Energize Delaware

Home Performance With Energy Star for Homeowners

Energize Delaware’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® (HPwES) Program can help you save money and contribute to your family’s health and safety—all while increasing the durability of your home, maximizing your energy efficiency, and improving your comfort.

Energize Delaware’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program takes a whole-house approach to improving your home’s comfort, energy efficiency, durability, and safety. Rather than focusing on a single problem, such as an inefficient heating and cooling system or drafty windows, the program looks at how improvements throughout your home can work together to make your entire space more comfortable and energy efficient, and save you money. 

Burns & McBride can help Delaware Homeowners save thousands on Home Energy Upgrades through Energize Delaware


Energize Delaware is a state-wide program aimed at boosting energy efficiency and lowering costs for Delaware residents by providing reduced rates and rebates for energy audits, equipment upgrades and services through the program’s approved contractors. Burns & McBride has been involved in the program since its start and is one of the largest contractors in it.

In order to give Delaware residents incentive to reduce their carbon footprints and boost their home’s energy efficiency, Energize Delaware is offering rebates for people who make any number of approved upgrades to their HVAC equipment.

Depending on the particular upgrade, the rebates offered can range from $150-$1,500; combined, they can help you save up to $6,750 on your next home upgrade–not to mention the money you can save over time by maximizing your energy efficiency. Burns & McBride has worked with hundreds of Delaware homeowners to obtain nearly $1,000,000 in rebates through this program

Burns & McBride has earned the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Century Club Award

For the past two years, Burns & McBride has been recognized by the EPA  Home Performance with ENERGY STAR as a Century Club Award winner! This award is given to contractors who have been leaders in the program and have improved the energy efficiency of 100 or more homes in a calendar year. It highlights our commitment to making energy efficiency improvements in the Delaware area as easy and accessible to our fellow neighbors as possible.

Measure Home Performance
with ENERGY STAR®
Assisted Home Performance and Downtown Development District Rebates
Assessment Customer Incentive 75% up to $300 75% up to $350
Customer Co-Pay for Assessment $100 $50
Weatherization Measures Incentives Are 50% up to Listed Cap Incentives Are 75% up to Listed Cap
Air Sealing 20% Improvement $700 $800
Air Sealing 30% Improvement $950 $1,150
Air Sealing 40% Improvement $1,100 $1,350
Duct Sealing 20% Improvement $500 $600
Add R-19 Attic Insulation $900 $1,100
Add R-30 Attic Insulation $1,000 $1,200
Knee Walls $300 $500
Rim Joist $150 $200
Floor/Crawlspace Insulation $600 $800
Wall Insulation (minimum 50% of walls) $1,600 $2,100
HVAC and Water Heating Incentives Are 50% up to Listed Cap Incentives Are 75% up to Listed Cap
Heat Pumps Tier 1 (=>16 SEER and =>12.5 EER and =>8.5 HSPF or =>2.5 COP) $600 $900
Heat Pumps Tier 2 (=>17 SEER and =>12.5 EER and =>9.0 HSPF or =>2.6 COP) $800 $1,200
Mini Split HP (=>17 SEER and =>12.5 EER and => 9.0 HSPF or =>2.6 COP) $400 $900
Mini Split HP (=>21 SEER and =>12.5 EER and => 10.0 HSPF or =>2.9 COP) $600 $1,000
CAC Tier 1 (=>16 SEER and =>12.5 EER) $500 $900
CAC Tier 2 (=>17 SEER and =>12.5 EER) $650 $1,000
Furnace Tier 1 (94+AFUE w/ECM Blower) $500 $900
Furnace Tier 2 (96+AFUE w/ECM Blower) $650 $1,000
Furnace (Oil-fired 85+AFUE)* $500 $850
Boiler (85+AFUE) $650 $1,000
Boiler (90+AFUE) $800 $1,100
Heat Pump Water Heater $750 $900
Tankless Water Heater (Gas/Propane) $600 $800
ENERGY STAR® Certified Smart Thermostat $150 $200
Direct Vent LP/NG Water Heater (≤55 gallons: EF ≥ 0.67 & UEF ≥ 0.64 / >55 gallons: EF ≥ 0.77 & UEF ≥ 0.78) $100 $150
Condensing Boiler with On-Demand Hot Water (90+ AFUE) $1,000 $1,200
Mechanical Ventilation Equipment (ERV/HRV/Continuous Exhaust) *One rebate per home on total cost of applicable ventilation upgrades $300 $500
Hybrid Heat Pump & Furnace System Tier 1 (≥16 SEER and ≥12.5 EER and ≥8.5 HSPF or ≥2.5 COP) and (94+AFUE w/ECM) $1,000 $1,200
Hybrid Heat Pump & Furnace System Tier 2 (≥17 SEER and ≥12.5 EER and ≥9.0 HSPF or ≥2.6 COP) and (96+AFUE w/ECM) $1,300 $1,500

Need service on your heating or cooling system?

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Need service on your heating or cooling system?

Call us today!
302-273-1341