Reduce Your Footprint with Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Learn about rebates for home improvements.
Interested in reducing your environmental impact? Consider how your household can be more energy efficient. As MGE decarbonizes the energy powering your home, customers can help by managing their energy use. Carefully planning energy efficiency upgrades will help ensure you get the most value out of your investment.
Start with an energy assessment
From air sealing to insulating, it’s key to make your home as energy efficient as possible before bringing in new equipment. For example, if you’re planning to get new heating or cooling equipment, make sure your “load,” or your usage, is as small as possible, so your new equipment won’t have to work as hard.
Consider scheduling an energy assessment. An auditor will provide and prioritize projects to improve your home’s energy efficiency. This will give you time to make improvements before you purchase new equipment—and take advantage of incentives. Plus, an audit likely will be a requirement for some incentives.
Use the Trade Ally tool from FOCUS ON ENERGY® to find a qualified auditor in your area. Check with a few auditors for availability, audit scope and cost. Get started.
What about those incentives?
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 includes two provisions authorizing rebates for home energy efficiency and electrification. The final program structure is expected to be in place later this year or in early 2024. Our partner in energy efficiency, Focus on Energy, will administer these programs for Wisconsin.
Focus on Energy has rebates available now for some residential energy efficiency improvements. For the latest information on tax credits and rebates, including those that already are available to homeowners, visit focusonenergy.com.
Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities' statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program funded by the state's investor-owned energy utilities and participating municipal and electric cooperative utilities. In 2022, Focus on Energy offered financial incentives and technical assistance to help eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses reduce their energy waste. According to an independent evaluation of 2022 programs, Focus on Energy delivered $4.55 in benefits to Wisconsin residents and businesses for every $1 spent, resulting in economic benefits, reduced energy costs and reduced emissions. In addition, the overall customer satisfaction rating for 2022 was 9.5 on a 10-point scale.