Programs and Tax Credits are available for helping Louisiana residents increase the energy efficiency of their homes and businesses.

Entergy is committed to helping customers manage their energy costs. Many customers and employees may be searching for ways to make their homes more energy efficient This list describes Louisiana programs and federal tax credits to help people improve the energy efficiency of their homes and businesses.

Homeowner Resources 

  • ENERGY STAR: When you buy a new appliance, look for the ENERGY STAR label that will save money in energy use over time. ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. Energy efficient choices can save families about a third on their energy bill with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features, style or comfort. For more information please visit www.ENERGYSTAR.gov.
  • Louisiana Home Energy Loan Program: Under this program, homeowners can get reduced interest home improvement loans to make energy-related improvements to their existing homes. DNR will finance half of the improvements at two percent interest, up to a maximum of $6,000 on the DNR portion. To participate in the HELP program, homeowners must use a lending institution participating in the program. For a list of participating lenders call the HELP hotline at 1-800-836-9589. There are two ways homeowners can qualify for HELP low-interest home improvement loans. They can have an energy rating conducted on their home or they can choose from a list of pre-approved improvements. Information on how to apply and a list of pre-approved items is available at this Web site: http://dnr.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=40&pnid=103&nid=105.

Builder and Commercial Resources

  • LA House: The LA House is a research-based showcase for home construction sponsored by the LSU AgCenter and many partners, including Entergy. It educates homeowners and contractors about building homes with more comfort, durability and health while using less energy, resources and damage from natural hazards. The LA House is a great resource for technical solutions to building better, including hurricane protection building techniques. More information is available at  www.LouisianaHouse.org.