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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Tampa Electric - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 06/25/2012
Program Overview:
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Heat pumps, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, HVAC Maintenance, HVAC Motor Replacement
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Construction, Low-Income Residential
Amount:New Construction
Ductwork: $100
Ceiling Insulation: $150
HVAC: $275 per unit
Windows: $400
Water Heating: $150
Energy Star Homes Certification: $100

Existing Homes
In-Home Energy Audit: Free
HVAC Maintenance: $75
HVAC ECM Motor Replacement: $135
Heat Pump: $275 - $400
Ceiling Insulation: $200 - $350
Wall Insulation: $0.31 per square foot
Window Replacement: $2.65 per square foot
Window Film: $2 per square foot
Ductwork: discounted to $50
Equipment Requirements:Ceiling Insulation: R-30
Wall Insulation: R-11
Heat Pumps/AC: minimum SEER of 15; must be replacing an inefficient air conditioning system
Geothermal Heat Pumps: minimum EER 12
Windows: must be NFRC-labeled with a minimum solar heat gain co-efficiency of .35, U-factor of .60 maximum
Window Film: minimum shading co-efficiency of .40 or less
Installation Requirements:Equipment must be installed by a pre-approved contractor
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Tampa Electric provides a variety of financial incentives to promote energy efficiency in the residential sector. The Ductwork Rebate Program gives Tampa Electric customers the opportunity to have a trained professional appraise a home's duct system for accessibility and repair needs, seal any leaks, and help minimize future leaks for only $50.

Customers can also have insulation inspected through the Building Envelope Improvement Program. If the technician finds areas for improvement the customer may be awarded rebates to replace or add ceiling insulation, replace windows, or install window film. Customers should schedule an appointment with a Tampa Electric energy analyst before installing ceiling insulation. The other measures do not require pre-inspection, but must meet minimum requirements to qualify for incentives.

Tampa Electric also provides a rebate for high efficiency heat pumps (15+ SEER) through the Heating and Cooling Rebate Program. With this program, customers can be credited $275 - $400 for replacing an existing heat pump with a high efficiency heat pump or for replacing an electric resistance, natural gas, or oil heating system with a qualified heat pump.  Rebates are also offered for HVAC maintenance and electronically commutated motor replacements.

Homeowners and contractors building new homes can receive incentives to incorporate energy efficient design through the Residential New Construction Program.  Finally the Neighborhood Weatherization program, offered by Tampa Electric in conjunction with Tampa Hillsborough Action Plan, provides energy saving kits to income qualified customers. 

See the web site for full details on all programs and application forms.


  Hillsborough County
Tampa Electric
Energy Management Services
P.O. Box 111
Tampa, FL 33601
Phone: (813) 275-3909
Phone 2: (813) 223-0800
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  Polk County
Tampa Electric
Energy Management Services
P.O. Box 111
Tampa, FL 33601
Phone: (813) 275-3909
Phone 2: (863) 299-0800
Web Site:
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