RePower 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 provides in-home energy assessments; energy-efficiency financing; and a local, skilled workforce to help residents achieve these goals in easy and affordable ways.
Through RePower, you’ll access:
RePower has unfolded in two chapters:
With these funds, Kitsap County and key partners have come together to implement RePower. RePower partners include Kitsap County, Puget Sound Energy, Cascade Natural Gas, Washington State University Energy Program, Earth Advantage, and Washington State 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) in Kitsap County are eligible to participate in RePower and make their home more energy efficient while reducing energy costs. Homes heated with oil, propane and wood are also eligible to participate. RePower 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—that 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 can help you greatly increase the energy efficiency of your home and:
RePower helps Kitsap County residents achieve increased comfort and energy savings in their homes. Reducing your energy consumption has a direct effect on your utility costs.
You’ll also benefit from having a home that is healthier and safer due to improved air quality (by reducing drafts, dust and allergens that can enter your home through small cracks). And more efficient heating and cooling improves your year-round comfort.
Energy-efficient homes are more attractive to potential homebuyers and often sell at higher prices than less-efficient homes.
Although newer Kitsap County homes built during the mid-1980s through the early 2000s may be more energy efficient than homes that were built earlier, many may still present opportunities for homeowners to increase their health, comfort and safety while reducing energy use and costs.
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.
Please note: The length of your FREE HomePrint™ Assessment may vary, depending on the size of your home.
A Home Energy Assessment with EPS is 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—that 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 are based on the size of your home.
You will also receive a list of RePower trade allies to install energy-efficiency improvements. When you make the recommended improvements, you will benefit from:
Call 1.877.741.4340 to speak with a RePower Customer Service Representative and schedule a home energy assessment that best suits your needs.
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Here’s why you should invest in a Home Energy Assessment with EPS: it is an in-depth analysis of your home to ensure all of its components work together 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, contact a qualified RePower EPS assessor.
Please note: Your contractor may not perform all of these tests based on the individual components of your home. 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 and LED light bulbs and high-performance showerheads* that help you save energy (and money) instantly.
*High-performance showerheads only available during your PSE 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.
Prioritized energy-efficiency recommendations may vary by home. The two most-common recommendations are:
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 reduce 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 PSE and Cascade Natural Gas Corporation to 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. Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union offers 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.