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Insulation & Weatherization

Ways To Save Big

Having the right amount of insulation and sealing air leaks is important. After all, approximately 50 percent of your electric bill is attributed to heating and cooling your home. With leaks and insufficient insulation, you can expect those costs to be even higher. Do something about it! By completing this work you could be eligible for a rebate from South River EMC, as well as making your home more efficient.

Measures include:

Air Sealing: Hidden air leaks cause some of the largest heating and cooling losses in older homes. Common air leakage sites include plumbing penetrations through insulated floors and ceilings, baseboard moldings, dropped ceilings above bathtubs and cabinets, attic access hatches, and doors.

Duct Sealing: In houses with forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts are used to distribute conditioned air throughout the house. In a typical house, about 20 percent of the air that moves through duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts.

Improved Insulation (Attic and Floor): Insulation reduces the amount of heat flow between conditioned and unconditioned spaces.


Members in single family homes

Air sealing





Members in manufactured homes

Air sealing (home with a heat pump)                                                                                    


Air sealing (home with electric furnace and central AC)                                                


Duct sealing (home with heat pump)                                                                                    


Duct sealing (home with electric furnace and central AC)                                            


Roof insulation roof (R19 to R30/38)* home with heat pump                                     


Roof insulation (R19-R30/38)* home with electric furnace and central AC           


Floor insulation (R13 to R19) home with heat pump


Floor insulation (R13 to R19) home with electric furnace and central AC



3rd party weatherization (for single family and manufactured homes)
If you receive a weatherization package performed by an agency such as Community Action including air/duct sealing, improved insulation, HVAC tune up, programmable thermostat home with a heat pump or electric furnace and AC

$200 bill credit

* R38 for Harnett County and R30 for Sampson, Johnston, Cumberland and Bladen counties.      



  • You must receive electric service from South River EMC in the home where the insulation and weatherization is conducted.
  • The home must be at least five years old.
  • Home must be all electric.
  • The work must have been completed in the 90 days preceding the application for rebate.
  • Work must be checked for compliance by an authorized South River EMC employee before a rebate/ credit is issued.


Application Instructions:

  • Complete and sign application (single family home).
  • Complete and sign application (manufactured home).
  • Complete and sign application (third party).
  • Return application to South River EMC along with a copy of the bill of work describing all work completed by a contractor or receipts for merchandise purchased and dates of work completion—rebate will not be processed without these documents and an on-site inspection by South River EMC is required.



  • Rebates are subject to change without notice.
  • All rebates are subject to approval and are contingent upon fund availability.
  • In the case where all work was completed and paid for by a service organization such as Community Action, the member’s rebate will be applied to their electric service account as a credit.
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