New Construction Only
Rebates: (must meet requirements below)
TSE Home Rebate
*.10 cents per square foot of living area
Water Heater Rebate
*A: Touchstone Energy Home receives up to 2 rebates at $125.00 each (1500 sq ft or larger)
*B: Non-Touchstone Energy Home receives up to 2 rebates at $100.00 each (1500 sq ft or larger)
*Members must sign up for load management to participate in either TSE or WH rebate program.
The Touchstone Energy® Home is an excellent program designed to help DEMCO members with building an energy efficient home that is all-electric. Technically, the use of these features means that a home's energy requirements for heating and cooling can be reduced by as much as 40 percent over a conventionally constructed home while maintaining and even improving comfort levels. As DEMCO has always placed a high priority on energy efficiency, this program provides the member with a roadmap to building an energy efficient home and offers special incentives.
Touchstone Energy® Home Requirements:
- R-19 composite wall insulation
- R-30 ceiling insulation
- Attic ventilation
- R-19 floor insulation over crawl spaces
- Double pane windows or single pane with storm windows
- Metal insulated doors or solid core wood doors
- Infiltration controls to help prevent air from leaking into and out of the home
- Exhaust systems in bathrooms and kitchen
- An exterior house wrap
- Metal duct systems with minimum 3" insulation wrap
- An energy-efficient electric water heater
- A high-efficiency electric heat pump
- Load management terminal (LMT) device
Water Heater Requirements:
- Electric – 240 volt or greater.
- Capacity of 40 gallons or greater.
- Energy rating of .92 or higher.
- Installed by licensed plumber to meet all state and local building code.
If you would like to find out more, contact DEMCO at 225-262-3072.