Big Sandy RECC
(606) 789-4095 or (888) 789-RECC (7322)
SimpleSaver pays you to help control your power cost; offers bill credits for participating A/C and water heater units. For more info see “SimpleSaver” article at top.
Provides assistance with finding upfront cash to pay for insulation, air-sealing improvements, and HVAC upgrades; participants make installment payments as part of their monthly utility bill.
Air-to-Air Heat Pump Rebate
Rebates for replacing existing electric furnace or baseboard heat with high-efficiency (14 SEER and 8.0 HSPF rating) heat pump; call for specific rebate values.
The Button-Up Weatherization Program offers an incentive to members for reducing the heat loss of their home. This program is available to all residential members served by Big Sandy RECC. Your home must be 2 years or older and your primary source of heat must be electric.
Touchstone New Construction (Heat Pump & Geothermal)
When building your new home, the more steps you take for energy efficiency now, the better off your family will be for years to come. This new construction program has different specific performance paths, which once achieved, will lead you to rebates and lower electric bills. Visit our Web site for further information, or if you are contracting the home, have your contractor call us first.
Appliance Recycling Program
Members can receive a $50 rebate for recycling an old, working refrigerator or freezer. Call 1-844-HAUL4ME (1-844-428-5463) and meet the following qualifications:
To qualify, the refrigerator or freezer:
•Must be plugged in and working at the time of pickup.
•Must be between 7.75-30 cubic feet.
•Must be empty and waterlines disconnected.
•Must have a clear pathway to access the unit.
•Must be located on a first or second story (a basement is also permissible).
For addition of energy-efficient windows and doors and/or insulation; Level 1: $40 per 1,000 BTU saved, with a maximum of $520 per home, Level 1 w/Air Sealing: $40 per 1,000 BTU saved with a maximum of $750; Level 2: Full Button-Up Level 1 Air Seal incentive plus an additional $310 for a total of $1,060; Level 3: Full Button-Up Level 1 Air Seal incentive plus an additional $620 for a total of $1,370; homes must be electrically heated and more than 2 years old.
ENERGY STAR Appliance Rebate
Members can receive rebates for the purchase of ENERGY STAR appliances as follows:
Clothes Washer $75
Heat Pump Water Heater $300
Heat Pump $300
Central Air Conditioning $300
Online Energy Audit
Members can go on the Big Sandy RECC Web site and click on “BillingInsights” to complete an online home energy audit. You will need your Big Sandy RECC account number to complete the audit. Participating members will receive a FREE LED light bulb in the mail.
In-Home Energy Audits
An extensive home energy audit is performed by our on-site energy advisor, and members can learn practical ways and places to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. This is a free service. Please call (606) 789-4095 or (888) 789-RECC (7322) to speak with an energy advisor about scheduling your audit.
ENERGY STAR Manufactured Home Program
If you’re thinking of purchasing a new manufactured home, be sure to request the ENERGY STAR Manufactured Home Program to your salesperson. You may be eligible for an ENERGY STAR-certified upgrade at no additional cost. In most cases, manufactured homes installed in our co-op service territory may be upgraded to ENERGY STAR standards through this energy-efficiency program. Right now, that’s an average savings of about $1,100 each year or about $90 a month on your electric bill.