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Homeowners can get up to $400 bonus cash from Energy Trust of Oregon

Local residents looking to upgrade their homes’ energy efficiency can get extra cash back from Energy Trust of Oregon now through June 30. Making home energy improvements this spring can help reduce energy costs and improve comfort year-round.

Energy Trust — a nonprofit organization that helps customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural and Cascade Natural Gas save energy — is offering limited-time cash bonuses of up to $400 extra for qualifying insulation and window upgrades. The spring bonuses are in addition to Energy Trust’s standard incentives.

Cash-back bonuses are available for home insulation projects installed now through the end of June 2014 — $100 for walls, $100 for floors and $100 for attics or ceilings. The bonuses can be claimed individually or together for a total of $300 if homeowners do all three.

Customers who install qualifying high-efficiency windows can receive an additional $100 cash-back bonus. Efficient, tight-fitting windows decrease drafts and air leaks, and can help keep homes cooler in summer and warmer in winter.

“Homeowners can save up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs this spring just by sealing air leaks and adding insulation to their homes,” said Marshall Johnson, residential program manager, Energy Trust. “Investing in home insulation and energy-efficient windows is a great way to see a return in energy savings for many years.”

Project installation must be completed by June 30, to qualify for the bonuses. To learn more about Energy Trust’s spring bonuses and eligibility, visit energytrust.org/save or call 1-866-368-7878. Homeowners can contact an Energy Trust trade ally contractor to discuss the best energy improvements for their home.

Energy Trust of Oregon is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping utility customers benefit from saving energy and generating renewable power. Learn more at energytrust.org or call 1-866-368-7878.

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