Homeowners can receive tax credits for making energy-saving improvements to their home, such as new windows and doors, roofing, insulation, HVAC, water heaters and biomass stoves.
- Kentucky currently has no tax incentives for energy efficiency in the residential sector. Tax credits that were previously authorized expired on December 31, 2015.
- Utility Rebate Programs: Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency. Be advised that this website is not always current - you should contact your gas and electric utilities directly to learn about all the programs and incentives they offer to help you save money.
- Energy-Efficient Mortgages: Financing for Homeowners - In addition to tax credits and other incentives, homeowners can finance a new home with an energy-efficiency mortgage or cover energy-efficiency retrofits on an existing home by refinancing an existing loan. Learn more about financing options for energy efficiency in your home.
- Low-income Households
- Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP): operated by Community Action Kentucky, WAP works closely with energy assistance and conservation programs to lower the home heating and cooling costs for households below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. The program achieves these goals by providing a variety of conservation, health and safety measures including: adding attic insulation, stopping air infiltration, repairing or replacing inefficient heating systems and more. The program also has an educational component to learn to conserve energy.
- All Income Households
- Kentucky Home Performance: provides several levels of assistance to homeowners to make their homes operate more comfortably and economically. Use the online self-assessment tool to determine how efficient your home is; contact a private home energy evaluator to do a comprehensive energy assessment; contact a contractor to perform efficiency improvements; apply for a low-interest, unsecured loan to perform the work. All evaluators and contractors are pre-screened, trained, and certified in this highly technical, specialized home improvement business.
- Bill Assistance
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): operated by Community Action Kentucky, LIHEAP helps customers with natural gas and electric bills, and bulk fuels such as propane, fuel oil, wood and kerosene. Every county in Kentucky has at least one Community Action Office taking applications for LIHEAP Energy assistance.