Progress Energy Florida - Save the Watts Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

February 17, 2009


Progress Energy offers a variety of incentives for their Florida residential customers to save energy in their homes. A Progress Energy Home Energy Check, within the past 24 months, is a prerequisite to qualifying for all Progress Energy incentives. The energy expert performing the free energy analysis will tell the customers what rebates they are eligible for. Rebates are available for injected wall foam and attic insulation, duct testing and duct repair, heat pumps and air conditioning units, reflective roof material, and high performance replacement windows, window films, and window screens. All materials and equipment must meet specific energy efficiency standards listed on the program website. The heat pump, air conditioner, and roofing rebates are only available for homes that have electric air conditioning and/or electric heating throughout the entire house.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Heat pumps,Air conditioners,Duct/Air sealing,Building Insulation,Windows,Roofs
Incentive Amount: Insulation: Up to $300, varies by efficiency of existing and replacement insulation.
Ducts: Half of the duct-test cost, plus an additional $50 - $150 per system for duct repair costs.
Heat Pumps: $100 - $350, depending on the efficiency rating and existing heat type.
Air Conditioner: $50 per unit
Windows: Up to $250
Reflective Roof Material: $0.15 per sq ft, up to $150
Equipment Requirements: Heat Pumps: 14 SEER with 7.8 HSPF minimum
AC Unit: 14 SEER minimum
Reflective Roof Material: Must be Energy Star
Installation Requirements: Heat Pump: Must be installed by a licensed, insured air conditioning dealer. The condensing unit and the air handler must be changed at the same time.
Insulation: Insulated area to be installed must be greater than 500 square feet.
Duct Testing and Roofing: Proper materials must be installed in accordance with Progress Energy standards and by a contractor meeting all Progress Energy requirements.

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.