Improving the overall comfort and efficiency of your home in Hampton Roads is an investment in your everyday comfort, but it can also come with a larger-than-expected price tag.
Fortunately, there are some programs and entities throughout Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Gloucester, Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Chesapeake that are motivated to help Virginians just like you install the energy efficiency equipment needed to stay comfortable, through rebates, incentives, and financing programs.
Worley’s Home Services is your ally in navigating the intricacies of these programs to make your home improvement project as affordable as possible.
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
The federal weatherization assistance program is dispersed and handled at the state level and provides free upgrades to income-qualified homes that help reduce energy waste and increase safety and comfort. According to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, common measures include air sealing, adding insulation, and repairing heating and cooling systems.
Applications and further details can be found on the Virginia Weatherization Assistance Program page, or you can contact Worley’s directly to learn about qualifications and applications.
Home Improvement Financing
It can feel like a catch-22 to spend money on energy efficient heating and cooling equipment so you can save on your monthly energy bills. However, thanks to smart home improvement financing with our financial partners at Synchrony, it is often the case that the ensuing energy savings can cover the cost of monthly payments for a financed improvement.
By financing your home comfort and efficiency upgrades through Synchrony, you can get the comfort you need now and utilize the benefits Synchrony offers:
- Fast and easy applications
- Quick credit decisions
- Low minimum monthly payments
- Easy-to-understand online or paper statements
- Exclusive promotions and perks
Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit
For upgrades made to the overall building envelope and high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, you can claim up to $12,000 in tax credits each year for installing the following equipment (as long as it meets performance and safety standards):
Improvements to the overall efficiency of how your home is constructed, like insulation and air sealing, will also qualify for tax savings. Further details on specific tax credit amounts can be found here.