Duke Energy (Gas & Electric) - Residential and Builder Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Ohio)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Ohio

Name Duke Energy (Gas and Electric) - Residential and Builder Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Construction, Installer/Contractor, Residential, Builder
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Existing Home Air-source Heat Pump: $200 (home owner); $100 (dealer)

Existing Home Geothermal Heat Pump: $200 (homeowner); $100 (dealer) Existing Home Air Conditioner: $200 (home owner); $100 (dealer) Existing Home Gas Furnace: $200 (home owner); $100 (builder) Heat Pump/AC in New Home: $300/heat pump installed (builder) New Home Gas Furnace: $300 (builder) A/C Cycling Power Manager Program: $35 + bill credits Energy Audit and Energy Efficiency Starter Kit: Free

Equipment Requirements Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners: must be a 14 SEER or greater and include an ECM fan motor

Geothermal Heat Pumps: must be a 10.5 EER or greater and include an ECM fan motor
Gas Furnaces: must be a 90% AFUE or greater

Installation Requirements The builder or HVAC dealer/installer must be a Duke Energy Trade Ally

Heat pumps must be installed by certified heat pump technician

Program Administrator Duke Energy - Smart $aver Residential Rebate Program
Website http://www.duke-energy.com/ohio/savings/smart-saver.asp

References DSIRE[1]


Duke Energy provides a financial incentive for its residential customers to purchase energy efficient HVAC products through the Smart $aver program. A $200 rebate is available for geothermal heat pumps with an EER of 10.5 or higher and heat pumps and air conditioners with a SEER value greater than or equal to 14. To receive the rebate, the customer's HVAC contractor must complete a Smart $aver Incentive Application form for each unit installed. Duke Energy also provides a participating dealer incentive of $100 for the heating contractor, sales representative, or the dealership who sells/installs the heat pump or air conditioning unit. The dealer must be on the Participating Heating Dealer and Builder list.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Smart Saver Incentive Program
Department Duke Energy
Address PO Box 525
Place Snellville, Georgia
Zip/Postal Code 30078
Phone 866-785-6209

Website http://www.duke-energy.com/ohio/savings/offers.asp

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"