Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Programs
Washtenaw County Weatherization Program
Available to low-income residents and provides services such as installing insulation, weather-stripping, and caulking free of charge. Small repairs to doors and windows are also covered.
Major improvements such as furnaces and roof replacements are made when funding permits. This program also offers consumer education to promote energy conservation.
More information is available through their website or by contacting 734-622-9036 or via email.
Washtenaw County Housing Rehabilitation Program(s)
Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program
Deferred zero-interest loans of up to $25,000 for low-income homeowners to rehabilitate or repair their homes. The loan will be forgiven if the owner resides in the property for 30 years.
Emergency Repair Program
Grants for low-income homeowners of up to $3,000. These grants are for construction work that is urgently needed to remedy a condition where there is an immediate threat to life, health or safety.
Accessibility Ramp Program
Grants of up to $5,000 for the installation of exterior ramps for very low-income homeowners.
Visit their website for more information.
DTE Rebates for Homeowners
DTE provides cash rebates for some home insulation and window upgrades. to see if you qualify.
Michigan Saves Home Energy Loan Program
This program provides affordable loans of up to $20,000 for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. Covers a variety of improvements from doors and windows to heating and cooling, and many more.
Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency
Homeowners may be eligible for a tax credit for ENERGY STAR geothermal heat pumps and ENERGY STAR solar energy systems. The tax credits cover 30% of the cost of these projects with no upper limit. This offer expires December 31, 2016.
ENERGY STAR also maintains a database of special offers and rebates from partners - which can be combined with other offers for extra savings!
A2Energy's Website has helpful tips and facts about how to save money through weatherization and energy conservation for homeowners, renters, landlords and commercial property owners. Includes funding resources. Some information is only applicable to Ann Arbor residents.