Forget the dust mites and add insulation
While you’re sprucing up your yard and home this spring, remember the stuff you can’t see. No, not the dust mites! Insulation! Extra insulation keeps your home cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter, and saves on energy bills.
Chelan County PUD makes it easier by offering homeowners a cash incentive of 25 cents per square foot of new or added insulation that improves the energy efficiency of a home. That means homeowners save 25 percent on the cost of insulating. And the savings continue — statistics show homeowners save about 10 percent on electric bills after sealing air leaks and insulating.
Do the work yourself or hire a contractor, but do it soon — it’s no fun to climb into an attic in August.
Details are available on the PUD website or by calling (509) 661-8008. If you’re in the market for new windows, the PUD has rebates for those, too.