Jamestown BPU Residential Attic Insulation Program
Attic insulation should have an R-value of 49 to 60 in the northern climate zone. To achieve this level of insulation, home owners need to have twelve to sixteen inches of insulation in their attics. To increase the effectiveness of the insulation, sealing air leaks is critical. Try to seal around areas such as dropped soffits, can lights, electric runs, pipes and duct registers. Expanding foam insulation works well for these areas.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I qualify to participate in the BPU Residential Attic Insulation Program?
All individuals who own residential property in the Jamestown BPU electric service territory and use permanently installed electric heating equipment as the primary heat source are eligible to participate in the program.
How do I participate in the BPU Attic Insulation Program?
Participating in the BPU Residential Attic Insulation Program is easy. Take a picture showing the depth of insulation before and after the installation. Submit the pictures with the original receipt or invoice from the insulation purchase and the rebate form. Rebates are available for fiberglass and cellulose insulation.
Are there any limits on how much I can claim on the rebates?
Yes, rebates are limited to 50% of the cost of material and $500 maximum per building and $5000 per person.
How will I receive the rebate?
Rebates will be in the form of a credit on your BPU bill for owner occupied residences, and by check for rental property units. Please allow eight weeks for the rebates to be processed.
What is NOT included in the rebates?
The cost to install the material.
Does the BPU have any recommendations for insulating attics?
Yes, for more information on insulating your attic, contact Energy Efficiency Coordinator, Dan Reynolds at 661-1646.
To receive your rebate you must submit -
- Attic Insulation Rebate Form
- Original purchase receipt or invoice
Mail or deliver to:
Jamestown BPU Customer Service
92 Steele Street, P.O. Box 700
Jamestown, NY 14702-0700
Conditions of Offer:
The BPU is not liable for and does not guarantee the performance of any product, the actions of any contractor who installs a product or energy savings associated with products. The customer is responsible for payment of all taxes associated with this program. The Jamestown BPU reserves the right to terminate or modify this program at anytime. The Jamestown BPU reserves the right to inspect any job conducted under this program.
If you have any questions concerning the program, please contact:
Energy Efficiency Coordinator
P.O. Box 700, 92 Steele Street
Jamestown, NY 14702-0700
Phone (716) 661-1646