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Old 02-27-2009, 05:25 PM
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Exclamation Utah Homeowners ~ Energy and Insulation Rebates & Licensed Contractor info.

Please check with Questar Gas or Thermwise before having any work done.

They have a list of licensed contractors that they work with.


Qualifying efficiency measures and services may be found online at:
ThermWise.com, or by calling 1-800-323-5517.

Questar Gas is not responsible if your retailer or contractor provides inaccurate information about the amount and/or conditions of the actual rebate.

Questar Gas will not pay rebates for efficiency measures that are mislabeled or misrepresented by dealers regarding rebate qualifications.

http://thermwise.com/ - there are Window, Wall, Floor and Ductwork Rebates too!

All Rebates Offered - http://thermwise.com/home/Weatherization.html

Application Form - http://thermwise.com/home/Weatheriza...ication_08.pdf

All efficiency measures must be new, must be purchased and installed prior to submitting a rebate application, and must have been purchased and installed on or after January 1, 2007


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Old 02-27-2009, 05:33 PM
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Default Rocky Mountain Power’s Home Energy Savings program.

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Utah ~ incentive offers http://www.homeenergysavings.net/utah/forms.html

Participating Contractors ~ http://www.homeenergysavings.net/uta...ontractors.pdf
This list is provided as a convenience only to our customers.
Rocky Mountain Power does not warrant, endorse or guarantee the work performed by these contractors and you, the customer, are solely responsible for any contract or agreement made with a Participating Contractor and the performance of any work by a Participating Contractor.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:35 PM
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Does anyone know if this can be done (and rebates earned) if you have vaulted ceilings? All of our upper level is vaulted except DD's closet and bathroom, and neither of them have access to the area above (and if they did, the area would range from about 2 ft to about 11" or less in height, so not much room to "get up there".

We also do have a small roof area above part of the garage (the garage sticks out a few feet more than the bedrooms above) and it also has a super small "attic" but no access.
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:35 PM
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This might be of interest to those looking in to having insulation put in. Be sure to do your research before choosing a company!

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=649&sid=5831799
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:31 AM
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Does anyone know if this can be done (and rebates earned) if you have vaulted ceilings? All of our upper level is vaulted except DD's closet and bathroom, and neither of them have access to the area above (and if they did, the area would range from about 2 ft to about 11" or less in height, so not much room to "get up there".

We also do have a small roof area above part of the garage (the garage sticks out a few feet more than the bedrooms above) and it also has a super small "attic" but no access.
We found that it can be done, but it makes it more difficult, more expensive, and contractors are less willing to take on the project.
We have an early 1900's home, with probably no insulation, and very high gas bills. We wanted to get this done, but our upper level also has no attic access. Our rooms upstairs are built out of what would have been the attic. While there is still space to insulate the walls, and ceiling, we found it very difficult to find anyone even willing to take this on. No one would give us a bid. We had one contractor that gave us a loose idea of the things he thought we could do, and some thoughts on what that would roughly cost, but wouldn't give us a solid quote.
The second contractor walked in, looked around, said he wouldn't even know where to start, but if we wanted to knock out a section of wall he would come back and give us a bid (uhm, okay).
The third contractor would not even come out to look. He said without attic access he couldn't give us a bid.
The first contractor basically said that they would have to put 1 inch holes, every 1-2 feet in the rooms we want done. Then they would blow it in. It was about .80 cents more a square foot, then it would be if we had attic access. Any part of the ceiling that slants, he said would have to be considered a wall, not a ceiling, which costs more to insulate. They also would have to come in with some infrared camera before they could tell us how much (if any) insulation is in the walls already to see if we even qualify for the rebates. This would cost over $300, although the contractor was willing to waive this fee if we used his services....but if we didn't qualify, and didn't need his services, then we would be stuck with that bill.

It was very disappointing. In the end we decided to deal with the massive ice cycles hanging off the roof, the crazy gas bills, and work on saving for new windows instead, to hopefully help save energy. For now, we bought thermal curtains, lol.

It can be done though, and different contractors may be more willing in other areas. Good luck!
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:27 AM
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This might be of interest to those looking in to having insulation put in. Be sure to do your research before choosing a company!

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=649&sid=5831799

This was an interesting story.

We recently added insulation to our attic. The contractor charged us $.35 a square foot -- which was the same as the rebate. However, a different company was going to charge $.70 a square foot (which would have been free IF we had qualified for both rebates). KSL said that installing insulation in most situations is significantly cheaper than $.70. Obviously the second company was just out to take advantage of the rebates.

We were also able to insulate our basement walls and qualified for both rebates. We actually made money on that part of the deal.
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You also have to take into consideration the amount of insulation they are putting in for the price. That's why it's important to get several bids. We ended up using a company that charged $0.70/sq ft, but they put in significantly more insulation than the other bids we got for the same price. Rocky Mountain Power sent a guy out last week to inspect the job, and he commented that it was a fair price for the amount of insulation we got (we started with R-2, which is barely anything at all, and now have R-30) and that the job was done just they way they like to see it. So, for us, the $0.70 sq/ft worked out great. Maybe the company overcharged...I don't know...but based on the other bids we got, we felt comfortable that we were being treated fairly.
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Good point. Both bids were to add R-19.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:11 PM
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My mom is having hers done today. The company had to move her appt. up because half of their jobs today cancelled after the new story aired.

My parents are doing it through Stock Building Supply. My mom has no problem paying .70cents/foot to get both the insulation she wants in her house and have it installed by someone else.

2 years ago my sister built a house and was her own general contractor. The rock bottom price for the insulation they wanted, and felt was decent insulation, installed then was .65 cents/foot.

My mom did her homework and feels she is being treated fairly.
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