EnergyRight is back - and better than ever!
eScore offers online and in-home energy evaluations PLUS ...
Financing is available on your DU bill for heat pumps and more
Frustrated with rising energy bills? Does your home stay uncomfortable because your old, inefficient heating or cooling system simply can't keep up? Ready to make improvements - but just don't have the cash? TVA and DU have answers!
TVA EnergyRight Solutions -
Do-It-Yourself Energy Evaluation
This easy self evaluation allows residential customers to play an active role in saving energy in their homes. Simply complete an online or mail-in home energy evaluation and receive a free energy conservation kit. You will also receive a customized energy report to help you understand where your home is wasting energy - and how you can fix those expensive leaks!
eScore In-Home Energy Evaluation
eScore is a program developed through a partnership between TVA and Decatur Utilities. eScore provides homeowners with a simple way to make existing homes as energy-efficient as possible.
1. Go to www.2escore.com and register your account.
2. Find and select a member of our Quality Contractor Network. Select a contractor and begin making energy efficiency improvements. Even if you have already had work performed by a QCN member, you can request rebates and financing - just provide them with your eScore Customer Site ID.
3. Request an eScore evaluation. Evaluations are conducted by Conservative Services Group, an authorized TVA contractor. The fee for the evaluation is $150. Your home will receive a "eScore" rating from 1 to 10 and a list of recommended steps you can take to improve your energy efficiency and increase your eScore. You can implement all of the recommendations at once OR do them in phases. Either way, every step you take will help improve your efficiency and reduce your energy consumption.
How to obtain a loan:
All persons applying for the loan must be listed on an active utility account with Decatur Utilities.
Customer should select qualified QCN contract from TVA approved contractor list.
Customer needs to register at www.2escore.com - or by phone at 1-855-237-2673. There is NO obligation.
Contractor will prepare the application paperwork for the customer and will email the application to Region Bank's Energy Right Departement for approval.
If approved, contractor will prepare paperwork and install unit. If application is not approved, Regions Bank will contact custoemr by mail.
Once the unit is installed, the contractor will forward paperwork to Decatur Utilities.
Decatur Utilities will add the monthly payment to the customer's DU utility bill and file a lien against the property.
Current interest rate is determined by TVA.
Repayment period is 10 years or shorter term per customer request. Once loan is processed, time period of loan cannot be changed.
Contractor will calculate the monthly payment and relay this to customer.
TVA loan is not tax deductible.
How to payoff loan:
Customer can pay off the TVA loan at anytime without additional penalty.
Customer should contact the Billing Department to obtain current payoff balance.
DU does not accept partial lump sum payments.
Once the payoff is received, the monthly payment is removed from the customer's acount and the lien is terminated.
The loan is not assumable or transferable.
If the house is being sold, the TVA loan must be paid in full.
An authorization to release information is needed from the customer for Decatur Utilities to release payoff information to a realtor, attorney, etc.
Customers can receive certain rebates for replacement windows, storm windows, attic insulation, etc.