Residential Rebates and Incentives
Members can receive grants for making energy efficient improvements to their home. Upgraded measures must be inspected and/or verified by a Sawnee EMC Energy Services Representative. It is at Sawnee EMC’s sole discretion to determine which measures are applicable at the site. Grant funds may be obtained through the applicable calendar year as available and while funds remain.
Please note, programs and grants are subject to change without notice. All rebates are issued as a credit on the qualifying member’s Sawnee EMC electric bill. The rebate program is for work completed in 2018 and are not retroactive or prospective.
To apply for a rebate:
A member can apply for a rebate by submitting a copy of the invoice(s) or receipt(s) of their energy efficiency upgrade to Sawnee EMC’s Energy Services Department. Paperwork must show the work was completed in 2018 and the deadline to submit paperwork is 12/31/18. Paperwork can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 678-513-8106 or a copy can be mailed to Sawnee EMC, ATTN: Energy Services, 543 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA 30040.
2018 Residential Rebates and Incentives:
|No.||Program and Description||Grant|
|1||Attic Insulation Upgrade
A member can receive an energy grant for increasing their structure’s entire attic insulating value to R-49 or greater. Does not apply to homes built after 1/1/13.
|Half (½) of the total cost up to a maximum of $200.00|
|2||Low Income Weatherization
To assist in the weatherization of homes occupied by members considered low income. Sawnee can award a maximum of $200 to a local community agency that will provide weatherization assistance to the member.
|Up to $200 per home to be paid to the community agency that completes the work|
|3||2nd Refrigerator/Freezer Turn-In
Sawnee EMC will pay an incentive and remove the unit for a member to replace their 2nd working refrigerator or freezer with a new ENERGY STAR model. The old unit must be at least 10 years old. Rebate does not apply to replacement of the main kitchen refrigerator.
|One time $30 rebate for removal of 2nd refrigerator or freezer|
|4||Electric Hybrid Water Heater
Sawnee will pay an incentive to a member for replacing an existing water heater with a new energy saving Heat Pump Water Heater.
|One time $100 rebate|
Incentive can be received for having a professional grade sealing of ductwork with mastic.
|One time rebate of half (½) of the cost up to a maximum of $100 per home|
|6||HVAC Tune Up
Sawnee will pay an incentive for a member to have a professional air conditioner/heat pump “tune up” performed at their residence on the outside condensing unit. Does not apply to gas furnace tune ups.
|Half (½) of the cost up to a maximum of $20 for each HVAC system|
Sawnee will pay an incentive for submitting proof of programming a thermostat to Energy Star guidelines. Submitted pictures must clearly show all programmed settings on the thermostat. Members can submit their pictures at www.sawnee.com/programit
|One time $5 per thermostat rebate|
|8||Variable Speed Pool Pump
A member may be eligible for a rebate for the installation of variable speed pool pump(s) to replace a single speed pool pump.
|½ of the cost up to a maximum of $100 per pump|
|9||Central Cooling Load Management Switch
For each central air conditioner or heat pump load management switch installed on the member’s equipment, Sawnee will provide an incentive. Member must own HVAC unit.
|Total annual credit of $36 per switch; paid through three (3) equal increments of $12 on the June, July and August billing statement|
|10||ENERGY STAR Home (for new construction only)
If a member builds a home to ENERGY STAR standards, they may be eligible for a rebate to cover the cost of the professional inspection required to certify the home as ENERGY STAR.
|100% of the cost of the certification(s) up to a maximum of $500 per home|
|11||Existing Home Heat Pump Rebate
A member may be eligible for a rebate for the installation of an air source heat pump having an outside unit that has a yellow ENERGY GUIDE rating of 17.0 SEER or higher as a replacement for an existing system or as an addition to the home. A Sawnee EMC Load Management switch must be installed to qualify.
Load Management Consent Form (PDF)
|$50 per ton|
|12||Existing Home Air Conditioner Rebate
A member may be eligible for a rebate for the installation of an air conditioner having an outside unit that has a yellow ENERGY GUIDE rating of 17.0 SEER or higher as a replacement for an existing system or as an addition to the home. A Sawnee EMC Load Management switch must be installed to qualify.
Load Management Consent Form (PDF)
|$50 per ton|
|13||Radiant Barrier Roof Sheathing (for new construction only)
Sawnee will offer an incentive for radiant barrier roof sheathing used in construction of new homes. This rebate only applies to roof decking (such as LP TechShield) with radiant barrier preapplied by manufacturer. It does not apply to "roll out", "paint-on", or any other form of radiant barrier.
|Half (½) of the total cost up to a maximum of $100.00 per home|
For more information, contact our Marketing Department at 770-887-2363, ext. 7-133 or complete our online Rebate Information Request Form to further inquire about any rebate.