Efficiency Boost


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The service provided was excellent and the insulation that went into my attic has made my house so much cooler this summer. What a difference. Thank you for making my life better.
– PSE Efficiency Boost customer

Efficiency Boost offers higher rebates on energy-efficient upgrades to income-qualified customers. We want to help you improve the comfort and efficiency of your home without breaking the bank so you can lower your bill long term.

To get started, check the income guidelines below for moderate-income customers. Contact an Energy Advisor at 1-800-562-1482 to verify your eligibility or ask questions. If you don’t qualify for Efficiency Boost, check out our standard residential rebates.

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Or call, 1-800-562-1482

Download the Efficiency Boost flyer.

Download the Income Qualification form.

Efficiency Boost rebates

The increased rebates we offer through Efficiency Boost are compiled in the table below.
Visit the standard residential rebates page for a full list of customer, equipment and rebate requirements. Restrictions apply.

Upgrade Type Efficiency Boost Incentive Description
Appliances
ENERGY STAR® frontload clothes washer $125 Click here to learn how to get the Efficiency Boost appliance rebates.
ENERGY STAR® dryer $100
ENERGY STAR® heat pump dryer $200
Smart thermostats
Line Voltage Connected Thermostat (PSE-approved models) $130 Click here to learn how to get the Efficiency Boost smart thermostat rebates.
Smart thermostat (ENERGY STAR® models) $175
Space Heat
ENERGY STAR® or AHRI Certified natural gas forced-air furnace ( ≥ 95% AFUE) $750 Click here to learn how to get the Efficiency Boost rebate for space heat equipment.
Zonal electric resistance to ductless heat pump conversion $2,400
Electric forced-air furnace to heat pump conversion $2,400
Natural gas heating to AHRI Certified ducted or ductless heat pump** $4,000
Water Heat
Heat pump water heater (Tier 3) $700 Click here to learn how to get the Efficiency Boost rebates for water heating equipment.
Heat pump water heater (Tier 4) $750
Gas tankless water heater $600
Weatherization
Attic Insulation R-11 or less $1.75 per sq. ft. Insulating your home is an easy, cost-effective way to save money and energy. And, when you save with PSE's insulation rebates, it gets even easier.

For Weatherization rebates, the rebate amounts shown are for all customers, regardless of income. Request a referral at mothersdayshop.net/rep to get started.
Floor Insulation R-11 or less to R-30 $2.50 per sq. ft.
Wall Insulation R-0 to R-13 $2.50 per sq. ft.
Prescriptive Duct Sealing and Insulation R-0 to R-11 Up to $1000
Duct sealing only Up to $550
Prescriptive Air Sealing (attic and/or crawl space) $0.20 per sq. ft.
Windows
Windows, Single Pane to U30 $200 per window, up to $2,000 New windows are a great way to insulate your home and save energy and money.

Click here to learn how to get the Efficiency Boost window rebate.
Windows, Double Pane to U30 None
Windows, Single Pane to U22 $200 per window, up to $2,000
Windows, Double Pane to U22 $200 per window, up to $2,000

*Efficiency Boost customers can also apply for a $200 bonus rebate. See below for details.
**Must be PSE natural gas and electric customer

Moderate income guidelines

If your gross household monthly income (income before taxes and authorized deductions) is above the maximum Efficiency Boost income levels listed below, specific to which county you live in, check out our standard residential rebates. If you live in a manufactured home, you may receive a higher rebate for making upgrades to your home, even if you do not qualify for Efficiency Boost.

Household size:

