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Residential Insulation Rebate Program

Get year-round savings when you upgrade the insulation in the attic or roof of your home. Insulation helps retain the heat in your home during the winter and keeps your home cooler in the summer months. The R-value of insulation indicates its resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the effectiveness. Depending on the existing level of insulation in your home, New Mexico Gas Company offers a two-tier program.

Tier I
Rebate of 25% of the cost of the job up to $500
• Existing insulation of R-11 or less
• Add insulation of R-19 or greater

Tier II
Rebate of 25% of the cost of the job up to $300
• Existing insulation between R-12 and R-19
• Add insulation of R-19 or greater

How to Participate:

1. Contact one of our participating contractors.
2. Hire a participating contractor to evaluate the insulation in your existing home.
3. The contractor will work with you to determine your insulation needs and then install the new insulation.
4. Submit the New Mexico Gas Company Rebate Application along with a copy of your invoice to the rebate processing center. Applications may be submitted by email, fax or U.S. Mail.
5. Your rebate check will be mailed from the processing center in four to six weeks.

Are you a contractor interested in participating in this program?

Register for an informational meeting: http://tinyurl.com/NMGC-Contractor-Interest.
If you have any questions, please contact Robin Ribble-Harder at robin@nmsaves.com
 

How Insulation Works:

Heat flows naturally from warmer to cooler spaces. In the winter, warm air flows from heated living areas to adjacent unheated attics, garages, basements and the outdoors. Heat can also flow indirectly through interior ceilings, walls and floors — wherever there is a difference in temperature. During the winter, heat lost from inside your home means your furnace has to work harder to keep your home warm and comfortable — and that costs you more money!

Insulation works by limiting air movement between inside your home and the outdoors and unheated areas. Unless your home was designed and constructed with energy efficiency in mind, you can usually reduce your energy bills by adding more insulation. Many older homes have less insulation than homes built today, but adding insulation to a newer home can also pay for itself within a few years.

The amount of insulation recommended depends on where you live and the area in your home (varying for walls, attics, basements and crawlspaces). Insulation levels are specified by R-value, which is a measure of the insulation’s ability to resist heat traveling through it. A higher R-value means the insulation will perform better.

The easiest place to add insulation for the biggest savings on your heating bills is usually in the attic. Attic insulation recommended for most homes in New Mexico can vary between R-30 and R-60, but ideally at a minimum of around R-38. Insulation can consist of fiberglass (batts, blankets, and blown forms), cellulose, rigid foam board, and spray foam.

For More Information:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offers an online guide and resources for insulating your home at its Energy Savers website.

The DOE Insulation Fact Sheet offers advice on insulating your existing house, including recommended insulation levels and cost analysis, provides information you need to know if you are building a new home and includes a detailed list of resources.

If you have additional questions, call 877-501-7835.