'Cash for Caulkers' Means Rebates for Homeowners
The “Cash for Caulkers” program, designed to reduce carbon emissions, fund energy efficient construction, and create new jobs is likely to pass this summer. The bill will provide both homeowners and contractors substantial rebates for energy efficient improvements they make. The bill as written consists of two rebate programs, the “Silver Star” and the “Gold Star”. The “Gold Star” offers the highest rebate of $3,000 and requires homeowners to reduce their total energy consumption by 20%.
Some of the most cost efficient improvements range from installing high-efficiency appliances, replacing windows, and insulating walls.
Want the full scoop? This helpful site (http://bit.ly/czauMh) breaks down the 13 types of retrofits, the requirements, and the rebate amounts.