Help My House
Save energy and money with a free energy audit
We know many co-op members such as you who are concerned about
high electricity bills. We are, too. That's why Santee Electric
Cooperative wants you to know about a program that can help
shape up your home for energy savings. It's called Help My House!
As much as half of your monthly electric bill comes from the cost
of heating and cooling your home. If your home is using more energy
than it should, the cost to you could be even more.
These 5 Easy Steps are designed to identify and correct ways
your home may be using more energy than it needs.
1. Agree to have a FREE two-step energy audit.
When you do, we'll perform a brief visual inspection to
determine whether your house is a good fit for the program. If it
is, we'll ask you to complete a loan application, then return with
test equipment that determines if we can improve your home's energy
efficiency enough to qualify it for the Help My House! program.
2. Choose a contractor to make your energy improvements. If your
home qualifies for the program, we'll give you a list of approved
contractors who can help make your home more comfortable and energy
efficient in a variety of ways.
3. Finance your improvements with a low-interest loan. Improving
your home's energy efficiency is a wise investment. And paying for
it is easy. You can either choose to pay for the improvements in
full or take advantage of a 4% loan program available only to co-op
4. Pay for your improvements on your monthly bill. If you choose
to finance your improvements, we'll make it easy by including the
monthly payments on your power bill. The cost of the loan stays
with the home so, if you move, you'll leave the loan behind and the
next owner will take over the payments.
5. Enjoy the benefits of a more energy efficient home. As a
homeowner, you can save energy, be more comfortable and know that
you're doing your part to help your co-op and state become more
Why is my co-op encouraging me to use less of the product
(electricity) they sell?
• Electric co-ops are not-for-profit, member-owned businesses,
so our only goal is to do what's best for the people we serve.
• We encourage the wise use of energy through improved energy
efficiency to save our members' money.
- Increasing members'energy efficiency helps us delay building
expensive new power plants by helping decrease demand.
For more information, call Santee Electric Cooperative at