Energy Efficient Home Improvements Rebate Program

September 24, 2014


Note: This program is currently unavailable. Check the program web site for more information regarding future funding.

Kentucky offers ENERGY STAR Home Performance rebates and loans for residential energy efficiency improvements meant to meet the need for incentives and financing to middle or upper income residents not served by the Weatherization Assistance Programs. The program allows owners to decide which improvements should be made. Homeowners can receive either $2,000 in rebates or 6.99% interest financing up to $20,000. Click here for more details about the loan option. For a limited time, the interest rate for the loans is 3.99%. Visit the program website to check the status of this offer.

First, participants fill out the free online self assessment, then apply for the on site test. Minimum standards for participants' homes include air sealing, carbon monoxide detectors, and insulation (ceiling to R-38 if currently below R-19; floor to R-19 if below R-11). Other qualifying improvements like HVAC and gas heating equipment can be added to these envelope improvements, and unspecified improvements like electrical and indoor air quality improvements can be included if approved by program contractors.

For homeowners that do not have the up-front funds for improvements, below-market 6.99% loans are available for up to ten years and $20,000. 100% of the work being done can be financed as long as 85% of work is for qualifying home improvements. The unsecured loans (minimum credits score of 640) are offered in lieu of rebates to single family dwelling participating in the KY Home Performance program.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Kentucky
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: AFC First
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Caulking/Weather-stripping
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Tankless Water Heater
Incentive Amount: Homeowner energy efficient improvements (in lieu of loans): 20% of qualifying costs up to $2,000
Whole-house evaluation: $150 for the first 1000 customers
Equipment Requirements: All equipment must be ENERGY STAR listed
Installation Requirements: Whole-house test must be performed by a participating KY Home Performance BPI-certified (Building Performance Institute) Building Analyst


Name: KY Home Performance with ENERGY STAR
Phone: (877) 741-4306
Name: Jennifer Cohen
Address: 1005 Brookside Road
Allentown PA 18106
Phone: (610) 433-7486
Name: Ken Yeager
Phone: (410) 641-5170

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.