The Dominion East Ohio (DEO) Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) Program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis and is effective until funding is expended or the program is discontinued by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. The program is funded by Ohio utility customers and is administered by GoodCents, on behalf of DEO.
Due to the popularity of the Program, it has reached its funding limit for 2015. For this reason, effective immediately, the program is not accepting any new applications for the remainder of 2015. Additional funding will be available in 2016.
Call 1-800-653-3445 - ext.1883 to be placed on a waiting list for 2016. Customers on this list will be contacted in 2016 to confirm their interest in the program and schedule their assessments.
How the Program Works
Dominion East Ohio’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program through GoodCents has been designed to help our residential customers improve their homes’ energy efficiency.
A home performance assessment, or energy audit, is the first step in improving a home’s efficiency and reducing energy consumption through this program. The subsidized cost for the home performance assessment is $50 (retail value $500).
During the assessment, which can last up to 4 hours, a GoodCents BPI certified auditor will use advanced diagnostic equipment to conduct a comprehensive assessment of your home’s energy efficiency. Through this energy efficiency assessment the auditor will gather information regarding the existing condition of your home and identify areas of improvement.
The auditor will explain what improvements can be made and present you with a report containing the results of the assessment. The auditor can also provide you with information on how to select a participating contractor in your area should you choose to complete the recommended improvements and take advantage of up to $1,250 in rebates offered through this program.
To participate in the program, you must be an individually-metered residential Dominion East Ohio customer with an active account, not on the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP Plus), and/or not eligible for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).
To qualify for rebates through the program, you must use a GoodCents BPI certified auditor for the assessment and a participating contractor when making improvements.