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Upgrade your HVAC. Get $300.

Is it time to replace your old, worn-out heating and cooling system? If your HVAC equipment is more than 10 years old or isn't keeping your house comfortable, consider installing a high-efficiency heating and cooling system to help make your home more comfortable, reduce your energy usage and carbon footprint, and save you money for years to come.

  • Qualifying HVAC equipmentIncentive

  • Heat pumps – Must install 15 SEER or greater$300
  • Central air conditioners – Must install 15 SEER or greater $300
  • Geothermal heat pumps – Must install 19 EER or greater $300


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How it works:

STEP ONE: Schedule

Schedule an appointment for a qualifying HVAC replacement with one of our prequalified contractors.

STEP TWO: Upgrade

The contractor will install your new high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment.

STEP THREE: Get $300

Your contractor will help you submit a rebate form. You should receive your $300 rebate check in four to six weeks.

Frequently asked questions

How do I know if I'm eligible?

To be eligible, you must be a Duke Energy Progress customer, and your new equipment must be installed by one of our prequalified contractors. Also, your equipment must meet the SEER/EER requirements listed in the table above.

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 a SEER/EER?

These are energy efficiency ratings. The higher the number, the less energy the system uses. Make sure the unit you purchase has a SEER/EER rating certified by the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).

What is an HSPF?

HSPF is an energy efficiency rating for heat pumps. The higher the number, the less energy the system uses in winter heating. Make sure the unit you purchase has an HSPF rating certified by the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).

How do I apply for a HVAC replacement 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. Once we receive it, you will get your incentive check within four to six weeks.

What types of residential HVAC systems qualify for the HEIP incentive?

See the chart above.

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.