Properly insulating your walls improves your home’s comfort and makes it more energy efficient. To help make this home improvement more affordable, Duke Energy will pay 20¢ per square foot – up to $300 – when you add injected wall foam insulation to your home.
Many Florida homes are built of concrete blocks, which are porous and not very energy efficient, and allow unwanted air and moisture into your home. If your home is more than 15 years old, it’s also likely that your walls aren’t properly insulated. Foam insulation stops outside air intruding into your home, so you can save on energy costs. This type of insulation:
When a Duke Energy certified contractor comes to your house to install the insulation he or she will:
Injectable foam is an easy way to insulate walls and most other difficult to reach places. And, adding injected wall foam insulation when you have your new heating and air system installed is a great way to maximize your home’s energy efficiency and lower energy costs.
When you install a new heating and air system, it's strongly recommended to upgrade your insulation at the same time to maximize your energy savings.
Certain guidelines and restrictions apply:
You must complete a free Duke Energy Home Energy Check with a qualifying recommendation within the past 24 months to qualify for all incentives.
To sign up for the rebate you must have complete a Home Energy Check.
Other requirements or restrictions may apply.
Wall insulation is injected into the exterior block walls of the home. Through small holes (less than 1 inch in diameter), foam insulation is injected into the empty spaces in the concrete block structure. The holes are then patched and can later be covered with a little stucco and touch-up paint.
Adding injected wall foam insulation is a great way to maximize the efficiency of your home and further reduce energy costs. Porous block walls are not very energy efficient and can allow unwanted air and moisture in your home. The insulation eliminates energy loss from outside air intruding into your home, so you can save on energy costs year-round. The insulation can also provide an effective sound barrier. In addition, you may be able to reduce the size and cost of a new HVAC system, thanks to the increased efficiency of your home.
You must first have had a free Home Energy Check to qualify and receive a Duke Energy rebate for wall insulation. Your home must also have whole-house electric heat and air conditioning.
You may use any licensed and insured contractor to do the installation.
The rebate is $0.20 per square foot, up to a maximum rebate of $300.