Home Energy Audit

Derryberry's Heat & Air Energy Audit Derryberry’s In-Home Energy Evaluation Program

Your local power company and TVA are making it easier than ever to become energy efficient while also saving money. With the new In-Home Energy Evaluation Program, you can reduce your power usage and receive a cash rebate and financing assistance for installing home energy improvements. The recommended eligible improvements you make are eligible for reimbursement of 50 percent of the installation cost, with an upper limit of $500, and convenient financing.

Here’s how it works:

* Schedule an in-home energy evaluation by calling TVA Energy Right program at (866) 441-1430 (ask for Derryberry’s Heat & Air to be your service provider). Some power companies may charge an in-home evaluation fee. If the homeowner makes recommended eligible improvements costing $150 or more this fee will be reimbursed in addition to the rebate and financing (if applicable).

* After your home is evaluated, a report is created outlining the potential energy-efficiency improvements and available cash rebates and financing (if applicable).

* Improvements must be made by a member of the TVA Quality Contractor Network (Derryberry’s is a TVA Quality Contractor), except for self-installed measures (as allowed by your local power company). The evaluator will provide the names of qualified contractors.

* All home improvements must be completed within 90 days. Once the work is finished, it will be inspected to ensure that everything is installed properly to maximize savings.

* After the inspection, you submit receipts for the completed work to be eligible for the cash rebate. For financing, your contractor will be paid directly upon successful completion of the inspection.

Cash rebate

No matter how many energy efficiency improvements are made, $500 is the maximum reimbursable amount for all approved work completed. Some improvements have lower maximum amounts, and some require power company pre-approval (see table below).


Financing is available for recommended eligible improvements, subject to
credit approval (where available).

Eligible improvements

The items below are eligible for financing or up to a 50 percent cash rebate on recommended improvements. Some items may also be eligible for federal tax credits. For information on other incentives that may be available visit the Tax Incentives Assistance Project site.

Energy Efficiency Measure Cash Incentive Financing available?
Replace windows
Must be ENERGY STAR® qualified
Storm windows
Duct repair/ replacement & sealing
Existing HVAC only
Rehabilitation work
Minor repair work such as broken glass, glazing or prime door replacement, with power company pre-approval
Replace HVAC 

  • All heat pumps included
  • Must be ENERGY STAR qualified
  • Power company pre-approval for dual-fuel or air conditioning
Heat  pumps
Dual-fuel  heat pumps
Attic insulation/ ventilation (must be nonpowered)
Floor or perimeter insulation, and ground cover
Knee wall insulation (in attic)
Electric water heater and pipe insulation
Air sealing (including weatherstrip and caulk)
Self-installed insulation, caulk, weatherstrip, rehabilitation (as defined above) 

  • Only the cost of materials may be claimed
  • Power company pre-approval
Central AC/heat pump tune-up

Non-eligible items

 The following items are not eligible for the cash incentive or financing option:

*       Carbon monoxide detector or monitor
*       Clothes washers or dryers
*       Compact fluorescent bulbs
*       Dishwashers
*       Insulated garage doors
*       Programmable thermostats (existing HVAC)
*       Radiant barriers
*       Refrigerators
*       Room air conditioners
*       Storm doors
*       Wall insulation (excluding kneewall insulation)
*       Water heaters (including tankless/instantaneous)
*       Window film/solar screens

For more information on the In-Home Energy Evaluation Program, contact John McEachen, Sales Manager at (615) 452-8121 or Click Here make an appointment today.