Shaving your heating and cooling costs in your new home requires planning from the ground up. The Touchstone Energy Home takes advantage of quality insulation materials, sound construction techniques, and a geothermal heating and cooling system or high-efficiency heat pump to make sure your home is energy efficient. The home must meet certain insulation and energy efficiency standards to qualify as a Touchstone Energy Home. Please contact the Member Services department if you would like more details on the Touchstone Energy Home program. A Nolin representative will inspect and verify all requirements before being certified as a Touchstone Energy Home.
Touchstone Energy New Home Program
When a Heat Pump is installed in a new Touchstone Energy Home the member (homeowner) will receive a rebate as long as the following requirements are met.
$750 Rebate Requirements for New Home:
- Must be built to Touchstone Energy Home standards
- Pre-Drywall inspection required
- Minimum 14 SEER and 8.2 HSPF Heat Pump
A Nolin representative must inspect the home before a rebate is paid. Please call Todd Drake at (270) 765-6153 for more information.
* Rebate does not include manufactured homes, modular homes, or mobile homes.
When a high efficiency heat pump is installed in an existing home, meeting the requirements below, the member (homeowner) will be eligible to receive a rebate. Again, the installation will need to be verified by a Nolin representative before the rebate is paid.
Heat Pump Rebate Requirements:
- Must convert from Electric Furnace, Ceiling Cable Heat, or Baseboard Heat to a Heat Pump
- Must be an all-electric home before rebate is paid
- Please see our Energy Star Rebate Appliance Program if you are replacing an existing heat pump
|13 SEER / 7.7HSPF||$500|
|14 SEER / 8.2 HSPF||$750|
|15 SEER / 8.5 HSPF or greater||$1,000|
Nolin RECC offers Low Cost/No Cost residential audits for members. The Cooperative provides a free inspection of the premises and makes recommendations to the homeowner on what areas need to be addressed in order to make their home more energy efficient. Members may also receive caulking from Nolin RECC to help seal those air leaks.
If the home qualifies, a rebate up to $1,370 may be paid after adding insulation or replacing windows and doors through the Button-Up program.
After having a free energy audit performed by Nolin RECC, members may receive up to $1,370 rebate after insulating and weatherizing their home according to our recommendations. Nolin will pay the member based on the calculated BTUs of heat loss reduced from the previous inspection performed by the Cooperative. The rebate will be paid according to the following requirements.
Button-up Rebate Requirements:
- A FREE home Energy Audit must be done before work is started and after work is completed
- Upgrading insulation, windows, or doors on all-electric home at least two years old
- A Nolin RECC representative will calculate BTUs saved
Rebate to be paid based on the following levels:
|Level 1||$520||Up to 13,000 BTUs saved at $40 per thousand BTUs|
|Level 2||$1,060||26,500 BTUs or greater *|
|Level 3||$1,370||34,250 BTUs or greater *|
* Level 2 and 3 require a blower door test before and after work is done
Please call Todd Drake at (270) 765-6153 or email Todd at for more information on any of these programs.
The Energy Star Appliance Program provides an incentive to members who purchase and install Energy Star certified appliances. Click on the Energy Star logo for more information on this program.
Looking to get rid of the old refrigerator or freezer? Give us a call and we will give you $50 to have your old inefficient appliance recycled. For more information just click on the phone number above.