- Homeowners Save Energy and Money in Their Homes with Focus on Energy
Focus on Energy programs help Wisconsin residents lower their energy consumption and costs by making their homes more energy efficient. Since 2001, Focus on Energy has provided incentives to over 2.7 million homeowners, helping them save over $202 million in energy costs and environmental benefits my making simple changes in their home. Focus on Energy connects homeowners to financial incentives, energy assessments, energy efficient equipment and in-store discounts that help save energy for less. Start saving energy and money with any of the Focus on Energy programs today!
- Are you getting rid of an old appliance?
An old refrigerator or freezer can run up your utility bills by an average of $150 a year. The Appliance Recycling Program can help lower your energy use, reduce your energy bills and keep harmful materials out of landfills. Focus on Energy offers free pick-up, recycling and a Cash-Back Reward for recycling your old refrigerator or freezer.
- Replacing your furnace, air conditioner, boiler or water heater?
As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to space and water heating. Making smart decisions about your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can make a big impact on your utility bills and your comfort. The Residential Rewards Program offers Cash-Back Rewards to homeowners for the replacement of furnaces, air conditioners, boilers and water heaters with high-efficiency equipment.
- Looking for ways to reduce your overall energy use?
Improving the “envelope” or “shell” of your home by adding insulation and air sealing is often the most cost-effective way to make your home more efficient and comfortable. Through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program, homeowners receive an energy assessment performed by a certified contractor. At the time of the assessment, you may also receive free energy efficient equipment, such as CFLs and faucet aerators. If you choose to move forward with the eligible home improvements, Focus on Energy will help cover the cost of the project.
- Looking to get started on Energy Efficiency?
If you want to save energy at home but aren’t sure where to start, we’ll help you get started with simple but effective energy efficiency measures. Through the Express Energy Efficiency Program, Focus on Energy offers homeowners free installations of CFLs, water-saving shower heads, faucet aerators, pipe wrap and water heater temperature turn downs. This program targets communities around the state during specific time periods. Call Focus on Energy to see when we’ll be in your neighborhood to get your free savings!
- Building a new home?
Energy efficiency built within your home can be one of the best ways to save energy and money over time. The New Homes Program certifies homes that are more durable, comfortable, energy efficient and combustion safe than other homes built to the current Wisconsin building code. Building a Focus on Energy New Home helps ensure that you will save money year-after-year on energy costs, and may increase your home’s value at the time of resale.
- Enhanced offerings for income-eligible homeowners.
Wisconsin residents may be eligible for enhanced rewards for high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment, air sealing and insulation. If your gross household income is between 60 and 80 percent of the state median income (SMI), contact Focus on Energy to find out how you can receive the highest possible rewards for your home.
- Are you purchasing new lighting or appliances?
Lighting accounts for about 20% of the average home’s electric bill. The Lighting and Appliance Program can help you save money and lower energy consumption with energy efficient products for your home. Focus on Energy partners with retailers around Wisconsin to offer instant discounts or coupons on select ENERGY STAR qualified products.
- Considering renewable energy sources?
Cleaner energy sources, such as energy from the sun (solar) or energy harnessed from the ground (geothermal), save energy and money while reducing pollution to help protect the environment. The Residential Renewable Energy Program offers Cash-Back Rewards for qualifying solar and geothermal equipment installed in energy efficient homes.