Weatherization Programs

Weatherization & Energy Efficiency Programs

Is your home or business operating as efficiently as it can? Are you taking full advantage of the energy you’re buying? Are you concerned about energy efficiency?  Why not take advantage of our residential and commercial weatherization programs today.

Residential Weatherization Program

Overview

For over 30 years, Lane Electric has offered a variety of energy efficiency and conservation programs. Beginning in the late 70’s and early 80’s, LEC offered a basic weatherization program. Home insulation, weatherstripping, caulking and storm windows.

As time went on, new options were added to the mix. A Super Good Cents new home construction program began in the mid 1980’s followed by rebates for heat pumps and energy efficient appliances, duct sealing programs, window replacements, photovoltaic (PV) solar system installations and more.

Today, Lane Electric hosts a number of different options – some new options like ductless heat pumps and EnergyStar options mixed in with some of our older weatherization programs.
If you are interested in seeing if any of these programs might work for you, call Lane Electric at (541) 484-1151 and ask for the Energy Services Department.

Eligible Measures

  • Ceiling, floor, wall and duct insulation
  • HVAC duct sealing
  • Window replacements
  • Whole House Air Sealing

Energy Audits

Free energy audits are available upon request. To begin, Lane Electric members must request an energy analysis/audit for the dwelling. Requests are scheduled and audits are completed on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the energy analysis is performed, an information packet including specific recommendations, an approved contractor list, contractor bid sheets, and a bid preference/program option form are mailed to the member.

Energy Loan & Grant Process

How Our Energy Loan Program Works

Lane Electric members interested in weatherizing their home may be eligible for a zero percent (0%) loan up to $9,000 through Pacific Cascade Federal Credit Union. Lane Electric buys the interest rate down to zero percent (0%), allowing our members an affordable option to install efficiency measures. Upon receipt of the credit application and selected bid, Lane Electric will send them to the Credit Union. Once the Credit If they approve the loan application, Lane Electric will contact the member within 48 hours with additional instructions. Upon loan approval, it is the member’s responsibility to notify the selected contractor to proceed with the work.This opportunity is available for single or multi-family residences provided permanently installed electric heat exists in the dwelling. (NOTE: Property owners of rentals must secure the loan funding under the program.)

Cash Grant

Our cash grant allows members to choose a non-loan, cash grant from Lane Electric. Available funds cover twenty-five percent (25%) of the measure costs up to a maximum of $1,000. Members are not obligated to reimburse Lane Electric for these funds.

Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Duct Sealing and Whole House Air Sealing

Lane Electric will pay twenty-five percent (25%) of the measure costs up to a maximum of $1,000 for a certified Performance Tested Comfort System (PTCS) duct seal and/or Whole House Air Sealing performed by a certified technician that complies with BPA standards.

Low Income Weatherization Program

Program Review

Lane Electric members who qualify for low income funds (LIEAP qualified) are eligible for a cash grant of up to $1,500 for qualifying weatherization measures in their home. This opportunity is available to single or multi-family residences provided some permanently installed electric heat exists in the dwelling. Structures must be sound and in good repair (as determined by Lane Electric personnel) before any funds will be available. (Property owners of rentals will need to make a 50% contribution to any project.)

Members are not obligated to reimburse Lane Electric for these funds.

How Our Low Income Weatherization Program Works

To begin, Lane Electric members must request an energy analysis/audit for the dwelling. Requests are scheduled and audits are completed on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the energy analysis is performed, an information packet including specific recommendations, an approved contractor list,  and a bid preference/program option form are mailed to the member. After contractor bids have been received and an estimate chosen, please return a copy of the estimated along with the “notice of bid preference” form and a copy of your income documentation to our Energy Services department for authorization.

Payments will be made to the contractor upon inspection and approval of the installed measures.

Eligible Measures

  • Ceiling, floor, wall and duct insulation
  • HVAC duct sealing
  • Window replacements
  • Whole House Air Sealing

Commercial Retrofit Program

Direct Fund Payment

Incentive levels for lighting, building shell and HVAC measures will vary depending on the equipment installed. Contractor payment is made upon final inspection and approval of installed measures by Lane Electric.

If you have any questions or desire further information, please contact the Lane Electric Energy Services Department at (541) 484-1151.

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