HOME ENERGY CONSERVATION


Make your home more energy efficient with an Energy Audit


Snapping Shoals EMC is proud to offer members more ways to reduce their energy bills with free home energy audits.
Our home energy audits usually last 2 to 3 hours, depending on the size of the home, and include a walk-through inspection of the home's insulation, air infiltration areas (windows and doors) and attic ventilation by SSEMC employees.

A letter including our recommendations for making your home more energy efficient will be mailed to you following your audit. Recommendations include no-cost and low-cost improvements, such as switching to CFLs and adjusting your thermostat, to improvements requiring a larger investment, which have a much bigger payback.

For homeowners wishing to make improvements that require a larger investment, we encourage them to take advantage of the federal tax credit program. For more information on tax credits, please visit www.energystar.gov.

Audits will be scheduled Mondays through Fridays on a first-come, first-serve basis.



Energy Efficiency Rebates


Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

To help make our members' homes more energy efficient, Snapping Shoals EMC is offering rebates for members who replace their current central air conditioners and heat pumps. Qualifying units must have at least a 16 SEER rating. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, which defines the efficiency of air conditioners and heat pumps.


Water Heaters

Members switching from a gas water heater to a conventional electric or heat pump water heater may be eligible for a $400 rebate. Members switching from a standard electric water heater to a heat pump water heater may be eligible for a $200 rebate. The water heater must be at least 50 gallons, which is recommended by most manufacturers for a standard residential home, in order to receive the rebate.


Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems

SSEMC offers a rebate to residential members who install qualifying photovoltaic systems, also known as solar PV power systems. The rebate is designed to help offset a portion of the initial installation cost of the system. Members who qualify for the program are eligible to receive a one-time rebate of $250 per kW up to a maximum of 10kW ($2,500).


Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Members may also be eligible for a $400 rebate for permanently installing a qualifying electric vehicle charging station in a home served by SSEMC. Charging station adapters do not qualify for this rebate.


Rebate programs may end or change at any time. All programs are subject to verification from SSEMC. For more details and to find out if you qualify, call 770-786-3484.