Efficiency Boost


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PSE created the Efficiency Boost program to offer higher rebates on energy-efficient upgrades to income-qualified customers. We want to help you work on improving the comfort and efficiency of your home without breaking the bank. These higher rebates can help put greater energy efficiency, and long-term utility bill savings, within reach.

To get started, refer to the income guidelines below for moderate-income customers. If you think you may qualify, or if you have questions, the next step is to contact an Energy Advisor at 1-800-562-1482 to establish eligibility. If you don’t qualify for Efficiency Boost, check out our standard residential rebates.

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Efficiency Boost rebates

The increased rebates we offer through Efficiency Boost are compiled in the table below.
Visit the standard residential rebates  page for a full list of customer, equipment and rebate requirements. Restrictions apply.

Program Upgrade type What you get
Weatherization Attic Insulation R-11 or less to R-49 $1.00 per sq. ft.
Floor Insulation R-11 or less to R-30 $1.00 per sq. ft.
Wall Insulation R-0 to R-13 $1.50 per sq. ft.
Prescriptive Duct Sealing and Insulation R-0 to R-11 Up to $800
Duct sealing only Up to $600
Prescriptive Air Sealing (attic and/or crawl space) $0.20 per sq. ft
Windows Windows, Single Pane to U30 $200 per window, up to $2,000
Windows, Double Pane to U30 None
Windows, Single Pane to U22 $200 per window, up to $2,000
Windows, Double Pane to U22 $200 per window, up to $2,000
Water Heat Hybrid heat pump water heater Tier 3 $200
Gas tankless water heater $500
Gas storage water heater $100
Space Heat ENERGY STAR® or AHRI Certified natural gas boiler (95 percent AFUE) $1,000
ENERGY STAR® or AHRI Certified natural gas forced-air furnace (95 percent AFUE) $1,000
Zonal electric resistance to ductless heat pump conversion $2,400
Electric forced-air furnace to heat pump conversion  $2,400
Thermostats Line Voltage Connected Thermostat (PSE-approved models) $100
Smart thermostat (ENERGY STAR® models) $150
Appliances ENERGY STAR® frontload clothes washer $100
Ask an Energy Advisor

For personalized advice,
contact an Energy Advisor.

Or call, 1-800-562-1482

Download the Efficiency Boost flyer.



Download the Efficiency Boost
income qualification form.



Moderate income guidelines

If your household income is above the maximum Efficiency Boost income levels listed below, specific to which county you live in, check out our standard residential rebates. If you live in a manufactured home, you may receive a higher rebate for making upgrades to your home, even if you do not qualify for Efficiency Boost.

If your household income is below these levels, you may also qualify for additional assistance programs offered through PSE. Of important note, please check out the free home upgrade opportunities offered through Home Weatherization Assistance.

Number of Persons in Household

Island County

King County

Kitsap County

Kittitas County

Lewis County

Pierce County

Skagit County

Snohomish County

Thurston County

Whatcom County

1

$50,288

$71,269

$59,344

$47,925

$44,494

$57,263

$51,863

$71,269

$56,869

$51,131

2

$57,431

$81,450

$67,781

$54,731

$50,850

$65,419

$59,231

$81,450

$64,969

$58,444

3

$64,631

$91,631

$76,275

$61,594

$57,206

$73,575

$66,656

$91,631

$73,069

$65,756

4

$71,775

$101,813

$84,713

$68,400

$63,563

$81,731

$74,025

$101,813

$81,169

$73,013

5

$77,569

$109,969

$91,519

$73,913

$69,840

$88,313

$79,988

$109,969

$87,694

$78,863

6

$83,306

$118,125

$98,269

$80,055

$80,055

$94,838

$85,894

$118,125

$94,163

$84,713

7

$90,270

$126,281

$105,075

$90,270

$90,270

$101,363

$91,800

$126,281

$100,688

$90,563

8

$100,485

$134,438

$111,825

$100,485

$100,485

$107,888

$100,485

$134,438

$107,156

$100,485

9

$110,700

$142,538

$118,631

$110,700

$110,700

$114,469

$110,700

$142,538

$113,681

$110,700

10

$120,915

$150,694

$125,381

$120,915

$120,915

$120,994

$120,915

$150,694

$120,915

$120,915

 
How it works

Weatherization, windows, water heat and space heat programs

  1. Review the income guidelines above, and contact an Energy Advisor (EA) to discuss eligibility. The EA will guide you through next steps and can provide referrals to Recommended Energy Professionals (REPs), who are approved to deliver Efficiency Boost rebates.
  2. Once you’ve selected a Recommended Energy Professional, they will ask you to sign an Income Qualification Form to confirm that you meet eligibility requirements prior to installation.
  3. After installation, the REP will submit your signed incentive application and Income Qualification Form to PSE and provide you with an instant rebate. Incentives will be paid directly to the REP, who will deduct the incentive amount from your invoice, reducing your out-of-pocket cost. You are responsible for paying the balance of the invoice.

Thermostats and appliances programs

  1. Review the income guidelines above. If you meet the income requirements for Efficiency Boost, complete an Income Qualification form.
  2. Submit the Income Qualification form along with your rebate application through PSE’s online rebate application portal or to an application email: HomeApplianceRebates@pse.com for clothes washer rebates and ThermostatRebates@pse.com for smart thermostat rebates.
  3. If your rebate is approved, a check will be mailed to you or you will receive credit on your account.
Other opportunities

If your household income is below the moderate income guidelines above, you may also qualify for additional assistance programs offered through PSE. Of important note, please check out the free home upgrade opportunities offered through Home Weatherization Assistance.

Note: Offers available to residential customers with PSE electricity or PSE natural gas as the primary source of home and/or water heating. Home must be permitted and built before 1990 to be eligible for insulation, whole house air sealing, and prescriptive duct sealing and insulation rebates. Duct sealing only applies to homes permitted and built before 2001; cannot be combined with other duct measures. Electric hybrid heat pump water heaters may also be eligible for additional retail or midstream incentives. Please visit pse.com/instant for more information. Rebates must be installed by an independent PSE Trade Ally pre-approved to provide Efficiency Boost rebates. Customer must meet income guidelines and be prequalified by PSE for Efficiency Boost rebates. Equipment must be installed after 10/1/2021 to qualify.