About Big Sandy RECC
Big Sandy RECC
504 Eleventh St
Paintsville KY 41240-1422
Office number: 606-789-4095
Big Sandy RECC is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, which is a national network of electric cooperatives that provides resources and leverages partnerships to help our member cooperatives and their employees better engage and serve their members. By working together, Touchstone Energy cooperatives in 46 states supply reliable, affordable and safe energy to 32 million member-owners every day.
As a member of Big Sandy RECC we want to express our appreciation to you, and how hard we are working to provide you with reliable and affordable electricity. Big Sandy RECC through hard work, dedication, and being member-minded have provided our members with rates that rank among some of the lowest in the state. Big Sandy RECC was established in 1940 to provide a benefit for electrical needs, and to be a community cornerstone for the people of the rural areas in whom we are and for whom we serve. Big Sandy RECC provides services for Breathitt, Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan counties. We have 1,100 miles of distribution line reaching out to 13,000 members.
Programs & Rebates
Heat Pump Retrofit
Buying a heat pump?
We offer a rebate for that. Members may receive up to a $750 incentive for replacement of an existing heat source that must be either an electric furnace, baseboard heat, ETS (Electric Thermal Storage), or ceiling cable heat, with a high-efficiency heat pump. The heat pump must be rated at 14 SEER/8.0 HSPF or higher. This program is for existing homes that are at least two years old and replacing electric resistance heat. New manufactured homes also apply.
All rebates for electrically-heated, residential homes only.
Increase your home’s efficiency and your comfort through simple upgrades like air sealing or adding insulation to your ceiling. Your local co-op can help you identify areas where improvements need to be made and suggest weatherization techniques to reduce heat loss in your home with the Button-Up program. You may also receive up to a $750 rebate for making these improvements! To qualify, your home must be at least two years old and electrically heated. A home energy review including an air leakage test is required before and after the weatherization is performed. So, contact your local co-op before you begin.
Touchstone Energy Home
Make your dream home a Touchstone Energy Home for superior comfort and energy savings. By meeting a set of energy-efficiency standards, we can certify that your home qualifies as a Touchstone Energy Home. These homes typically use 30 percent less energy than the same home built to typical construction standards.
The SimpleSaver program is another way that we are working to keep your electricity affordable and our environment healthy. We will pay you up to $20 annually for each central air conditioner you enroll. And you will receive those bill credits each and every year you remain in the program.
Plus you may receive a sign-on bonus of up to $20.
Why are we willing to pay you? Because limiting electric use at peak times during the summer and winter delays the construction of expensive new power plants and helps keep your energy costs affordable. Managing peak load also decreases Kentucky’s carbon footprint and gives all of us more time to explore affordable sources of renewable energy.
ENERGY STAR Manufactured Home
If you’re thinking of purchasing a new manufactured home, be sure to mention the ENERGY STAR Manufactured Home program. If you upgrade your home to ENERGY STAR and install a heat pump, you may be eligible for a rebate.
You may save an average of more than 4,000 kWh per year when compared to the standard manufactured home. Right now, that’s an average savings of about $400 each year or about $30 a month. Since the ENERGY STAR certified home uses substantially less energy for heating, cooling and water heating than a standard manufactured home, it’s less expensive to run.
*Rebate is for EPA approved ENERGY STAR homes not Energy Smart homes provided by Clayton brand dealerships.
The Community Assistance Resources for Energy Savings (CARES) program began in early 2015, and provides an incentive to enhance the weatherization and energy efficiency services provided to the end-use members by the Kentucky Community Action Agencies (CAA) network. EKPC and its owner-members provide an incentive to the CAA implementing the project on behalf of the end-use member. This program is available to end-use members who qualify for weatherization and energy-efficiency services through their local CAA in all service territories of participating cooperatives. The maximum incentive possible per household is $2,000.