eScore Residential Energy Efficiency Program
What is eScore? eScore is a residential energy efficiency program that provides homeowners with a clear path to make their home a 10 – its most energy efficient. The program also increases home comfort and saves you money. eScore allows homeowners to work toward a score of 10 for their home at their own pace, earning rebates on qualified energy efficiency upgrades and re-engaging with the program as many times as needed to achieve their home’s best possible energy performance.
Here’s How It Works:
Step 1 – Homeowner registers online or over the phone. Simply visit www.2eScore.com or call CEMC at 1-800-987-2362 to get started.
Step 2 – Homeowner contacts a Quality Contractor Network (QCN) member to get started on the work the homeowner wants done. If the homeowner doesn’t know a QCN member, a list specific to their area is available on the eScore website or through the contact center (www.2eScore.com or CEMC at 1-800-987-2362). A QCN contractor can discuss options, rebates, and program details with the homeowner.
Step 3 – Get a FREE eScore evaluation of the home AND a quality assurance inspection on the work performed by the QCN member. A certified energy advisor will visit and evaluate the home to provide an eScore and a customized list of upgrades and rebates available. An eScore evaluation includes a detailed eScore report, containing:
An eScore card, which ranks the home from 1 to 10 (10 being the best)
• A customized list of recommended energy efficiency upgrades that can be made over time to help a home become a 10
• A list of rebates for all qualified energy efficiency upgrades
• Photos of the areas evaluated
Note: Homeowners may have an eScore evaluation performed on the home before upgrades are made for a non-refundable fee of $75. Sign up for an eScore evaluation by visiting www.2eScore.com or calling CEMC at 1-800-987-2362.
For additional information and program details and restrictions, please visit www.2eScore.com, or call CEMC at 1-800-987-2362
A heat pump is the cleanest, most efficient and least expensive way to heat and cool your home. In the summer, a heat pump removes the warm air from inside your home and moves it outside leaving cool air inside. In the winter, the process reverses itself, and the solar heat from the outside air is pumped inside, keeping your home warm. Believe it or not, winter air does contain heat that the heat pump can use.
A heat pump is quiet, clean and safe and needs no flue for venting fumes, does not require a flame and does not leave residue in your home. There are different types of heat pumps to choose from, the most common in our area being an air-to-air heat pump. There are other types that are more efficient (meaning your utility bills will be lower) such as geothermal and variable speed, to name a few.
For maximum operating efficiency, proper installation of your heat pump is key! Choosing a heat pump dealer who is a member of the Quality Contractor Network (QCN) will insure your heat pump works correctly.
Choosing a Contractor
When it comes to efficiency, the installation is most important for your comfort and the efficient operation of any measure installed. That’s the reason behind the Quality Contractor Network (QCN) and the energy right ® program. QCN members have the skill and knowledge to install the right system for your home, service your equipment in the future and even coordinate financing.
1. Find out if he or she is a member of the Quality Contractor Network. (Current QCN List)
2. Ask the QCN contractor for references to find out if other customers were satisfied.
3. Get bids for the job from several QCN members.
Heat Pump & Weatherization Loans
It’s by far the largest energy user in your home – heating and air conditioning. So when you’re faced with choosing a heat-and-air unit for your home, it will affect your budget for years to come. Fortunately, CEMC is here to help. Your cooperative can help you finance a new energy efficient heat pump. To qualify for CEMC’s Heat Pump Program, applicants must be the owner(s) of the home and property where the heat pump is to be located and pass an independent credit review. Loans are also available to finance weatherization efforts, such as insulation, air sealing and more.
The customer contacts CEMC Member Services Department to fill out an application. If approved for the loan, the customer will select a vendor from CEMC’s list of approved heating and air contractors members of the TVA/CEMC
For more information, contact the CEMC Member Services Department at (800) 987-CEMC. Upon completion of the job, the CEMC Energy Programs Inspector will inspect the heat pump installation for proper performance. Then the customer will complete paperwork for the loan.