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Why build an energy-efficient home?

Wiregrass Electric Cooperatives home energy standards allow homeowners to enjoy a more efficient home, which translates into something we can all enjoy — savings.

The following specifications were designed to help WEC members with building or remodeling an energy efficient home that is all-electric.

Building standards incorporate energy-saving features into building and remodeling plans:

  1. R-15 wall insulation minimum
  2. R-38 Attic insulation minimum and R-26 for roof/ceiling applications
  3. Attic ventilation required
  4. Recommend R-19 floor insulation for closed and opened carwl spaces
  5. Double pane Low-E windows with a U-value of .35 or less required
  6. Insulated doors
  7. Electric or geothermal heat pump required
  8. Electric water heating with a .90 energy factor required
  9. Exterior house wrap
  10. Recommend duct be located in conditioned area or must be insulated with a minimum of R-6 in unconditioned space

Split and packaged heat pumps must demonstrate a minimum SEER of 15 or more. Minimum Heat Season Performance Factor (HSPF) must be 8.5. HVAC equipment will be sized per the Manual “J” calculation.


Contact WEC’s energy expert for a free home energy audit at 1-800-239-4602 or email .

Download the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Savers booklet.


Under the Touchstone Energy Home Program, Wiregrass Electric Cooperative will provide a free high-efficiency water heater if you qualify. Learn more about water heaters here.

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