How an On-Site Energy Analysis works

The Home Energy Analysis Program is no longer accepting enrollments. The below information is for reference only for customers who signed up for the initial analysis by March 31 and signed up for the verification inspection by Sept. 1, 2018.

Step 1 – Sign up. 


Step 2 – Schedule your appointment to conduct your initial analysis test.

After you sign up, our business partner, Nexant, will call to schedule an appointment at your home. The appointment typically lasts up to three hours.

During the visit, a certified energy analyst will test the home's "air tightness" by performing a blower door test. This measures how much air may be leaking from the home, as well as how much outdoor air may be leaking into the home through cracks, inefficient insulation or other spaces. The analysis also includes infrared camera technology (when conditions warrant the use of such equipment) to better identify the home's air leakage points.

technician performing a blower door test

Gas combustion appliance safety tests also are conducted in the home.

After completing the initial test, the analyst will make several improvements at time of initial visit that can improve home by with energy savings as much as 10 percent.


Step 3 – Make additional energy-saving improvements.

Making the recommended energy-saving improvements in your analysis report is a great way to help lower your home’s energy usage. If the customer chooses to make the recommendations, they may also become eligible to receive additional incentives. 


Step 4 – Sign up for the verification inspection. 

Residential electric customers who signed up for the initial analysis by March 31, 2018 had until Sept. 1, 2018 to make the improvements and sign up for the verification inspection. From there, our business partner, Nexant, reviews the completed energy-saving measures during a final inspection of your home. This appointment is of no extra cost to the customer.


Step 5 – Earn financial incentives for improving your home's efficiency

After the final verification inspection, the customer will receive a final report including the incentive amount they are eligible for, ranging from $150 to $1,000, per the list below. The customer will receive their check by mail in approximately 6 to 8 weeks.

Single Dwelling Home (Home / Mobile Home / Townhome):

  • 16% more energy efficient, you are eligible for $300 in incentives
  • 20% more energy efficient, you are eligible for $500 in incentives
  • 30% more energy efficient, you are eligible for $1,000 in incentives

Multi-Family Home (Apartments):

  • 16% more energy efficient, you are eligible for $150 in incentives
  • 20% more energy efficient, you are eligible for $250 in incentives
  • 30% more energy efficient, you are eligible for $500 in incentives

 


LG&E and KU Energy LLC reserves the right to revise program requirements and incentive levels at any time. Incentives are subject to availability.