Before the SRP home energy audit program, was their long standing shade screen program. Unlike SRP solar rebates, SRP shade screen rebates have increased over time, to $0.80 a sq ft. Only south, west and east facing windows will qualify for rebates and screens must be either 80% or 90% sun blockage. Unfortunately retractable sun screens do not qualify for the rebate nor do shaded windows. Homeowners should also be aware of their window warranties if new window vinyl windows were installed, often shade screens need to be clipped to the stucco rather than the window frame.
There are two ways to qualify for the rebates. The first is to have an SRP energy audit performed on your home for $99. The home energy audit will pressurize the house to identify air and duct leakage and the auditor will perform visual inspections and make recommendations on the home’s major appliances and energy users, attic and insulation condition and perform a thermal camera imaging of the home. By performing the energy audit you will qualify for not only shade screen rebates, but also rebates for air sealing, ductwork sealing, and adding more insulation to your attic (if your auditor determines you need these items). Your auditor will process the rebates on your behalf and perform a post inspection test to ensure the work was done to SRP and Energy Star specifications.
The second way to take advantage of the shade screen rebates is to have a screen company approved by SRP out to estimate and install your windows separately. There is a separate rebate form, that the installing contractor will sign and leave with the homeowner to mail into SRP. The SRP shade screen form can be found below.
For more information on the shade screen program see SRP’s link below.
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