Home Advantage Gives You Cash Back
Join the Home Advantage program from Duke Energy to get cash incentives for building the energy efficient homes today’s buyers want.
Your personal Home Advantage representative will help you find a cost effective way to exceed Florida’s Energy Code and/or ENERGY STAR® requirements. By incorporating various energy-efficient features in your new homes you may qualify for Duke Energy’s cash incentives. You’ll also receive marketing and sales support – all of which will make it easier for you to stand out in today’s housing market and sell more homes.
For builders who want to learn more about Home Advantage from Duke Energy and to speak with a representative, call 1.877.426.0004.
Note: Beginning January 1, 2013, the Home Advantage program will implement new program requirements in response to changes in the 2010 Florida Energy Code. The Home Advantage Program will continue accepting and processing incentives for its current program until end of business day December 31, 2012. Please note the program requirement changes will take effect on January 1, 2013.
Builders: To learn more about Home Advantage from Duke Energy, please call 1.877.426.0004 or see our brochure.
Build homes that stand out in today’s market
With Home Advantage you’ll know exactly what you need to build energy-efficient homes that meet Florida’s Energy Code and ENERGY STAR® requirements.
You could qualify for the following Duke Energy incentives for including energy-efficiency measures in the home you build:
* Seasonal energy-efficiency ratio
** Heating seasonal performance factor
Sell more homes
Energy-efficient homes are in demand. That’s because they save your customers money, provide greater comfort and help protect the environment by using less energy.
Better for you
As a Home Advantage builder you’ll benefit from:
Better for your customers
The energy-efficient homes you build and sell:
To qualify a home:
A Home Advantage property must adhere to energy-efficiency requirements specified by Duke Energy and pass all subsequent inspections.
To complete the incentive process:
Please submit the following Home Advantage forms, along with all necessary supporting documents.
To become a Home Advantage Builder:
For builders who want to learn more about Home Advantage from Duke Energy and to speak with a Home Advantage representative, call 1.877.426.0004.
Also, see the initial agreement and forms below:
Yes. At least two-thirds of the home must be remodeled.
Our Home Advantage program incentivizes builders and developers, and owner/builders.
Call 1.877.426.0004 and leave a detailed message. Your Home Advantage account executive will contact you within two (2) business days.
No. The structure must be in Duke Energy’s territory.
The energy demand, in kilowatts, using a heat pump is much less than a straight electric heat system.
Ask your HVAC contractor to supply you the proposed AHRI report of the system(s).
No. The entire conditioned space must be controlled with heat pumps.
Yes, however, the system must be considered a heat pump and the EER must convert to at least a 13 SEER.
Sealing air ducts with mastic saves energy and allows heat pumps to operate efficiently.
Yes, any UL-approved fiber-embedded mastic qualifies.
Ask your HVAC contractor or visit www.ahridirectory.org
Yes. We will still need one NFRC sticker from the windows along with the quantity, length and width of each window.
National Fenestration Rating Council – the NFRC provides accurate information to measure and compare energy performance of windows, doors and skylights. Visit http://www.nfrc.org/.
If you have double the R-value required by your municipality or the current Florida Building Code, you qualify.
No. The material must be rated by ENERGY STAR®. For current qualified products, visit http://www.energystar.gov/.
HVAC commissioning is an industry approved evaluation performed by an HVAC contractor that confirms the new heat pump is performing within manufacturer performance guidelines. (The Home Advantage HVAC Commissioning Sheet is required.)