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Energy Efficiency Programs

 

There are several energy efficiency improvements that you can make to your home to help reduce its energy consumption.  SBEC wants to help; we have a variety of programs that can help if you are trying to reduce your home’s energy consumption.  SBEC is offering the Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs for energy efficient home improvements.  Be sure to consult your contractor or SBEC’s Member Services Representative to determine which measures would be the most beneficial in reducing your home’s energy consumption.  Rebates for the programs start on January 1ST and run through December 31ST, or while funds are available.  Once funds budgeted for the rebate programs are exhausted, the programs will stop for the remainder of the year.

Rebates will be applied to the member’s account in the form of a bill credit.

New For 2018:  Rebates can now be downloaded from the SBEC website and filled out on your computer.  You no longer have to print the rebate form and then fill it out by hand, although you still have that option.  Once you finish completing the rebate application, you can then submit it back to SBEC by email.  Just don’t forget to scan and attach a copy of your invoice as well as any other requested documentation.  Completed rebates can be returned to SBEC by emailing them to: gadams@sbec.org  

 

2018 Energy Rebate Programs 

(Purchases made from January 1, 2018- December 31, 2018)

 

 

 

HVAC Rebate Program

  • $ 400 – Heat pump
  • $ 300 – Central air conditioning with a gas heating system
  • Heat pumps and air conditioners must have a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) of 15 or higher.
  • New home construction or existing homes qualify

2018 HVAC REBATE APPLICATION 

 

 

Geothermal Heat Pump Program

  • $1000 per unit - Geothermal Heat Pump System
  • Geothermal heat pump minimum efficiency rating requirements vary by type of system. Please see detailed program guidelines to determine the minimum ratings for each specific type of system.
  • New home construction or existing homes qualify. 

2018 GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMP REBATE APPLICATION  

 

 

HVAC Loan Program

The HVAC Loan Program allows SBEC members to finance a new central heating and cooling system at a competitive interest rate.  The loan requires no down payment, and has no processing fees or hidden costs.  Just complete the application and return it for fast approval. Mobile homes, manufactured homes and new home construction are not eligible.

2018 HVAC Loan Application 

 
 

Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters

  • Water Heater must have an Energy Factor (EF) of 2.0 or higher
  • Must be 30 gallons or larger
  • New home construction or existing Homes qualify

2018 Heat Pump Water Heater Rebate Application  

 

 

Energy Star Appliances

  • Rebate of $50 per appliance with a maximum of $250 paid per year for Energy Star rated appliances.
  • Appliances must be ENERGY STAR rated to qualify. 
  • New home construction or existing homes qualify.

2018 Energy Star Appliance Rebate Application 

 

 

Attic and Ceiling Insulation

  • Rebate of 15¢ per square foot of installed attic and ceiling insulation.
  • Starting insulation value must be R-19 or less, and final insulation value must be at least R-30
  • Rebate is for existing homes only.

2018 Attic/Ceiling Insulation Rebate Application 

 

 

Programmable Thermostats

  • Rebate of $25 per programmable thermostat.
  • Rebate is for existing homes only .

2018 Programmable Thermostat Rebate Application 

 

 

Window Replacement

  • Rebate of $2 per square foot of window opening.
  • Replacement  windows must be Energy Star rated for the Southern Climate Zone to qualify.
  • Rebate is for existing homes only.

2018 Window Replacement Rebate Application 

 

 

Window Solar Screens or Film

  • Rebate of $0.50 per square foot of solar screen or film installed.

  • Solar screen must have a heat gain blockage equal to or greater than 70%.

  • Solar film mist have a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) equal to or less than 0.40.
  • Entire window must be covered.
  • Rebate is for existing homes only.

2018 Solar Screen & Film Rebate Application

 

 

Contractors List

In no way does SBEC assume responsibility for the work completed by contractors listed on the SBEC contractors list. This list is provided strictly as a database of contractors available that provide services in the SBEC service territory. If you wish to be included on this list, please contact the SBEC Member Services Department at 979.865.3171 or PO Box 1208, Bellville, Texas 77418.

Contractors List

 

Energy Star Tax Credits

At this time, the only federal tax credits for energy efficiency improvements that remain in effect are for solar energy systems (solar water heaters and solar panels). These federal tax credits remain in effect through December 2021. 

Even through they are not qualified for a tax credit, you may still consider purchasing an ENERGY STAR certified product. ENERGY STAR distinguishes energy efficient products which, although they may cost more to purchase than standard models, will pay you back in lower energy bills within a reasonable amount of time, without a tax credit. For more information on solar energy tax credits and ENERGY STAR products, click on link below. 

Energy Star Website

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