Energy Efficiency Upgrade Program (EEUP) FAQs

Future list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about our rebate programs… stay tuned for a comprehnsive list of questions and answers!

  • An EEUP will make your home more energy efficient by using less energy to produce the same or better results.

  • EEUPs help to make the home or business safer and healthier, providing increased comfort and well-being for the occupants.

  • An EEUP can reduce drafts and heat loss and increase resistance to extreme temperature differences. Your home will retain warmth in the winter, and stay cooler longer in the summer.

  • Many of our EEUPs improve the efficiency of your existing heating and distribution system = longer unit life expectancy and lower bills.

  • Simply put… It pays to weatherize and insulate your home! Our EEUPs help to increase the value of your home while also reimbursing our customers through rebates and incentives.

After reviewing the general information posted on our website, the first step is to contact one of our Energy Management Specialists at the PUD office. After your questions are answered and we determine which EEUP you are eligible for, we will then schedule an EEUP Assessment to determine measure eligibility.

The main difference between our EEUP and LIEEUP programs are the rebate amounts and the eligibility process.  For the rebate program amount comparisons, please see chart below.  All customers living in electrically heated homes are eligible for the Traditional EEUP rebate amounts.  Customers that qualify as a low-income household through the CAP office can participate in a LIEEUP that provides larger rebates on the project.

If your entire household’s monthly gross income is 60% of the state median income or less, then you should qualify for one of our low-income programs!  Households can qualify for our LIEEUP through the local Community Action Partnership (CAP) office located at 312 E 12th St. in The Dalles.

After reviewing the general information posted on our website, the first step is to contact one of our Energy Management Specialists at the PUD office. After your questions are answered and we determine which EEUP or LIEEUP you are eligible for, we will direct you to contact the CAP office at 541-298-5131 and schedule an intake appointment to submit the required documentation.  Once that appointment is completed and you are verified as a low-income household, please call the PUD to schedule a LIEEUP Assessment.

2019 Upgrade Program Rebate Comparison*

                                             Qualifying EEUP Measure/Product Traditional EEUP for Homeowners Low-Income EEUP        for Tenants and Landlords Low-Income EEUP for Homeowners
Attic/Floor Insulation $0.75 / SF $1.50 / SF 100% Paid
Wall Insulation $1.25 / SF $2.50 / SF 100% Paid
Duct Sealing (PTCS) $300 – $350 $600 – $700 100% Paid
Exterior Doors (ES Rated) $75.00 / each $150.00 / each 100% Paid
Windows (U-Value <0.30) $6.00 / SF $12.00 / SF 100% Paid
Ductless Heat Pump (DHP) $1,000 – $1,200 $2,000 – $2,400 100% Paid
High-Efficiency Heat Pump Upgrade (HEHP) $1,000 – $1,400 $2,000 – $2,800 $3,800
Heat Pump Water Heater (HPWH) $500.00 $1,000.00 100% Paid
Energy Star Rated Refrigerator $30.00 $60.00 $30.00
Energy Star Rated Clothes Washer $75.00 $150.00 $75.00

* Rebate amounts will not exceed 80% of the cost to purchase and install upgraded unit or measure (unless noted).  All programs subject to funding availability.