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It’s getting hot out there

July 12, 2017   By Jessica Yourko in Customer Care

For Santee Cooper customers who qualify, a shiny new energy-efficient heat pump can be financed by Santee Cooper and lower your monthly energy cost.

In true South Carolina fashion, it’s getting hot out there.

While we have experienced milder than usual temps earlier this year, the heat index and humidity have steadily been on the rise.

I was hoping my heat pump would get a little break this summer considering how pleasant this last winter and spring were. Unfortunately, if I want to stay cool and comfy that doesn’t look like it is going to be the case. However, I put in a new heat pump a few months ago and everything is brand new and in good working order.

How is your heat pump? Is it time for an upgrade? 

Did you know that Santee Cooper offers loans for high-efficiency electric heat pumps with an interest rate of only 2.25 percent? 

Did you know that your loan payment can be added to you monthly electric bill?

You didn’t?

You can apply for a loan ranging from $500 to $20,000, with a 60-month repayment period (over $1,000) with no prepayment penalty.  Just follow these easy steps and you could be cooling off in no time:

  1. Go here to fill out your online application. If you have a heat pump emergency, you can request a 24-hour approval.
  2. Select your trade ally
  3. Submit one proposal and a manual J8 calculation to your Energy Advisor.  Don’t know what a J8 calculation is? No worries. Your trade ally will handle that for you.
  4. Have your Energy Advisor complete a final inspection once all work has been completed. 
  5. A check will be issued to your Trade Ally after loan documents are signed and all program requirements are met.
  6. Relax, enjoy and get ready for those dog days of summer.

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