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Island County

Min
Max

$4,404
$4,955

$5,033
$5,663

$5,663
$6,370

$6,292
$7,078

$6,796
$7,645

$7,412
$8,338

$7,804
$8,780

$8,427
$9,480

$9,283
$10,444

$10,140
$11,408

King County

Min
Max

$5,888
$6,623

$6,729
$7,570

$7,571
$8,517

$8,408
$9,459

$9,083
$10,219

$9,754
$10,973

$10,429
$11,733

$11,100
$12,488

$11,775
$13,247

$12,446
$14,002

Kitsap County

Min
Max

$5,083
$5,719

$5,808
$6,534

$6,533
$7,350

$7,258
$8,166

$7,842
$8,822

$8,421
$9,473

$9,004
$10,130

$9,583
$10,781

$10,163
$11,433

$10,746
$12,089

Kittitas County

Min
Max

$4,200
$4,725

$4,800
$5,400

$5,400
$6,075

$6,000
$6,750

$6,513
$7,327

$7,412
$8,338

$7,580
$8,528

$8,427
$9,480

$9,283
$10,444

$10,140
$11,408

Lewis County

Min
Max

$3,900
$4,388

$4,454
$5,011

$5,013
$5,639

$5,615
$6,317

$6,513
$7,327

$7,412
$8,338

$7,580
$8,528

$8,427
$9,480

$9,283
$10,444

$10,140
$11,408

Pierce County

Min
Max

$5,017
$5,644

$5,733
$6,450

$6,450
$7,256

$7,167
$8,063

$7,742
$8,709

$8,317
$9,356

$8,888
$9,998

$9,463
$10,645

$10,033
$11,288

$10,608
$11,934

Skagit County

Min
Max

$4,254
$4,786

$4,863
$5,470

$5,471
$6,155

$6,075
$6,834

$6,563
$7,383

$7,412
$8,338

$7,580
$8,528

$8,427
$9,480

$9,283
$10,444

$10,140
$11,408

Snohomish County

Min
Max

$5,888
$6,623

$6,729
$7,570

$7,571
$8,517

$8,408
$9,459

$9,083
$10,219

$9,754
$10,973

$10,429
$11,733

$11,100
$12,488

$11,775
$13,247

$12,446
$14,002

Thurston County

Min
Max

$4,783
$5,381

$5,467
$6,150

$6,150
$6,919

$6,833
$7,688

$7,383
$8,306

$7,929
$8,920

$8,475
$9,534

$9,021
$10,148

$9,567
$10,763

$10,140
$11,408

Whatcom County

Min
Max

$4,483
$5,044

$5,121
$5,761

$5,763
$6,483

$6,400
$7,200

$6,913
$7,777

$7,425
$8,353

$7,938
$8,930

$8,450
$9,506

$9,283
$10,444

$10,140
$11,408

 

*If your income is below the minimum income range, check out PSE’s no-cost Home Weatherization Assistance program, administered through your local community agency.

You may also qualify for additional assistance programs.

How it works

Appliances Program

  1. Review the income guidelines. If you meet the income requirements for Efficiency Boost, complete an income qualification form.
  2. Visit the Appliance rebates website to ensure your equipment qualifies. If your equipment qualifies, download an appliance rebate form.
  3. Submit the completed rebate form (as well as supporting documentation listed on form), plus the completed Income Qualification form, to the email or mail address listed on the rebate form.
  4. Submit the income qualification form along with your rebate application through PSE’s online rebate application portal or to an application email: homeappliancerebates@mothersdayshop.net for clothes washer rebates and thermostatrebates@mothersdayshop.net for smart thermostat rebates.
  5. If your rebate is approved, payment will be sent to you in the form you requested on the rebate application, either a check or bill credit.

Electric Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heaters

  1. Review the income guidelines. If you meet the income requirements for Efficiency Boost, complete an income qualification form.
  2. Visit PSE’s webpage on electric hybrid water heaters to request a coupon. Then visit a participating retail location to use your coupon and receive $500 off your purchase price.
  3. To obtain the additional $200 rebate for income-qualified Efficiency Boost customers, download and fill out the rebate application.
  4. Submit the completed rebate application (as well as supporting documentation listed on form), plus the completed income qualification form, to the email or mail address listed on the rebate form.

Smart Thermostats Program

If you’ve already purchased the equipment:

  1. Review the income guidelines. If you meet the income requirements for Efficiency Boost, complete an income qualification form.
  2. Submit the income qualification form along with your rebate application to the email or mail address listed on the rebate form.
  3. If your rebate is approved, payment will be sent to you in the form you requested on the rebate application, either a check or bill credit.

If you have not already purchased the equipment:

  1. Visit the PSE Efficiency Boost Marketplace to purchase a smart thermostat and receive your rebate instantly.

Weatherization Program

The rebates listed in the table above are for all customers, regardless of income level. There are no additional income verification steps required to receive these rebates. Please visitmothersdayshop.net/rep to request a contractor referral, or visit mothersdayshop.net/insulation for more information about weatherization rebates.

Windows, Water Heat and Space Heat Programs

If the work has not been completed…

  1. Review the income guidelines, and contact an Energy Advisor (EA) to discuss eligibility. The EA will guide you through next steps and can provide referrals to Recommended Energy Professionals (REPs), who are approved to deliver Efficiency Boost rebates.
  2. Once you’ve selected a Recommended Energy Professional, they will ask you to sign an income qualification form to confirm that you meet eligibility requirements prior to installation.
  3. After installation, the REP will submit your signed incentive application and income qualification form to PSE and provide you with an instant rebate. Incentives will be paid directly to the REP, who will deduct the incentive amount from your invoice, reducing your out-of-pocket cost. You are responsible for paying the balance of the invoice.

If the work has been completed, or you’re using a non-PSE Trade Ally (including DIY)…

  1. Review the income guidelines, and make sure that your household income falls below the maximum limit.
  2. Download and sign an income qualification form to confirm that you meet the income eligibility requirements.
  3. Complete a windows, electric space heat, gas space heat, gas-to-electric space heatelectric water heat, or gas water heat rebate form. Note the required documentation for each form. Submit the completed rebate form (as well as supporting documentation listed on form), plus the completed income qualification form, to the email or mail address listed on the rebate form.
Other opportunities

If your household income is below the moderate income guidelines above, you may also qualify for additional assistance programs offered through PSE. Of important note, please check out the free home upgrade opportunities offered through Home Weatherization Assistance.

Note: Offers available to residential customers with PSE electricity or PSE natural gas as the primary source of home and/or water heating. Home must be permitted and built before 1990 to be eligible for insulation, whole house air sealing, and prescriptive duct sealing and insulation rebates. Duct sealing only applies to homes permitted and built before 2001; cannot be combined with other duct measures. Electric hybrid heat pump water heaters may also be eligible for additional retail or midstream incentives. Please visit mothersdayshop.net/instant for more information. Rebates must be installed by an independent PSE Trade Ally pre-approved to provide Efficiency Boost rebates. Customer must meet income guidelines and be prequalified by PSE for Efficiency Boost rebates. Equipment must be installed after 10/1/2021 to qualify.