Rock Hill residential electric customers can achieve energy and home maintenance savings through the SmartChoice customer incentives program. SmartChoice offers cash rebates, low-interest loans and an "all-electric" billing rate.
Water Heater Replacement
Customers installing a new 40 gallon electric water heater are eligible for a $225 rebate.
Heat Pump Replacement
Customers replacing their existing heating systems with a minimum 16 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) electric heat pump are eligible for a $400 rebate (see note below). Financing is available on electric heat pump installations at a low interest rate of 6% for a maximum 60 months (pending loan application approval).
To qualify for these incentives, all new and existing electric water heaters are required to have a Smart Switch load management device. Installation of a Smart Switch is free.
Customers who qualify as all-electric and energy efficient qualify for the Great Rate, the lowest residential electric rate offered by the City. This all electric rate can lower your winter energy costs up to 4 cents per kilowatt hour during winter heating months. The customer must have an electric water heater with a Smart Switch and a minimum 16 SEER heat pump to be eligible.
1) To qualify for these incentives, all new and existing electric water heaters are required to have a Smart Switch load management device. Installation of a Smart Switch is free.
2) Customers must obtain a mechanical building permit for a water heater or heat pump installation/replacement.
3) Installations/replacements must have occurred within 6 months of rebate request.
For more information about the SmartChoice program or to apply for rebates or loans, call 803-325-2640.