Created by the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility and made available through Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, 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, which now includes Maichle’s HVAC!
We’ve utilize high quality equipment such as Rheem to meet stringent energy standards.
In order to give Delaware businesses 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.
Examples of Eligible Upgrades Include:
Energize Delaware also offers low-rate financing for those who qualify through their Home Energy Efficiency Loan Program. This program was designed to help make the upgrades offered through this program affordable for everyone, which is why they offer up to 100% financing with loans up to $25,000, 5.99% fixed rates and no prepayment penalties. Click here to find out more about low-rate financing and see if you qualify!
In order to receive energy efficiency services offered by Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, you must first schedule a home performance energy audit. Once you schedule your energy audit with us, Maichle’s will send one of our contractors to act as your energy auditor. During an energy audit, your auditor will perform a number of tests in order to produce a detailed assessment of your home’s energy output and efficiency.
This report will include an estimated total energy savings (TES), which will be used to determine what incentives you are eligible for through the program; your TES can also help give you an idea of how much energy you will be saving by maximizing your home’s efficiency. The energy you save will quickly translate to money saved when it comes time to pay your bills. So, in addition to saving a bunch by taking advantage of this program’s rates and rebates, you could also save exponentially more money in the future by reducing your monthly energy costs.
Once your energy auditor has completed their report, it is then up to you as the customer to decide whether or not you would like to follow through with any or all of the recommended upgrades, as you are not at all obligated to do so. Click here to schedule your Home Performance Energy Audit with Maichle’s now!
If you decide to take advantage of the reduced rates and rebates offered through Energize Delaware by choosing to proceed with one or more of the recommended upgrades, we will draw up contracts for you to sign along with an HPwES Customer Participation Agreement and the Energize Delaware Terms and Conditions. Once you sign, we will submit these contracts along with your completed energy audit report and a rebate application that we will also complete on your behalf. Once these are approved, Energize Delaware will send a reservation confirmation email in order to guarantee your rebates. We will not begin any work until this reservation confirmation is received and your rebates are guaranteed.
After we’ve finished your upgrade, Maichle’s will submit documentation of the work we’ve completed, along with a final invoice in order to secure your rebate. Once we’ve done this, all you have to do is wait and Energize Delaware will send you your rebate as soon as it is processed for payment.
In addition to being one of the most trusted HVAC installation and servicing companies in the tristate area, Maichle’s HVAC is one of Energize Delaware’s approved contractors. Maichle’s team of BPI (Building Performance Institute) certified contractors will work with you every step of the way toward maximizing energy efficiency in your home or building.
After one of our experts conducts an obligation free Home Performance Energy Audit on your property, they will find out where and how you could be saving energy and money. We will then help you maximize your energy efficiency by performing any necessary upgrades to your current system at affordable, reduced rates. The best part? We’ll help you get the biggest possible rebates for these services through the Energize Delaware program. Click here to schedule with us now, or read on to find out more about this awesome program!
In 2019, Maichle’s HVAC was recognized by Home Performance with ENERGY STAR as a Century Club Award winner! This award is given to contractors who 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.
The tests performed during an energy audit can include testing the condition of your heating system, water heater, oven and other appliances, visual inspection of air sealing opportunities throughout the house, insulation opportunities, testing for possible safety and health concerns like moisture levels and asbestos, and possible blower door testing to find where your house may be letting air out. Once we’ve completed these tests, your energy auditor will provide you with a detailed report that includes prioritized recommendations for improvements and/or upgrades that could be made to improve your home’s energy efficiency.
There is a $100 fee for the tests completed during your Home Performance Energy Audit, but any and all costs incurred afterwards are to be determined by you and your contractor, and will depend on whatever upgrades/improvements you wish to proceed with, if any.
Similar to your costs, your savings will be determined by the upgrades you choose to proceed with. Bigger upgrades will lead to bigger rebates and a greater TES. The more you reduce your carbon footprint by saving energy, the more you will be reducing your bills and saving money.
Residential properties located in Delaware that contain 4 or less units are eligible to participate in this program and benefit from the services and rebates it offers.
Click here to see if your income level qualifies you for Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, which offers the same services as Home Performance with ENERGY STAR at even lower rates for those who qualify.
Once we have completed upgrades and submitted all the necessary paperwork – which must be done within 90 days of receiving a reservation confirmation – it will take 4-6 weeks for your rebate to be processed and sent back to you.
Residents are responsible for scheduling their energy audit with Maichle’s, deciding which recommended upgrades you want us to handle for you following said audit, signing the necessary documents, contracts and HPwES Customer Participation Agreement, applying for low rate financing through Energize Delaware’s Home Energy Efficiency Loan Program (if necessary), and allowing a final inspection of your home following any upgrades.
As the approved contractor in this case, we here at Maichle’s will handle virtually every step of the process to make it as simple and easy for you as possible. Our experts will be responsible for completing your Home Performance Energy Audit, providing you with recommendations for updates that will increase your home’s energy efficiency, as well as procedures required to protect the health and safety of your home if need be. We will also be responsible for submitting all required paperwork, signed contracts, and software entries within the required timeframe, submitting any changes made to the original contract during updates, and fixing any remaining issues identified during the final inspection of your home.
We are a family owned and operated company, and as such, we consider each and every one of our customers a valued member of that family. Headquartered in New Castle, DE, Maichle’s HVAC has provided outstanding service to the community of New Castle and the surrounding tri-state area since 1984. Thanks to Energize Delaware and Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, we are able to offer our customers reduced rates and rebates on our already competitive pricing.
Additionally, the level of expertise, quality service and customer care that we provide simply can’t be beaten. Our contractors will walk you through each step of the process and explain everything to you beforehand in terms that you can understand, so you can be sure you’ll get exactly what you need at a price you can afford.
To top it all off, we’ll take care of all the paperwork so that you don’t have to. Our contractors will provide and complete all of the forms and contracts necessary in order for you to take advantage of the reduced rates and rebates offered by Energize Delaware. In other words, all you have to do is schedule your no obligation Home Performance Energy Audit with us, and we’ll take the rest from there.
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– Bethany C.
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Maichle’s Heating and Air Conditioning
105 J and M Drive
New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: (302) 328-4822