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With the winter months approaching, now is the time to take action in properly insulating your home, specifically the attic. The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) is inviting Residential Electric Customers who use permanently installed electric heating equipment as their primary heat source to participate in the BPU Attic Insulation Rebate Program.
In this region of the country, attic insulation should be twelve to sixteen inches thick in order to be effective. If it is not, an upgrade should be considered. The Jamestown BPU is offering a rebate on up to fifty percent of the cost of materials, with a $500 maximum amount per house and $5,000 per landlord.
The cost to install materials is not included, only the cost of the materials themselves. Rebates are available for fiberglass and cellulose insulation. The rebate will be received in the form of a credit on your BPU bill for owner-occupied residences and by check for rental property units.
Those willing to participate in the program must take and submit photos showing the depth of insulation before and after installation. Along with the photos, the original receipt or invoice from the purchase of materials and a rebate form should be submitted to the BPU Customer Service Office, 92 Steele Street; open 7 a.m – 5:30 p.m. weekdays.
More information on how you can improve the energy efficiency of your home and lower your overall energy costs is available at the Jamestown BPU website, www.jamestownbpu.com. For more information on attic insulation, contact Daniel Reynolds by telephone at 661-1646 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.