DEMCO - Touchstone Energy Home Program

June 01, 2022


DEMCO, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, provides residential customers who have a qualified Touchstone Energy Home, a rebate of up to $0.10 per square foot of living area for electric heat pumps and $125 for electric water heaters. The special one-time rebate is not a permanent offer.

The main Touchstone Energy Home features are:

  • R-19 composite wall insulation
  • R-30 ceiling insulation
  • Attic ventilation
  • R-19 floor insulation over crawl spaces
  • Double pane windows or low-E windows
  • Metal insulated door or solid core wood door
  • Infiltration control to help prevent air from leaking into the home
  • Exhaust systems in bathrooms and kitchen
  • An exterior house wrap
  • Metal duct systems with minimum 3” insulation wrap or locate duct in conditioned space
  • An energy-efficient electric water heater from DEMCO
  • A high-efficiency electric heat pump
  • Load management terminal (LMT) device

Guidelines for building a Touchstone Energy Home and more detailed information are available online.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Louisiana
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Water Heaters
  • Heat pumps
  • Custom/Others pending approval
Incentive Amount: Electric Heat Pump: $0.10 per square foot of living area
Water Heater: $125 per unit (for Touchstone Energy Homes)
Water Heater: $100 per unit (for non-Touchstone Energy Homes)
Maximum Incentive: Water Heaters: limit 2 rebates
Eligible System Size: Water Heater: 1500 sq. ft. or larger


Name: DEMCO Headquarters
Organization: DEMCO
Address: 16262 Wax Road
Greenwell Springs LA 70739
Phone: (225) 261-1221

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.