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Cut Home Improvement Costs with Rebates, Incentives from Jackson EMC

How many times has cost prohibited you from doing something you wanted or needed to do?

If you’re like me, the answer is probably “too many times to count.”

And that’s why the rebates, incentives and financing offered by Jackson EMC are exciting. With these price-slashing tools available, there’s greater opportunity to make the home improvements you’ve been putting off and purchase the tools that could lower your energy costs.

Jackson EMC routinely makes available a broad array of enticing rebates and incentives to encourage its members to use highly efficient, energy-saving and cost-saving technologies.

To keep abreast of what’s offered, visit jacksonemc.com/rebates. You may be surprised at what you see. Here’s a brief rundown of money-saving options currently available to owners of existing homes:

Smart Thermostats. Co-op members who shop at Jackson EMC Marketplace can save substantially with $50 instant rebates on smart thermostats. Several of these high-tech, cost-saving thermostats are available at different price points, including the 3rd Generation Nest Learning Thermostat and Ecobee4 WiFi Thermostat with Built-in Alexa Voice Service (each regularly priced at $249 but only $199 with rebate) and the Ecobee3 Lite WiFi Thermostat and Nest Thermostat E, each regularly priced at $169 with an instant rebate price of $119.

The Ecobee4 Smarter WiFi Thermostat with two room sensors is regularly priced at $313 but available for $263 with rebate. And you can even equip your home with a smart thermostat for less than $100 with either the Honeywell Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat or the Lux/GEO WiFi Thermostat, each regularly priced at $149 but $99 with the instant rebate.

Home Energy Evaluation. Have a Right Choice-certified technician perform an analysis, or audit, of your home’s insulation, air sealing, air flow, HVAC and more, and you may qualify for up to $1,000 in rebates. You’ll automatically qualify for a $200 rebate on the home audit and, according to the technician’s recommendations, you may qualify for up to $400 in rebates on insulation and air sealing, and up to $400 in rebates on duct sealing and replacement.

Electric Heat Pump Replacement. A $400 rebate is available to Jackson EMC members who replace an electric or gas system with a 15 S.E.E.R. ENERGY STAR® electric heat pump, 15 S.E.E.R. minimum.

Water Heaters. When replacing your water heater, you may quality for $500 rebates for an ENERGY STAR® Heat Pump water heater or Marathon water heater and a $150 rebate for a standard electric water heater.

HomePlus Low Interest Loans. For energy efficiency improvements, Jackson EMC offers low interest financing through our partner, GEMC Federal Credit Union. You may qualify for loans from $500 to $5,500 for water heater replacement, 15 S.E.E.R. ENERGY STAR® heat pump replacement, ENERGY STAR® appliances and/or windows, ductwork repair, insulation and air sealing. The 3 percent APR HomePlus loans can be approved quickly and are billed on your monthly Jackson EMC bill, simplifying the payback process for you.

Solar Financing Loans. When installing a Photovoltaic (PV) system or an ENERGY STAR®-qualified solar thermal water heater, you may qualify for $500 to $25,000 financing.

New homes. Jackson EMC’s Right Choice program offers builders rebates, training and support. For more info, visit www.jacksonemc.com/rightchoicenewhome.


Jackie Kennedy has worked with Georgia’s electric cooperatives for 23 years, producing newsletters, press releases and articles about the industry or energy-related matters. She is the author of People, Power, Progress: The Story of Jackson EMC, published in 2013. In her blog, she grapples with a variety of energy efficiency topics.