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Smart $aver®

How it works:

STEP ONE: Call one of our participating contractors

Once you pick your home improvement project, find the right person for the job. Our search tool easily connects you with our trusted network of participating contractors.

STEP TWO: Make improvements

You've invested in the comfort, value and energy efficiency of your home. You will enjoy the benefits of this choice for years to come.

STEP THREE: Get your cash

And now, the best part. Your contractor completes and submits your application and your cash rebate arrives in your mailbox.

How can we help you?

Our home improvement rebate programs help you make your home more comfortable. You can improve the air quality in your home, fix uneven temperature spots and make sure your equipment is running efficiently. These changes help you reduce your energy usage and save on your monthly bill!

HVAC Install Get $200

Is your outdated equipment using too much energy?

If your HVAC equipment is more than 10 years old, or it isn't keeping your house as comfortable as you'd like, it's time for a change. You can get a new heating and cooling unit for your home – and we'll help you pay for it!

  • Improve the year-round comfort and air quality of your home.
  • Receive $200 for each new, qualifying heat pump and central air conditioner installed.
  • Use less energy and lower your bills.

To be eligible, you must be an electric service customer residing in a single-family residence. Customers living in apartments and multifamily homes are not eligible at this time. Your system must be installed and operable before you submit your rebate application.

Health Check Get $50

Does your heating and cooling unit need a checkup?

Did you know HVAC units need tuneups, just like cars? Our Health Check can improve your unit's efficiency and the comfort of your home.

  • Improve your comfort and air quality and extend the life of your equipment.
  • Get $50 toward improving your heating and cooling system with recommendations from our advanced assessment.
  • Use less energy and lower your bills.

To be eligible, you must complete the Health Check and the enhancements recommended by a participating contractor. You must also be an electric service customer residing in a single-family residence.

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Insulate and Seal – Ductwork Get $175

Leaky ductwork can cost you on your monthly energy bill.

Do your ducts circulate air the way they should? Do they bring dirt and air contaminants inside your home? Have them properly sealed and insulated to make your home more comfortable and improve the quality of the air you breathe every day.

  • Get $100 for duct sealing and $75 for duct insulation.
  • Enjoy better comfort in every kind of weather.
  • Take advantage of our rebates to lower the cost of your home improvements.
  • Lower your energy bills throughout the year.

To be eligible, you must be an electric service customer residing in a single-family residence. Customers living in apartments and multifamily homes are not eligible at this time.

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Insulate and Seal – Attic Get $250

Is your insulation doing its job?

The right types of attic insulation and air sealing provide lifelong energy savings – and improve the quality of the air you breathe every day.

  • Enjoy better comfort in every kind of weather.
  • Take advantage of our rebates to lower the cost of your home improvements.
  • Lower your energy bills throughout the year.

To be eligible, you must be an electric service customer residing in a single-family residence. Customers living in apartments and multifamily homes are not eligible at this time.

Testimonials

“I loved getting the rebate! The check arrived quickly, and it was easy to receive the rebate. I also love the new furnace and AC.”

– Kaye Ohio, September 2013

“We did not have to fill out any forms. Our contractor and Duke handled everything.”

– Bob Ohio, May 2013

“Very good program that helps with the overall cost of HVAC replacement.”

– Michael North Carolina, December 2013
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Frequently asked questions

How do I apply for a cash rebate? What is the process?

Complete an application for the specific program that interests you. Email the completed forms to Incentives@DukeResSmartSaver.com, fax them to 866.728.8293 or mail the forms to the address listed on the application. All applications must be submitted within 90 days of installation to be eligible.

What is a participating contractor?

All contractors who are part of our trusted network of service providers are industry-licensed professionals. Contractors who participate in our Health Check and Insulate and Seal programs are certified by either the Building Performance Institute (BPI) or the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) organization. Only our Smart $aver participating contractors are approved to perform services that will qualify for a rebate from Duke Energy.

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

Our goal is to help you reduce your energy use and bills. Why? Because conserving energy is the right thing to do for our customers and ourselves. The demand for electricity is growing, and building new power plants is expensive and takes years to complete. The cleanest, most efficient power plant is the one we never have to build.

Duke Energy reserves the right to revise program requirements and incentive levels at any time. Incentives are subject to availability. For questions not addressed on the website, call 866.785.6209.