations include:
Air Sealing and Duct Sealing: Air leaks allow conditioned air to escape, forcing your heating and cooling equipment to work overtime. Sealing gaps and cracks in and around your home is the first step to dramatically improve energy efficiency.
Insulation: Insufficient, damaged, or poorly installed insulation reduces the effectiveness of heating and cooling equipment and can allow drafts to persist and pollutants to enter your home. Adding attic, wall or floor insulation can improve a home’s energy performance.
Homeowners who are uncertain of the best way to lower their energy bills should consult an energy advisor or contractor for a tailored list of recommendations for their home.
Cash-back incentives are funds available through RePower Kitsap, PSE and Cascade Natural Gas Corporation that help offset your out-of-pocket cost when you make energy-efficiency upgrades in your home. Incentives are paid after qualifying upgrades are made by your RePower trade ally.
Yes. Kitsap Credit Union and Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union both offer energy efficiency loans, making it easier for you to make improvements that increase the comfort, health and safety of your home. Find out more about your loan options here