Home Energy Improvement

  • Home Energy Assessment

    Take the first step! Get up to a $200 rebate when you receive a thorough home energy assessment from a Georgia Power program participating contractor.

    Preconditions & Requirements

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  • Locate a Contractor

    Find a qualified contractor near you, who knows how to get the job done.

    Find a Contractor
     
  • Applications & Forms

    Find the online rebate application and forms you need for this program.

    Applications & Forms
     
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  • Find a Participating Multifamily Property

    A list is included of multifamily properties that have participated in our Home Energy Improvement Program by making a qualifying energy-efficiency upgrade.

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Whole House

The most effective way to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home is through a comprehensive, whole house approach. Georgia Power customers who choose the “Whole-House” approach can qualify for up to $2,200 in rebates depending on which total energy reduction level is met.

 

The Whole-House option is a comprehensive approach that assesses all of the systems within your home. A program participating contractor will use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and software to perform a comprehensive home energy assessment and identify specific energy-saving measures and home improvements that will reduce energy costs, improve indoor air quality and create a more comfortable and healthy home. Once the recommended improvements are successfully completed by a participating program contractor, a follow up assessment will determine the resulting energy performance and customers can receive a rebate up to $2,200 based on the energy savings actually achieved.

 
Individual Improvements

If the “Whole-House” approach does not fit your needs, you can still take advantage of “Individual Improvements” where up to $700 in rebates are paid depending on the energy efficiency improvements made.

 

Depending on the improvement type, installation may be performed by a homeowner, a non-program participating contractor and/or a program participating contractor. Once the Individual Improvements are successfully installed, the appropriate rebates up to $700 will be paid accordingly.

 

Get started with some of these individual measures:

 

Home Energy Assessment | Air Sealing | Duct Sealing | Programmable Thermostat | Insulation | Heat Pump | Electric Water Heater Tank Wrap

 

Note: Certain preconditions and requirements must be met in order to qualify for the Home Energy Improvement Program rebates. To learn more about the preconditions and requirements, please see the rebate brochure under Applications & Forms or call 1-877-310-5607.

 
 
Rebates
MEASURE SYSTEM/
APPLICATION
AMOUNT
Home Energy Assessment All Systems & Applications Up to $200

Get up to $200 in rebates when you have a program participating contractor conduct a comprehensive energy use assessment of your home. To learn more about the rebate qualifications, please call 1-877-310-5607.

Home Energy Assessment | Find a Contractor | View Brochure

Home Energy Improvement Program: Whole-House Approach All Systems & Applications Up to $2,200

Get up to $2,200 in rebates and lower your energy usage up to 30% by making qualifying home improvements through a program participating contractor. To learn more about the rebate qualifications, please call 1-877-310-5607.

Program Page | Find a Contractor | View Brochure

Programmable Thermostat Heating & Cooling Up to $100

Get up to a $100 rebate and up to $100* in annual energy savings when you install a programmable thermostat. To learn more about the rebate qualifications, please call 1-877-310-5607.

* Source: www.ConsumerEnergyCenter.org

Program Page | View Brochure | Find a Contractor | Rebate Application

Electric Water Heater Tank Wrap Water Heating Up to $50

You may be eligible for a rebate of up to $50 when you wrap your electric water heater with an insulated blanket. To learn more about the rebate qualifications, please call 1-877-310-5607.

Learn More | Video | Instructions | View Brochure | Find a Contractor

Air Leak Sealing Heating & Cooling Up to $400

Get up to a $400 rebate when you have a program participating contractor seal the air leaks in your home. To learn more about the rebate qualifications, please call 1-877-310-5607.

Program Page | Video | View Brochure | Find a Contractor

Attic Insulation Heating & Cooling Up to $300

Get up to a $300 rebate when you insulate your attic with qualifying materials. To learn more about the rebate qualifications, please call 1-877-310-5607.

Program Page | Video | View Brochure | Find a Contractor

Knee Wall Insulation Heating & Cooling Up to $150

Get up to $150 in rebates when you insulate a knee wall in your home with qualifying materials. To learn more about the rebate qualifications, please call 1-877-310-5607.

Program Page | Video | View Brochure | Find a Contractor

Air Duct Sealing Heating & Cooling Up to $400

Get up to a $400 rebate when you have a Duct and Envelope Tightness Verifier (DET)-certified contractor seal your heating and air duct system. To learn more about the rebate qualifications, please call 1-877-310-5607.

