Gainesville Regional Utilities - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Florida)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Florida

Name Gainesville Regional Utilities - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, Local Government, Low-Income Residential, Nonprofit, Residential, State Government
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Duct/Air sealing, Pool Pumps, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Tankless Water Heaters, Heat Pump Water Heaters, Cooking Range, Dryer, Solar Screens
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Electric

Heat Pump Water Heater: $200
Central AC: $550
Home Performance with Energy Star: $775 - $1400
Low-Income Energy Efficiency Program: Approximately $3,200
Insulation: $0.125 per square foot
Duct Leak Repair: 50% of cost
Pool Pumps: $250
Central AC: $300 - $550
Refrigerator Buyback and Recycling: $50
Window Replacement: $1.25 per square foot
Window Film/Solar Screen: $1 per square foot

Natural Gas Water Heater: $250 - $350
Natural Gas Central Heat: $100, $300
Natural Gas Cooking Range: $75
Natural Gas Dryer: $75

Equipment Requirements Heat Pump Water Heater: 2.0 EF minimum, Energy Star

Central AC: 5 tons (60,000 BTU) or smaller, 8.2 HSPF, 15 SEER minimum, Energy Star
Insulation must be R-19 for all non-wall applications and R-11 for raised flooring. Maximum of 3,000 sq/ft

Ducts must be sealed using mastic or a combination of mastic and mesh, pressure sensitive foil tape (UL181AP) or heat sensitive foil tape (UL181AH).

Installation Requirements All work must be done by a Partnering Florida state licensed Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation (HARV) or mechanical contractor, with the exception of room air conditioners, which can be installed by the home owner. Insulation must be installed over or under conditioned space only.

Maximum Incentive Insulation: $375

Duct Leak Repair: $375; 1 duct leak repair per HVAC system, 3 per location
Energy Star Certification of Affordable Housing: $300
Window Replacement: $300
Window Film/Solar Screen: $100
Natural Gas Central Heat: $400

Program Administrator Gainesville Regional Utilities

References DSIRE[1]


Gainesville Regional Utilities offers rebates on a variety of energy-efficient technologies for its residential electric customers. Rebates are offered for central air conditioners, room air conditioning units, heat pump water heaters, insulation, duct sealing, refrigerator recycling, pool pumps and natural gas appliance rebates. GRU may require proof of purchase after installation before awarding the rebate. Eligibility and system requirements vary widely between programs and all equipment requirements must be met in order to participate. Gainesville also offers incenctives for comprehensive whole building measures through its Energy Star Home Performance Program and Low-Income Energy Efficiency Program. Visit the website listed above for more information on program guidelines and terms.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Information - Energy and Business Service
Department Gainesville Regional Utilities
Address PO Box 147117
Address 2 Station A114
Place Gainesville, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 32614
Phone (352) 393-1460


  • 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)"