Attic Insulation Rebate

Charlottesville Gas offers a rebate up to $300 when you have a licensed contractor add insulation to your home’s attic.

Upgrading the insulation in your home’s attic is one of the most cost-effective ways to increase your comfort, lower your heating and cooling bills, and improve your home’s energy efficiency.

Rule your Attic!

Rule Your Attic! Energy Star® knows that 90% of American homes are under-insulated, which means 9 out of 10 U.S. homeowners are wasting money on their energy bills.* For tips and instructions on a DIY check and inspection of your attic insulation visit,  Rule Your Attic!. Take action and insulate appropriately to save both energy and money. You can also have LEAP perform a Home Energy Check-Up to evaluate your home's energy efficiency, which includes an assessment of your attic insulation.
*Compared to 2006 IECC standards, Source: Boston University and NAIMA

Requirements for Attic Insulation Rebate

  • Customer must be the home/rental property owner and be in good credit standing with the City of Charlottesville
  • Must use natural gas for home heating**
  • Available to existing single-family homes only, and does not apply to garages or new construction
  • The existing R-value of attic insulation of the home must be R-30 or less and the ending R-value must be R-38 or greater
  • Valid for attic insulation installed between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2024***
  • Attic Insulation installation must be performed by a licensed contractor; at this time the rebate does not apply to self-install projects**** 
  • Only one attic insulation rebate per property address
  • Dealers/Contractors are not eligible to receive their customer’s rebate
    **Natural gas fireplaces do not qualify as the primary source of home heating.
    ***Attic Insulation installed between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021 is eligible for a $200 rebate only.
    ****Insulation installed through the no-cost home weatherization program is ineligible to receive a rebate. 

Note: Charlottesville Department of Utilities reserves the right to verify completed jobs before payment of a rebate. Rebate programs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Funding and guidelines for these programs may be changed or discontinued at any time without notice.

Applying for this Rebate

All applications require the following documentation: 

  • Photo documentation of pre-existing R-value prior to work being performed
  • Copy of invoice stating pre-existing R-value, added R-value, and square footage covered
  • Photo documentation of new R-value installed
  • Itemized cost of insulation on invoice 
  • Completed rebate form (PDF)

How to submit your rebate:

  • Submit your request electronically
  • Or you can mail the form and required documentation to:
    City of Charlottesville
    Utilities Outreach
    305 4th Street NW
    Charlottesville, VA 22903

If you need a copy of the rebate form mail to you, please contact us at 434-970-3812