Program Page | Video | View Brochure | Find a Contractor

Heat Pump Water Heating System: Converting From a Gas Water Heater Water Heating $550

Georgia Power customers can take advantage of up to a $550 rebate when they convert their existing gas water heater to a hybrid electric heat pump water heater with a 50 gallon tank or greater hybrid electric heat pump water heater with an efficiency rating of 2.0 or greater. Must be a Georgia Power customer. Rebate offer ends December 31, 2016. This rebate cannot be combined with the Marathon water heater rebate offer. For more information, call 1.800.524.2421.

Learn More | Video

Heat Pump Water Heating System: Replacing an Existing Electric Water Heater Water Heating $250

Georgia Power customers can take advantage of a $250 rebate when they replace their existing electric water heater with a 50 gallon tank or greater hybrid electric heat pump water heater with an efficiency rating of 2.0 or greater.  Must be a Georgia Power residential customer. Rebate offer ends December 31, 2016. For more information, call 1.800.524.2421.

Learn More | Video

Heat Pump: Replacing an Existing Heat Pump or Electric Furnace Heating & Cooling Up to $250

Georgia Power customers can take advantage of up to a $250 rebate when they replace their existing heat pump or electric furnace.

  • $250 Rebate for ≥ 18 SEER Traditional Heat Pump or ≥ 16 SEER Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) replacement conversion ductless systems only
  • $100 Rebate for ≥ 15 SEER replacement

For more information call 1-800-524-2421 or email us*.
*Please provide the following information: account number, full name, address, phone number and the installing contractor’s name and phone number.

Learn More | Video | Find a Dealer | Program Page

Must be a Georgia Power single family residential customer. Rebate offer good from January 1 – December 31, 2016 with installations being made by December 31, 2016 by participating qualified HVAC dealers.

 
 

Eligibility Requirements

 

Must be a Georgia Power customer to participate. For “Whole-House” rebate consideration, a BPI energy Assessment must be performed, and recommended improvements must be completed by a qualified contractor participating in the Georgia Power Home Energy Improvement Program. Contractor will charge a fee for the assessment. Rebate eligibility for improvements depends on assessment results. All work is subject to third party verification. Any improvement agreements are between the customer and contractor. Georgia Power takes no responsibility for improvement agreements. Contractors set work prices. All rebates may not apply if customer’s home is not eligible for all qualifying improvements. All reimbursement forms must be signed, submitted and reviewed for accuracy before rebate is paid. Rebates are subject to limitations and subject to change. Customer’s actual utility bill savings will vary depending on individual energy usage and qualifying improvements made.

FAQs

 

What is Georgia Power’s Home Energy Improvement Program?
Georgia Power’s Home Energy Improvement Program is a statewide program aimed at helping Georgia Power customers save money and energy through recommended home energy improvements. Local contractors participating in Georgia Power’s Home Energy Improvement Program can help you cost-effectively improve your home’s comfort and energy efficiency. These specially-trained and certified contractors check to see where your home is wasting energy using state-of-the-art equipment, and then recommend comprehensive improvements that will yield the best results.

 

Why is Georgia Power sponsoring the Home Energy Improvement Program?
Georgia Power has always helped educate its customers on ways to use electricity more efficiently. Georgia Power’s Home Energy Improvement Program offers both a “Whole-House” approach and an “Individual Improvements” approach as two helpful ways to assist customers to find cost effective ways to make their homes more energy efficient. Using an initial home energy assessment including diagnostic testing and visual inspections where required, the contractor can identify what improvements are needed for your home and prioritize the improvements that have the biggest benefit to you, the homeowner.

 

How does the program work and how do I participate?
Decide which approach – “Whole-House” or “Individual Improvements” – works best for your family’s needs. And be sure to familiarize yourself with all the potential rebates available for each approach.
If interested in the “Whole-House” approach or just the “Whole-House” assessment, contact a participating contractor to conduct a home energy assessment. We recommend speaking with a few contractors before making your final contractor choice. Make sure you fully understand contractor costs and scope of work.
Have the energy assessment performed by contractor – including the diagnostic “test in”.
Receive a list of recommended energy improvements from contractor.
If recommended improvements are on Georgia Power’s rebate lists, understand and make note of possible rebates.

