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Seal. Insulate. Get up to $500.

Sealing air leaks and increasing your attic insulation are improvements with big payoffs. Upgraded attic insulation and attic air sealing are proven to lower your energy use – and make your home more comfortable. And with the Home Energy Improvement Program, you can get up to a $500 rebate.

Our incentive pays 37.5 cents per square foot, up to a maximum $500 rebate. Schedule an appointment with one of our prequalified contractors today.

Want to know more about common air leaks in your attic, and how they're fixed?
Download our PDF guide to air sealing and insulation.

You may need attic insulation upgrades if you have:

  • Drafty rooms
  • Hot and cold rooms; uneven temperatures between rooms
  • High heating or cooling bills
  • An AC or heater that runs constantly, even when you think it shouldn't
  • Dry indoor air in winter
  • Dust (especially in rooms directly below the attic)


To be eligible, your home must have a centrally ducted heat pump or central AC and your contractor must seal the attic for air leaks and upgrade insulation to a minimum of R-30 from R-19 or less.


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How it works:

STEP ONE: Schedule

Schedule an appointment for an attic insulation upgrade and attic air sealing with one of our prequalified contractors.

STEP TWO: Upgrade

The contractor will install your new insulation and seal air leaks that could be making your home less comfortable.

STEP THREE: Get cash

Your contractor will help you submit a rebate form. You should receive your rebate check in four to six weeks.

Frequently asked questions

How do I know if I'm eligible?

To be eligible, your home must have a centrally ducted heat pump or central AC, you must be a Duke Energy Progress customer and the work must be performed by one of our prequalified contractors. Your contractor must seal the attic for leaks and upgrade insulation to a minimum of R-30 from R-19 or less.

The program is open to residential customers in single-family and manufactured homes that are at least 1 year old. In addition, the program is also available for residential multifamily developments interested in making energy-efficient improvements to their existing residential buildings.

What is the "R-value" of my insulation, and how can I improve it?

If you live in an older home and have never upgraded your insulation, you'll see a significant increase in your comfort and a decrease in your energy bills by upgrading your attic insulation to a higher R-value. The R-value of insulation indicates its resistance to heat flow. In the summer, insulation with a higher R-value is better at keeping hot air out. And in the winter, it's better at keeping warm air inside. If you'd like to increase your comfort and decrease your energy bills, take advantage of the insulation incentive and upgrade your home's insulation to an R-value of R-30 or higher.

What are the benefits of air sealing my attic and adding insulation?

If you're considering energy efficiency improvements, this should be first on the list. The attic is usually where you can find some of the largest opportunities to save energy in your home. By air sealing in your attic, you can stop many major air leaks and help to maintain your desired temperature throughout your home.

What are some signs that I may need improved air sealing and attic insulation?

If you notice these signs, you could potentially benefit from air sealing and upgrading your attic insulation:

  • Drafty rooms
  • Hot and cold rooms; uneven temperatures between rooms
  • High heating or cooling bills
  • An AC or heater that runs constantly, even when you think it shouldn't
  • Dry indoor air in winter
  • Dust (especially in rooms directly below the attic)

How do I apply for an insulation upgrade incentive?

After the prequalified contractor completes the work, he or she will assist you with submitting the rebate form – and any required documentation – to receive your cash incentive. Simply mail it to the address on the form within 90 days of your improvements. Once we receive it, you will get your incentive check within four to six weeks.

What is a prequalified contractor?

Each prequalified contractor is a local heating and cooling professional who has met Duke Energy Progress requirements. Only these prequalified contractors are approved to perform work eligible for Duke Energy Progress Home Energy Improvement Program rebates. After the prequalified contractor completes the work, he or she will assist you with submitting the rebate form to receive your cash incentive.

Why does Duke Energy want to help me use less energy?

By 2030, demand for electricity in the United States is expected to grow by approximately 25 percent. In the past, utilities like Duke Energy would build new power plants to keep up with the rising demand for power.

But building new power plants is expensive, and each takes years to complete. Plus, new power plants can have a negative impact on our environment.

The cleanest, most efficient power plant is the one we never have to build. If we can help our customers save energy – and save money in the process – it can reduce the demand for new power plants.