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Energy Efficiency Incentives for Alaskans

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE HOME ENERGY REBATE PROGRAM OR THE WEATHERIZATION ACTION PROGRAM, THESE ARE 2 GREAT PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO HELP ALASKANS REDUCE THEIR ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND SAVE MONEY TOO!! 

HOME ENERGY REBATE PROGRAM:

THIS PROGRAM IS DIRECTLY ADMINISTERED BY ALASKA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION http://www.ahfc.us/energy/energy.cfm, VISIT THIS WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION. REMEMBER YOU DON'T HAVE TO "QUALIFY" FOR THIS PROGRAM, YOUR HOME DOES. THE AMOUNT OF REBATE YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR IS DETERMINED BY THE IMPROVEMENTS THAT DO TO THE HOME AS RECOMMEDNED BY AN ENERGY RATER UP TO A TOTAL OF $10,000.

Upgrade Your Refrigerator, Save Money Twice.

One of the biggest energy guzzlers in your home (besides, most likely, your thermal envelope, which lets expensive conditioned air escape through air leaks and poorly insulated walls) is the refrigerator. Upgrading it, believe it or not, can save you a bundle of money in the long run, as long as you don't simply put your old fridge down in the basement and plug it back in. Now, before you balk at the high upfront cost of replacing your fridge, let us explain why we (admittedly, energy-efficiency/penny-pinching geeks) think it's a good idea:

Everything You Need to Know About the Home Star Retrofit Act of 2010.

Pending in the Senate is a bill called the Home Star Retrofit Act of 2010, or simply Home Star for short. Sometimes referred to as Cash for Caulkers in street slang, the bill would provide a series of financial incentives for homeowners to increase the energy efficiency of their homes through substantive, effective improvements to their homes that save homeowners money, reduce our country’s carbon emissions, help to mitigate climate change, and put tens of thousands of Americans back to work.

Is Your Insulation Working? Find Out with an Energy Audit.

Winter's coming. It's already heating season. So how do you save money on heating costs? You've got to own your heat. Simple as that. You've paid for all that warm air already, so it doesn't make much sense to waste it now.

A simple enough premise - it's the application that gets complicated. We (and most building science experts) strongly recommend air sealing and insulation as high priority measures to make your home use less energy, make you more comfortable, and make the planet happy.