 

You may hire the participating contractor to follow through on recommended improvements for reducing “Whole-House” energy use.
Participating contractors will use home assessment diagnostic testing to ensure that the home has met the minimum energy reduction targets.
Allow the energy auditor’s diagnostic “test out” to be completed.

 

You may also choose to install “Individual Improvements” through a state-licensed contractor, a BPI-certified contractor or yourself, depending on the improvement. Non-certified contractors may only install those measures indicated within eligibility criteria.
Home energy assessments are not required for rebate payments under this option.

 

Complete all required forms and submit rebate request to Georgia Power for reimbursement payment.

 

Can I use my own contractor?
In order to qualify for Georgia Power’s “Whole-House” rebates, you must use a participating contractor from Georgia Power’s “approved contractor” list who has received special training to perform home assessments and home improvements as part of the Georgia Power Home Energy Improvement Program. These contractors have been trained and have passed the Building Performance Institute’s (BPI) building analyst test. As a part of Georgia Power Home Energy Improvement Program, once certain recommended improvements have been completed – such as increasing insulation levels – the contractor must confirm the work was performed properly and meets the required standard using diagnostic “test out” equipment. If, for some reason, there is a problem, contractors in Georgia Power’s program have agreed that they will continue the work (at no additional cost) to make the proper corrections. This program is designed with many checks and balances in place to ensure not only that the work is performed correctly but that the home energy improvements made result in the desired energy savings.

 

What should I expect to pay for an assessment?
A typical comprehensive home energy assessment can cost $400- $700. Each contractor sets their own pricing and Georgia Power has no responsibility over the contractor’s price. Some factors that affect the assessment cost are the size of the home, the number of heating and cooling (HVAC) systems, and accessibility to assessment areas. During your initial contractor calls it is highly recommended that you discuss the possible cost and provide the contractor with as much information regarding your home as you can to assist them in providing you with the most accurate cost estimate.

 

What is Georgia Power’s relationship with the participating contractors?
Georgia Power’s Home Energy Improvement Program depends on third party home energy experts. We work through a statewide network of established and certified contractors because these contractors have made the commitment to have technicians complete the required training and screening to meet the Georgia Power’s Home Energy Improvement Program requirements. Georgia Power’s Home Energy Improvement Program is based on a “Whole-House”, all systems working together, approach. The program also offers an “Individual Improvements” approach that offers more flexibility for the homeowner who may want to use their own state-licensed contractor and/or do some of the work themselves. Also remember, any agreement on improvements is between the customer and the contractor. Georgia Power takes no responsibility for the agreement between the customer and the contractor for the improvements and does not guarantee the contractor’s work.

 

How do I get rebates for the qualifying energy audit or recommended improvements made?
Once rebate paperwork is submitted to Georgia Power (typically within six to eight weeks), a check is sent to the Georgia Power account holder. Rebates are paid in the form of checks only, there are no credits issued to the customer’s Georgia Power bill at this time.

 

Why do some contractors only perform home energy assessments, while other contractors perform the energy assessments and also complete the recommended home energy improvements?
Georgia Power’s Home Energy Improvement Program is a statewide program supported by a statewide network of home energy improvement contractors. This approach gives customers more flexibility in their contractor choices. Some customers may prefer separating contractor roles and responsibilities with one company providing the home energy assessment and a second company actually performing the recommended home energy improvements. While other customers may prefer the ease of working with only one company that performs both the home energy assessment and all the recommended home energy improvements from start to finish.

 

Given I may receive up to $2,200 in potential rebates, what should I expect to spend on qualifying improvements?
Each home is different. The required improvements and associated costs to make the improvements will vary as well. A typical home might require “Whole-House” improvements costing between $7,000 and $12,000 to qualify for the maximum rebate of $2,200. The “Individual Improvements” costs also vary.

 

Keep in mind the Georgia Power rebates are offered as a means to help offset or reduce some of the initial costs of the home energy improvements. However, you will soon begin enjoying the long-term increases in comfort and energy savings resulting from the energy improvements you make. These cost estimates are meant as a point of reference but is not a guarantee of any sort. The actual total improvement cost could be more or less depending on your specific home and necessary energy improvements. Some homes may not qualify for all the available rebates.

 
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