Energy Efficient Home Improvements Rebate Program (Kentucky)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Kentucky

Name Energy Efficient Home Improvements Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Installer/Contractor, Low-Income Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Central Air conditioners, Custom/Others pending approval, Duct/Air sealing, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Water Heaters, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Whole-house-test, Tankless Water Heaters, Heat Pump Water Heaters
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
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

Program Administrator AFC First

References DSIRE[1]


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 3.99% 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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name KY Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

Phone (877) 741-4306

Contact Name Jennifer Cohen
Department AFC First Financial Corporation
Address 1005 Brookside Road
Address 2 Suite 200
Place Allentown, Pennsylvania
Zip/Postal Code 18106
Phone (610) 973-2697
Fax (610) 646-0865
Contact Name Ken Yeager
Department AFC First

Phone (410) 641-5170


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"