Rate 6 Energy Saver Program - Save Money on Your Monthly Energy Bills

Rate 6 Energy Saver Program

Rate 6 Saver Program - SCE&G

Rate 6 Energy Saver Program - SCE&G

Rate 6 Energy Saver Program

Did you just recently purchase a new energy efficient home, or do you have an existing home that has been upgraded to a higher level of energy efficiency?  Then start saving money with the Rate 6 Energy Saver program from SCE&G.  The Rate 6 Energy Saver program is designed to reward homeowners who have energy efficient homes with a reduced electric rate that is lower than their regular residential rate.  Here’s how it works:

FOR NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION
The following requirements are predicated on the Council of American Building Officials Model Energy Code. Sufficient application of thermal
control products and air conditioning requirements must be met at
the time of application to satisfy the minimum standards outlined below:

· Ceilings: Homes must be insulated with a total “as installed” thermal
resistance value of 30 (R-30). Manufactured homes must be insulated with a total “as installed” thermal resistance value of 30 (R-30).

· Walls: Walls exposed to the full temperature differential (TD), or unconditioned areas, shall have a total cavity R value of 15 (R-15).

· Floors: Floors over crawl space walls must have insulation installed having a total R value of 19 (R-19). 100% of the exposed earth in a crawl space shall be covered with a vapor barrier of no less than four (4) mils.

· Air Condition: Effective July 16, 2010, all air conditioners must have a SEER rating of 14 or higher. An AHRI Certificate for each individual unit must be provided with this application

· Windows: Windows must be insulated (double) glass or have storm windows.

· Doors: Doors exposed to unconditioned areas must be weather-stripped on all sides and be of solid construction.

· Water Heaters: Electric water heaters must have insulation surrounding
the tank with minimum total R value of 8 (R-8).

· Ducts: Air ducts located outside of conditioned space must have:
1) all joints properly fastened and sealed.
2) ducts shall have a minimum R value of 6 (R-6).
3) all joints must be permanently sealed with the application of duct sealant.
4) take-offs, transitions, connections to air handler, boot connections, framed-in and panned passages must be made airtight with duct sealant.

· Attic Vent: Attic ventilation must be a minimum of one square foot of
net free area for each 150 square feet of attic floor area.

· Lighting: Recessed ceiling lights shall be sealed.

· Other: Chimney flues and fireplaces must have tight fitting dampers.
Insulation thermal resistance values are shown for insulation only, framing corrections will not be considered.

To Apply for the Rate 6 Energy Saver Program for New Construction Homes – Click here.

FOR EXISTING HOMES
The following requirements are predicated on the Council of Americ
an Building Officials Model Energy Code. Sufficient application of thermal
control products and air conditioning requirements must be met at
the time of application to satisfy the minimum standards outlined below:

· Ceilings: Existing homes must be insulated with a total “as installed”
thermal resistance value of 38 (R-38). Manufactured homes must be insulated with a total “as installed” thermal resistance value of 30 (R-30).
Any documentation (receipt or invoice for work completed, etc.) showing work completed should be provided with this application.

· Walls: There is no requirement for wall insulation in existing homes.

· Floors: Floors over crawl space walls must have insulation installed having a total R value of 19 (R-19).  100% of the exposed earth in a crawl space shall be covered with a vapor barrier of no less than four (4) mils.

· Air Condition: Effective July 16, 2010, all air conditioners must have a SEER rating of 14 or higher.  An AHRI Certificate for each individual unit must be provided with this application.

· Windows: Windows must be insulated (double) glass or have storm windows.

· Doors: Doors exposed to unconditioned areas must be weather-stripped on all sides and be of solid construction.

· Water Heaters: Electric water heaters must have insulation surrounding
the tank with minimum total R value of 8 (R-8).

· Ducts: Air ducts located outside of conditioned space must have:
1) all joints properly fastened and sealed.
2) ducts shall have a minimum R value of 6 (R-6).
3) all joints must be permanently sealed with the application of duct sealant.
4) take-offs, transitions, connections to air handler, boot connections, framed-in and panned passages must be made airtight with duct sealant.
Any documentation (receipt or invoice for work completed, etc.) showing work completed should be provided with this application.

· Attic Vent: Attic ventilation must be a minimum of one square foot of
net free area for each 150 square feet of attic floor area.

· Lighting: Recessed ceiling lights shall be sealed.

· Other: Chimney flues and fireplaces must have tight fitting dampers. Insulation thermal resistance values are shown for insulation only, framing corrections will not be considered.  In the event that SCE&G determines that your residence meets or exceeds the minimum building standards set forth in Rate 6, thereby qualifying your residence for electric service under Rate 6, SCE&G will begin charging you for electric service under Rate 6
effective with your next monthly billing. SCE&G will not, however, adjust any past charges for electric service in any manner that will have the effect of applying Rate 6 on a retroactive basis. It is the customer’s responsibility to submit Rate 6 application and all applicable supporting documentation.

To Apply for the Rate 6 Energy Saver Program for Existing Homes – Click here.

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