Central Georgia Electric Membership Corporation

2014 Energy Efficiency Rebates


To help make our customer’s homes more energy efficient, Central Georgia EMC offers a number of programs and services designed to conserve electricity and save money. In 2014, Central Georgia EMC will be offering the following rebate programs for residential homes serviced by Central Georgia EMC:

• Energy Star Qualified Heat Pump Upgrade
• HVAC Tune Up
• Geothermal Heat Pump
• Photovoltaic System
• Energy Star Qualified Electric Storage Water Heaters

2014 Rebate Information and Application


All Central Georgia EMC 2014 rebates are subject to change without notice.  Rebates will end on December 19, 2014 unless otherwise noted. All improvements must meet Energy Star minimums.

Replacing your HVAC-
Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

Central Georgia EMC is offering rebates for customers who replace their current central air conditioners and heat pumps with a more efficient Heat Pump System. In order to qualify, the new system must be rated 16 SEER or higher. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, which defines the efficiency of air conditioners and heat pumps.

Rebate amounts vary depending on the type of unit that is being replaced. After the system is replaced, you or your contractor must supply us with the manufacturer’s specifications to verify that the system meets rebate criteria. Customer must consent to Load Management Switch to be installed on qualifying equipment before rebate can be processed. Equipment must be installed on or after January 1, 2014 to qualify for the rebate.

Heat Pump Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER)
Rebate Amount
18 SEER or Greater
Gas to Heat Pump, in addition (16 SEER or Greater)


HVAC Tune Up

CGEMC offers up to a maximum $75 for a tune-up on a primary residence HVAC system (only one unit per customer).  A licensed and insured HVAC contractor must perform HVAC Tune-up.

Half of the energy used in a home is for heating and cooling.  If your HVAC system is not working properly, your electric usage could be higher.   A tune-up of your heating and cooling system can improve its efficiency and comfort.  Maintaining your equipment can assist in preventing future problems and unnecessary costs.


Geothermal Heat Pump Rebate

CGEMC is offering a $250 per ton, maximum three (3) tons rebate for geothermal heat pump systems installed in new or existing customer’s homes.

Geothermal heat pumps are among the most efficient and comfortable heating and cooling technologies available because they use the earth’s natural heat to provide heating, and cooling.  ENERGY STAR qualified geothermal heat pumps are over 45 percent more efficient than standard options.

Energy Efficient Electric Storage Water Heaters

The water heater is the second largest energy user in a home. Central Georgia EMC is offering rebates for customers who replace their current water heaters with a more efficient Energy Star Qualified Electric Storage Water Heaters.  customers who qualify for the program are eligible to receive a one-time rebate of $200 for an Energy Star Qualified Electric Storage Water Heater. Customers who switch from gas to an Energy Star Electric Storage Water Heater will receive an additional $100 rebate. Customers who switch from a gas water heater to a standard electric water heater will be eligible for $50 rebate.

Water Heater
Rebate Amount
Heat Pump Water Heating
Solar Thermal Water Heating
Gas to Heat Pump or Solar Thermal
Water Heating, additional
Gas to Standard Electric Storage Water Heater



pv.jpgPhotovoltaic System

Customers who qualify for the program are eligible to receive a one-time rebate of $450 per kilowatt (kW) of capacity installed, up to 10kW.

If a residential customer chooses to install a qualifying photovoltaic system on their new or existing home, the rebate will help offset a portion of the initial investment.  Please submit an application for rebate prior to installation of the system. Visit www.cgemc.com/PVRebateProgram.aspx for more information.


Total Electric New Home Rebate

Rebate Application

CGEMC is offering an energy-efficiency rebate for new construction homes with total electric service. CGEMC will reimburse the contribution-in-aid fee of construction for the first 100 feet of underground service for a qualifying total electric home up to $200.

The following requirements must be met:

  • Energy Star Qualified electric heat pump,
  • electric storage water heater, solar water heater, or electric heat pump water heater.

Applicants will also need to agree to participate in CGEMC’s Load Management Switch program. The load management switch will be installed by a CGEMC on both the qualifying heat pump compressor and qualifying water heater. All applicants must agree to have a Load Management Switch on the heat pump compressor and qualifying water heater as long as CGEMC maintains a Load Management program. Homes constructed after January 1, 2014, qualify for this rebate.






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