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Button-Up Weatherization Program

Button-Up Weatherization Program

 

Purpose

The Button-Up Weatherization Program offers an incentive for reducing the heat loss of a home.  The retail member of Licking Valley Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (Licking Valley RECC) may qualify for this incentive by improving insulation, installing higher efficiency windows and doors, or by reducing the air leakage of their home.

Availability

This program is available to residential members served by Licking Valley RECC.  

Eligibility

This program is targeted at older single-family, multi-family or manufactured dwellings.  Eligibility requirements are:

  • Home must be 2 years old or older to qualify for the incentive.
  • Primary source of heat must be electricity.
  • Eligible dwellings may qualify for one of four levels:

 

Button Up Level I

The insulation portion of the Button Up incentive will promote the reduction of energy usage on the part of the retail member by providing an incentive of $40 per one thousand British thermal unit per hour (Btuh) reduced, up to $520 resulting from improved insulation or installing higher efficiency windows or doors.   Heat loss calculation of Btuh reduced will be made by Licking Valley RECC using either Manual J 8th Edition or through other methods approved by East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC).  Heat loss calculations in Btuh are based on the winter design temperature.   

Button Up Level I w/ Air Sealing

The air sealing portion of the Button Up incentive will promote the reduction of energy usage through air sealing on the part of retail members.  Typical air sealing could include caulking, improved weather stripping, sealing attic accesses, etc.  To receive this incentive either an EKPC approved contractor or Licking Valley RECC representative must perform a “pre” and “post” blower door test to measure actual Btuh reduced.  This portion of the Button Up incentive will also pay $40 per thousand Btuh’s reduced and increases the Button Up Level I maximum incentive to $750.

Button Up Level II

The Button Up Level II portion of this incentive will promote energy conservation through a whole house approach.  This level of incentive is targeted at retail members experiencing high energy bills as a result of excessive heat loss from multiple causes.  The incentive promotes the member to address all of the problems in their home at one time.  Retail members who reduce their home’s energy needs by 26,500 Btuh are eligible for the full Button up Level I Air Seal incentive plus an additional $310 for a total of $1,060.  To receive this incentive either an EKPC approved contractor or Licking Valley RECC representative must perform a “pre” and “post” inspection/blower door and duct leakage test of the home to measure actual Btuh reduced. Each home must meet minimum requirements as determined by Licking Valley RECC.      

Button Up Level III

The Button Up Level III portion of this incentive will promote energy conservation through a whole house approach.  This level of incentive is targeted at retail members experiencing extremely high energy bills as a result of excessive heat loss from multiple causes.  The incentive promotes the member to address all of the problems in their home at one time.  Retail members who reduce their home’s energy needs by 34,250 Btuh are eligible for the full Button up Level I Air Seal incentive plus an additional $620 for a total of $1,370.  To receive this incentive either an EKPC approved contractor or Licking Valley RECC representative must perform a “pre” and “post” inspection/blower door and duct leakage test of the home to measure actual Btuh reduced. Each home must meet minimum requirements as determined by Licking Valley RECC.     

Button Up Level I Incentive

Licking Valley RECC will provide an incentive to residential members of $40 per one thousand Btuh reduced, up to $520.  A blower door test is not required to receive this incentive up to the maximum incentive of $520.

Button Up Level I with Air Sealing Incentive

Licking Valley RECC will provide an incentive to residential members of $40 per one thousand Btuh reduced, up to $750. To qualify for the increased maximum incentive of $750 as noted herein, a blower door test is required.

Button Up Level  II Incentive

Licking Valley RECC will provide an incentive of $1060 to residential members who reduce their home’s energy needs by 26,500 Btuh.  To qualify for the increased maximum incentive as noted herein, the home must pass a blower door test, duct leakage test, and meet the minimum program requirements.

Button Up Level III Incentive

Licking Valley RECC will provide an incentive of $1370 to residential members who reduce their home’s energy needs by 34,250 Btuh.  To qualify for the increased maximum incentive as noted herein, the home must pass a blower door test, duct leakage test, and meet the minimum program requirements.

Term

The program is an ongoing program.

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