energy savings & provider rebates
find your home energy provider below to learn about energy rebates they offer for your home including when you replace your air conditioning system
These rebates are valid for residential single-family homes only. We do our best to keep this page up to date but please double check your energy providers direct page. We have provided the link for each below.
Step One: check requirements for rebate
Step Two: complete a free home energy check (Duke & KUA)
A home energy check/survey/inspection is a prerequisite to qualifying for most home energy improvement rebates. It must be completed before any work is started and must have occurred within the past 24 months (This requirement is waived for the Heat Pump Rebate if your AC is not working).
step three: Make improvements
Invest in the comfort, value and energy efficiency of your home and enjoy the benefits of this choice for years to come. In order to collect any HVAC rebates, a copy of the permit is required.
Step Three: Get your money
Fill out your rebate form, submit it and get your cash. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing. Rebates are issued via a credit directly to your energy bill.
Completing a free Home Energy Check with a qualifying recommendation is a prerequisite to qualifying for all Duke Energy incentives. The Home Energy Check must be completed before any work is started (FYI - this requirement is waived for the Heat Pump Rebate if your AC is not working) and must have occurred within the past 24 months. This check involves having an energy advisor perform a room-by-room evaluation of your home’s energy usage. Along with the report you'll receive a free energy efficiency kit.
separate Energy rebates available:
Attic Insulation Upgrade -
Insulation upgrades are easy & they pay off for years to come. Over time, insulation tends to settle, becoming thinner and less effective at keeping house at optimum temperatures. Improving your insulation is an easy, cost-effective home improvement that pays off in greater comfort and lower energy bills. The correct amount and type of insulation allows your air conditioner to run less and keep the cool air from escaping. Improved insulation means less effort for your heating and cooling system. Heating and cooling account for almost half of your total energy bill.
Duke Energy’s qualified contractors check your attic insulation levels and can make any recommended repairs.
Duke Energy offers a rebate of $0.19 per square foot (up to $200) to bring insulation from R-19 or less to a minimum of R-38.
Duke Energy offers a rebate of $0.19 per square foot (up to $400) to bring insulation from R-12 or less to a minimum of R-38.
Duke Energy offers a rebate of $0.19 per square foot (up to $800) to bring insulation from R-2 or less to a minimum of R-38.
HVAC Replacement Rebate -
Heating and cooling account for almost half of the average total energy bill. Upgrade your system to help lower your bill and gain reliable comfort and peace of mind. Heat pump manufacturers use two rating systems to measure how effectively a unit heats or cools – the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) and Heating Season Performance Factor (HSPF). The higher the numbers, the better the unit will perform lowering energy use.
Duke Energy offers a rebate of $300 toward the replacement of an existing strip heat system to a minimum 14 SEER & 8.2 HSPF heat pump system.
Duke Energy offers a rebate of $150 toward the installation of a minimum 16 SEER & 8.2 HSPF heat pump system.
Duke Energy offers a rebate of $100 toward the installation of a minimum 16 SEER AC system.
Prerequisite: If your home is in need of a new heat pump/HVAC system, Duke Energy would prefer that you complete a free Home Energy Check before any work begins. In the case of an emergency replacement, customers must complete the Home Energy Check within six months following the installation of the system to qualify for the incentive. All work must be completed by a licensed, insured air conditioner contractor like A Prestige Air in order to qualify for the rebate.
OUC does not require an energy audit or inspection to redeem rebates
separate Energy rebates available:
Ceiling Insulation Upgrade - ($0.10/sq.ft.)
The attic is the easiest place to add insulation; it can help lower your energy costs and keep you comfortable through the seasons. To qualify, final insulation level must be R-30 or higher. Existing R-Value, Final R-Value, total square footage and type of installed insulation must be included on the invoice. Homes with an existing insulation value of R-30 or greater are not eligible for this rebate.
For work performed by the customer, a copy of the receipt which must indicate type and quantity of insulation purchased must be provided. Also, a copy of the coverage chart for the specific type of installed insulation must be provided along with the initial R-Value and the final depth measurement after installation. Total square footage and total bags of installed insulation must be indicated on the rebate form.
Heat Pump AC Rebate - (from $90-1,630)
Older central air conditioner units can be very costly to operate and maintain. New units are more efficient and use less energy while lowering your electric bill. Annual energy savings for a 15 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) or greater unit could be up to 30% when compared to a 12 SEER unit.
This rebate is applicable to residential improvements projects. New Heat Pump system must be rated 15 SEER or higher.
View Ton/SEER Matrix button below to calculate the rebate amount.
Requirements: OUC does not require an energy inspection to access rebates. Model numbers for both the indoor and outdoor unit must be included on the invoice. Please have the contractor provide a copy of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Certificate, or the AHRI Reference number, that matches the model numbers listed on the invoice. All work must be completed by a licensed, insured air conditioner contractor like A Prestige Air in order to qualify for the rebate.
All offered rebates are required to have one type of energy audit available through KUA (website on-line energy audit, phone assisted or on-site energy audit verification) unless otherwise specified. They have both in home walk throughs and over the phone. See button below to access information on setting up your appointment.
separate Energy rebates available:
Smart Thermostat Rebate - (50% of cost up to $100)
Customer will purchase & have installed a Smart/Learning Thermostat. KUA is not responsible or liable for any issues stemming from manufacturer defects and/or improper installation of the Smart Thermostats. Thermostats should be returned to the manufacturer or seller and not to KUA. Customer must submit a copy of the receipt/invoice and have an on-site post verification/inspection.
Insulation Upgrade Rebate: ($0.09 per square foot up to $300 max)
Minimum insulation rating is R-30 in attic, R-13 in walls and R-15 under raised floors. 50-kw or less commercial customers are eligible for rebate. Proof of purchase is required, documentation must show R value and square footage.
Heat Pump Central A/C Replacement Rebate - ($250)
System must be replaced with a high efficiency heat pump of 16 SEER / 12.5 EER / 8.5 HSPF or higher. All work must be done by any (DBPR) Florida State licensed air-conditioning (HVAC) contractor. 50-kw or less commercial customers are eligible for rebate. A copy of invoice documenting new system model efficiency, local permit and AHRI documentation are required.
Duct Leak Repair / Replacement Rebate - (50% of cost up to $200 max)
Duct system must be repaired or replaced. This includes air handler, return, supply and all duct work. All work must be done by either a KUA Participating Contractor or any (DBPR) Florida State licensed air-conditioning (HVAC) contractor. Itemized invoice must reflect the method and cost of repair. Ducts must be sealed using mastic (preferred) or a combination of mastic, pressure sensitive foil tape (UL 181AP/AH). Any penetration of the ducts through the ceiling or air handler closet must be sealed and enclosed. Itemized invoice must reflect the method of repair used and have been inspected and sealed in accordance with the 2010 Florida Energy Code. Limit one duct leak repair per Residential location. HVAC duct cleaning is not eligible for this rebate.
Requirements & Disclaimer: All of the above rebates are subject to an energy inspection In home or over the phone) to access rebates excluding Smart Thermostat Rebate. Please see descriptions above for details on each program. The Rebate forms available via the buttons are the most up to date available from KUA (2016) and these are the correct ones to use, but the some of the information on them is out of date. The above specs and information written is correct as of April 2021. Contact KUA at 407-933-7777 if you have any questions. All work must be completed by a licensed, insured air conditioner contractor like A Prestige Air in order to qualify for the rebate.