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Sawnee EMC - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 06/25/2012
Program Overview:
State: Georgia
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Building Insulation, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, HVAC Upgrades
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Low-Income Residential
Amount:Attic Insulation Upgrades: 50% of project cost up to $200
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $30
Hybrid Water Heater: $100
HVAC Tune-Up: 50% of cost, up to $25
HVAC Tune-Up with Duct Sealing: $100
Heat Pump/AC in Existing Home: $50/ton
Energy Star Home: 100% of certification costs up to $500
Low Income Weatherization: $200 (paid to local community agency)
Maximum Incentive:Attic Insulation Upgrades: $200
HVAC Tune-Up: $25
HVAC Tune-Up with Duct Sealing: $100
Energy Star Home: $500
Equipment Requirements:Attic Insulation Upgrades: attic insulation must upgrade to at least R-38
Heat Pump/AC in Existing Home: SEER 15 or higher
Installation Requirements:Attic Insulation Upgrades: does not apply to homes built after 1/1/05
Expiration Date:12/31/2012
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Sawnee EMC provides a variety of rebates for residential customers building new energy efficient homes or making energy efficiency improvements to existing homes.
The Energy Efficiency Existing Home Rebate Program offers rebates for attic insulation upgrades, HVAC tune-ups, hybrid water heaters, and appliance recycling. In order to qualify for the rebates, members must first have a free on-site evaluation performed by a Sawnee EMC Energy Service Representative (ESR). Measures recommended by the ESR then qualify for the rebate once they have been completed and inspected.

The Energy Star Home Program provides a $500 rebate for new homes that meet a variety of energy efficiency requirements located on the program web site. In order to qualify for the rebate, homes must be single-family, detached, permanent dwellings. The home will be inspected during the building process to assure that it meets the program guidelines.  

Sawnee will also provide up to $200 to local community agencies that provide weatherization assistance to income qualified members.  For more information, visit the program website or contact the utility directly.





  Customer Service - Sawnee EMC
Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation
543 Atlanta Highway
Cumming, GA 30040
Phone: (770) 887-2363 Ext.7133
Phone 2: (800) 635-9131
Fax: (678) 513-8106
Web Site:
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