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Duke Energy - Residential and Builder Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Eligibility 
Construction
Installer/Contractor
Residential
Savings Category 
Heat Pumps
Program Info
State 
North Carolina
Program Type 
Utility Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

Existing Home Air-source Heat Pump: $200 (home owner)
Existing Home Geothermal Heat Pump: $200 (home owner)
Existing Home Air Conditioner: $200 (home owner)
New Building Heat Pump: $300/heat pump installed (contractor)
New Building Air Conditioner: $300/unit installed (contractor)
New Building Geothermal Heat Pump: $300/heat pump installed (contractor)
A/C Cycling Power Manager Program: $32 annual bill credits
Energy Audit and Energy Efficiency Starter Kit: Free

Provider 
Duke Energy

The Smart $aver program offers rebates for qualifying heat pumps or air conditioners installed on or after June 1, 2009 for Duke Energy Carolinas electric residential retail customers residing in a single-family home, condominium, duplex or mobile home. A rebate of $200 is paid after the qualified system is installed by a licensed HVAC contractor. Heat pumps and air conditioning units must meet certain energy efficiency standards listed on the program web site. Residential customers are also eligible for a free energy audit through the Home Energy House Call program. Interested customers should call 1-877-388-7676 to set up an appointment. In addition, builders who fill out the Smart $aver application located on the program web site and install qualifying heat pumps or air conditioners in new homes are eligible for a $300 per unit rebate.

Other Information 

Heat Pumps and A/C: must be 14 SEER or greater, include an ECM fan motor on the indoor furnace, and have an HSPF of 8.2 or greater
A/C: must be 14 SEER or greater, include an ECM fan motor on the indoor furnace
Geothermal Heat Pumps: must be 11.5 EER or greater and include an ECM fan motor on the indoor furnace