Empower Home

You have the power to confidently make smart, informed decisions on how you manage your home’s electric use – and we’re here to help by providing insight, expertise, resources and rebates.

By taking energy usage into your own hands, you can save energy and money. Plus, when you save, your neighbors also save. Using less electricity in smarter ways allows Santee Cooper to spend less on generation and fuel, and we pass those savings on to you and all customers. Everyone can make a difference.

Rebates & Programs

We’re putting money back in your pocket. Santee Cooper offers rebates through our Smart Energy Existing Homes Program for qualifying equipment installed in your home.

Smart Energy Existing Home Rebates are available for:

  • Single Family Homes ‐ non‐stacked residences with their own HVAC and water heating systems (i.e. Detached Homes, Duplexes, and Townhomes)
  • Multi‐Family Homes ‐ any stacked residences with their own HVAC and water heating systems (i.e. Apartments and Condominiums)

Energy Saving Tips

Small changes in the way you use energy around your home and business can add up, saving you energy every day.
  •   Set your thermostat at 68OF or lower during the cooler months.
  •   Set your thermostat to 78OF or higher in the warmer months.
  •   Use window treatments to let sun in in the winter and keep the heat out in the summer.
  •   Run your dishwashers, washers and dryers during the coolest part of the evening.
  •   Use LEDs.
  •   Invest in ENERGY STAR® appliances.
  •   Adjust water heater to 120OF.
  •   Purchase and install a Smart Thermostat.
  •   Tune up your cooling system if needed.
  •   Turn off lights and other appliances you are not using.
  •    Use sleep mode on computers when taking breaks. Shut it down when not in use.
  •    Unplug phone chargers when not in use.
  •    Avoid streaming on game consoles which use more power than streaming on a tablet or laptop.
  •   Replace heat pump filters monthly.
  •   Use power strips instead of plugging items in the wall.

CFLs Residential Disposal procedure

CFLs require a special disposal procedure