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This program is available to Columbia Water & Light residential electric customers who are remodeling their homes to be more energy efficient. Once you have made the energy efficiency improvements, you could qualify for Federal tax credits, a Home Performance Loan and Columbia Water & Light rebates.
In order to learn about your home and what needs to be done to improve its efficiency, a series of inspections and diagnostic tests, known as a Home Performance Assessment, need to be conducted by a Home Performance Contractor.
Home Performance assessment’s components are:
After the assessment is completed, your contractor will explain the recommended energy efficiency improvements. You should also be provided a rough estimate of associated costs, expected benefits, and cost savings of the recommended improvements.
Once your Home Performance assessment is completed, you will need to gather bids for the recommended improvements.
Columbia Water & Light is offering qualified electric customers rebates up to $1,200 for home improvements and an efficiency rebate up to $1,600 for high-efficiency air conditioners or heat pumps. Rebates will be finalized after the final inspection.
The Home Performance Loan program will help electric customers finance efficiency upgrades that are suggested during a Home Performance evaluation. The interest rate on the loans is from 1% to 5% depending on the length of the loan. There is a $15,000 cap for the Home Performance Loan program. You must submit a loan application along with copies of all the bids. The application process will take about two weeks, and needs to be approved before any work is started on your home.
As soon as your financing is secure, you can instruct the contractors working on your home to begin. It’s a good idea to meet with the contractors at the beginning of each day to review work that’s been completed and what will be done that day. Once all the work is completed, your Home Performance Contractor will conduct the post-assessment to certify the home.
Make copies of all the invoices and call Columbia Water & Light (573-874-7325) to set up an appointment for the final verification. At this appointment, our staff member will collect all the copies of the invoices. Your rebate application will be completed at this meeting and turned in for processing.
If you are approved for a loan, you will be contacted two weeks after the final inspection to arrange an appointment for the loan signing paperwork. Rebate checks will either be mailed or given to you at your loan appointment.
Click here to download the Home Performance with Energy Star program policies.
|The Environmental Protection Agency sponsors this program through Energy Star.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is the state sponsor of the program.