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In-Home Energy Evaluation Program

Your local power company and TVA are making it easier than ever to become energy efficient while also saving money. With the new In-Home Energy Evaluation Program, you can reduce your power usage and receive a cash rebate and financing assistance for installing home energy improvements. The recommended eligible improvements you make are eligible for reimbursement of 50 percent of the installation cost, with an upper limit of $500, and convenient financing.

Here’s how it works

Schedule an in-home energy evaluation by a TVA-certified evaluator. Some power companies may charge an in-home evaluation fee. If the homeowner makes recommended eligible improvements costing $150 or more this fee will be reimbursed in addition to the rebate and financing (if applicable).

• After your home is evaluated, a report is created outlining the potential energy-efficiency improvements and available cash rebates and financing (if applicable).

• Improvements must be made by a member of the TVA Quality Contractor Network, except for self-installed measures (as allowed by your local power company). The evaluator will provide the names of qualified contractors.

• All home improvements must be completed within 90 days. Once the work is finished, it will be inspected to ensure that everything is installed properly to maximize savings.

• After the inspection, you submit receipts for the completed work to be eligible for the cash rebate. For financing, your contractor will be paid directly upon successful completion of the inspection.

See a video on how the evaluation works

Cash rebate

No matter how many energy efficiency improvements are made, $500 is the maximum reimbursable amount for all approved work completed. Some improvements have lower maximum amounts, and some require power company pre-approval (see table below).

Financing

Financing is available for recommended eligible improvements, subject to credit approval (where available).

Eligible improvements

The items below are eligible for financing or up to a 50 percent cash rebate on recommended improvements. Some items may also be eligible for federal tax credits. For information on other incentives that may be available visit the Tax Incentives Assistance Project site.

ELIGIBLE IMPROVEMENTS

ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT

REBATE

FINANCING AVAILABLE?

SELF- INSTALLATION PERMITTED*

Replacement windows (must be ENERGY STAR® qualified)

$500

NO

NO

Storm windows

$500

YES

NO

Duct repair/replacement and sealing (existing HVAC only)

$500

YES

NO

Rehabilitation work (minor repair work such as broken glass, glazing, or prime door replacement, with power company pre-approval)

$250

YES

YES

HVAC Replacement (must be ENERGY STAR ® qualified)

• All heat pumps included

Ask your evaluator if your power company allows:

• Dual-fuel heat pumps
• Air conditioning (with gas pack or gas split)

$250 per unit

• Heat pumps • Dual-fuel heat pumps

NO

Attic insulation/ventilation (must be nonpowered)

$500

YES

YES

Floor or perimeter insulation and vapor barrier (ground cover)

$500

YES

YES

Kneewall insulation (In attic)

$500

YES

YES

Electric water heater insulation and pipe insulation

$50

YES

YES

Air sealing (including weatherstrip and caulk)

$500

YES

YES

Central AC/heat pump tune-up

$150 per unit

YES

NO

*For self-installed improvements, only the cost of the materials may be claimed; may not be financed; $250 maximum cash rebate; requires pre-approval by power company.

 

Non-eligible items

The following items are not eligible for the cash incentive or financing option:

  • Carbon monoxide detector or monitor
  • Clothes washers or dryers
  • Compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Dishwashers
  • Insulated garage doors
  • Programmable thermostats (existing HVAC)
  • Radiant barriers
  • Refrigerators
  • Room air conditioners
  • Storm doors
  • Wall insulation (excluding kneewall insulation)
  • Water heaters (including tankless/instantaneous)
  • Window film/solar screens

For more information on the In-Home Energy Evaluation Program, contact, contact your local power company.

Participating Power Companies

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In-home evaluations are scheduled in advance at the request of a homeowner and performed by TVA-certified evaluators. Residents should report any uninvited persons claiming to represent TVA or the local power company to local authorities immediately.

           
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