Snapping Shoals EMC is proud to offer members more ways to reduce their energy bills with free home
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. Although a routine audit does not typically include a detailed analysis
of the home’s heating and cooling system, our team of energy audit experts will conduct a detailed heat loss/heat
gain report for those who are considering upgrading their system.
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.
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.
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.