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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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DEMCO - Touchstone Energy Home Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 06/05/2012
Program Overview:
State: Louisiana
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Custom/Others pending approval
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Electric Heat Pump: $0.10 per square foot of living area
Water Heater: $125
Web Site:

DEMCO, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, provides residential customers who have a qualified Touchstone Energy Home, a rebate of up to $0.10 per square foot of living area for electric heat pumps and $125 for electric water heaters. The special one-time rebate is not a permanent offer.

The main Touchstone Energy Home features are:
• R-19 composite wall insulation
• R-30 ceiling insulation
• Attic ventilation
• R-19 floor insulation over crawl spaces
• Double pane windows or low-E windows
• Metal insulated door or solid core wood door
• Infiltration control to help prevent air from leaking into the home
• Exhaust systems in bathrooms and kitchen
• An exterior house wrap
• Metal duct systems with minimum 3” insulation wrap or locate duct in conditioned space
• An energy-efficient electric water heater from DEMCO
• A high-efficiency electric heat pump

Guidelines for building a Touchstone Energy Home and more detailed information are available online.

  DEMCO Headquarters
16262 Wax Road
Greenwell Springs, LA 70739
Phone: (225) 261-1221 Ext.228
Phone 2: (800) 262-0221
Web Site:
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