Energy Evaluations

ACE Power and TVA have teamed up to help you better understand how you use energy. Complete a free online energy evaluation, and for more in-depth information, schedule an in-home energy evaluation, conducted by a TVA-certified evaluator.

eScore Self-Audit

When you complete this do-it-yourself energy evaluation, TVA will send you a customized energy report to help you understand where your home is wasting energy – and how you can fix those expensive leaks. It addresses areas such as heating and cooling, lighting, water heating and electrical appliances. The tips are personalized based on your answers about your home and energy use.

eScore Online Evaluation

eScore In-home Evaluation

ACE Power and TVA are making it easier than ever to become energy efficient while also saving money. With the In-Home Energy Evaluation Program, you can reduce your power usage and receive a cash rebate and financing assistance (if applicable) for installing home energy improvements. Plus, you may be eligible for up-to $500 in rebates and convenient financing.

eScore In-Home Evaluation

 Energy Saving Tips

  • Caulk and weatherstrip around windows and doors to stop air leaks
  • Seal gaps in floors and walls around pipes and electrical wiring
  • Change air filters monthly
  • Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent – they use 75% less energy and last 10 times longer
  • Install aerating, low-flow faucets and showerheads
  • Fix any leaky faucets – one drop per second can add up to 165 gallons a month
  • Tune-up your heating and cooling system annually to keep it running as efficiently as possible
  • Have your ductwork inspected and repair any leaks
  • Add insulation to your attic, crawl space and any accessible exterior walls
  • Wrap your water heater with insulation or install an insulating blanket
  • Look for the ENERGY STAR® label when replacing large or small appliances
  • Use power strips for home electronics and turn off power strips when equipment is not in use
  • Replace worn-out seals on your refrigerator and freezer
  • Perform a do-it-yourself home energy audit. Online and paper versions are available.
  • Reduce hot water use by taking shorter showers and using cold water for the rinse cycle in your washer
  • Turn off lights, televisions and other appliances when not in use
  • Clean refrigerator coils regularly to keep compressor running efficiently
  • Set the refrigerator temperature at 36° to 39° F and freezer at 0° to 5° F
  • Use the microwave when possible – it cooks faster and doesn’t create as much heat as a stove burner
  • Air-dry dishes instead of using the dishwasher’s heat drying option
  • Run your dishwasher and clothes washer only when full
  • Match the size of your pot or pan to the size of the burner
  • Make sure your dryer’s outside vent is clear and clean the lint filter after every load
  • Keep all windows and doors located near your thermostat closed tightly
  • Keep heat sources such as lamps and appliances away from your thermostat
  • Consider replacing your older model refrigerator, especially if it’s over 10 years old, with an ENERGY STAR refrigerator
  • Install foam gaskets behind electric-outlet and switch-plate covers
  • Dry one load of clothes immediately after another to minimize heat loss
  • Defrost frozen food in the refrigerator before cooking
  • Use the oven light to check on progress when cooking or baking
  • Keep your outside air unit clean and clear of debris or weeds
  • Use low-watt bulbs where lighting is not critical
  • Place floor lamps and hanging lamps in corners. The reflection off the walls will give you more light
  • Turn off outdoor lighting during the day. Try timer switches or photoelectric controls if the finger method is a bother
  • Keep your freezer full. The fuller the freezer, the less cold air you lose when opening the door
  • Use the self-cleaning cycle of your oven right after you finish baking. That will give it a head start in heating up
  • Hang on to appliance manuals so you can refer to them for care information and possible energy-saving tips