Through participation in the Residential Solutions Program, you can take advantage of new opportunities for your business by using building science and new technology to solve heating, cooling, and building shell problems. You’ll provide your customers with more comfortable, safe, and durable homes, and help them reduce their energy use.
Knowing how to diagnose and fix whole-house problems can bring you a wider array of jobs and more referrals from satisfied customers. It’s a great way to build and expand your sales opportunities, and give your business a competitive edge.
As a participating contractor in PSO’s Residential Solutions Program, you can qualify for a number of attractive incentives:
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Your business can become a partner in building Oklahoma's sustainable energy future as Home Performance contractor. It's a great business opportunity for contractors who are committed to the "whole-house" approach to energy efficiency.
In turn, you’ll be able to provide your customers with a more comfortable, safe, and durable home and help them reduce their energy use. Knowing how to diagnose and fix whole-house problems can bring you a wider array of jobs and more referrals from satisfied customers. It’s a smart way to expand your sales and give your business a “green” competitive edge! Rebates of up to $4,250 are available to your customers who achieve energy savings by making recommended upgrades.
Read about PSO customers who have worked with participating contractors to discover energy savings and increased comfort through the Residential Solutions Program.
Through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR component of the Residential Solutions Program, Derek and Kristin were able to take advantage of more than $1,000 in incentives from PSO to pay for energy efficiency upgrades to their home. Watch a brief video to see the whole story.
Amanda F. in Tulsa learned a lot about her home as a result of participating in the Residential Solutions Program: “By working with John and Pro Energy consultants, I discovered the source of my high energy bills. He is professional, thorough, and taught me much more than I expected about my own home. There were a number of simple updates and improvements that made a difference in my comfort level almost immediately. Even better – those updates lowered my bills and lessened my carbon footprint. After working with John, I plan to utilize the PSO Cool Saver incentives to test my HVAC. I highly recommend taking advantage of these resources.”
Neil Springborn of Lawton, OK was experiencing high energy bills and having a hard time heating and cooling his home when he learned about PSO’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. He soon scheduled a home energy assessment through his local contractor.
The first big find of the assessment was a dead squirrel in his attic. The analyst, a building scientist, also checked the home’s airflow through all vents and penetrations with diagnostic equipment, and easily showed how much air was being leaked out of the home. The home’s heating and air conditioning system was old, noisy and had leaky ducts, and a new system was recommended. After the assessment, the analyst showed Mr. Springborn the results and what energy reduction was possible after improvements were made. Mr. Springborn said, “We were convinced after they showed us. He [the analyst] did a great job. ” Another factor in convincing Mr. Springborn was the 2011 special incentive offer of up to $8,250 in incentives from PSO. The Springborn project achieved a 46.8 percent energy reduction that will reduce his utility bills by $1,005 per year. This Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Project qualified for the entire $8,250 incentive amount.
The analyst provided a simple to understand report that compared Mr. Springborn’s house to other ENERGY STAR homes across the United States. Before the project, his home outperformed less than one percent of the homes nationwide. After the improvements were made a “test out” process was conducted to make sure everything was installed correctly and the home was performing as proposed. The final testing results show that Mr. Springborn’s house now outperforms 57 percent of the homes across the United States. This is a tremendous improvement in energy use, comfort, safety and health.
“My wife is nicer to me,” Mr. Springborn jokes when asked about changes in his home since the improvements were completed. “Actually, it’s very comfortable to stay in here now. Before, we were jumping up and down to readjust the thermostat. Now we set it and forget it.”
He says he would recommend the program to everyone, especially people with older heating and air conditioning systems, and to at least have an assessment since you never really know what issues your home may have.
Read about other families who have had success in upgrading their homes through Home Performance with ENERGY STAR.
Participating contractors receive: