Builders & Developers
Home Program for Builders
Alabama Power offers incentives to builders who construct single-family homes and install heat pumps and/or electric water heaters. To be eligible for incentives, the home must be a newly-constructed single-family dwelling with an Alabama Power electric meter and meet local building and energy codes. Additional equipment requirements are below:
Qualifying heat pumps (including piggyback, integrated, or geothermal) must be the dominant heating and cooling system for the home. "Dominant" is defined as a system serving more than 50% of the conditioned area.
The dominant heat pump must be an ARI matched system and must be installed by an HVAC contractor certified by the state of Alabama.
Incentives for builders and HVAC dealers depend on the type and quantity of units installed.
Find out more on the benefits of heat pumps.
Electric Water Heaters
Qualifying electric water heaters (including standard tank, tankless, Marathon, and heat pump water heaters) must be the dominant water heating system for the home. "Dominant" is defined as a system serving more than 50% or more of the hot water requirements for the home.
Tank-type water heaters must be 30 gallons or larger to qualify for incentives.
Incentives for builders and plumbers depend on the type, size and quantity of units installed.
Find out more on the benefits of electric water heaters.
Benefits of Building an All-Electric Home
To meet growing consumer demand for energy efficiency, more and more residential contractors are building all-electric. It not only satisfies homebuyers, it has all kinds of advantages for the builder.
- Flexible installation. All-electric means you have total flexibility in locating major appliances, heating and air systems and water heaters without worrying about flue placement.
- Less time and effort. You can completely bypass the time-consuming steps of installing gas piping and flues, hooking up gas and checking for proper installation and venting.
- Simple inspection. Without piping and flues to inspect, it takes less time for building inspectors to pass your homes for sale.
- Fast to market. The time you save means you can have each home completed and sold faster – for a faster return on your investment.