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City of Tallahassee Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 01/23/2013
Program Overview:
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Furnaces , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Building Insulation, Tankless Water Heaters, Heat Pump Water Heaters, Clothes Dryer, Pool Heater, Gas Oven, Gas Outdoor Lighting
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Water Source Heat Pump
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Energy Star Home: $1/square foot
Ceiling Insulation: 80% of installation cost (100% for income-qualified customers)

Electric Rebates
Refrigerators: $75
Freezers: $40
Clothes Washers: $100
Central Air Conditioner: $100 or $350
Heat Pump: $100 - $350
Water Source Heat Pump: $750
Heat Pump Water Heater: $600

Natural Gas Rebates
Clothes Dryers: $150 - $200
Furnace: $350 - $700
Water Heater: $675
Oven: $150 - $200
Outdoor Lighting: $50
Pool Heater: $250 - $450
Water Heaters: $300 - $675
Bonus "Gold" Package Rebate: $425 for installing 3 out of 4 (Water Heaters, Furnace, Clothes Dryer, Oven)
Maximum Incentive:Energy Star Home: $2000t
Ceiling Insulation: $400 ($500 for income-qualified customers)
Equipment Requirements:Ceiling Insulation: Insulation must have a rating of at least R-38 or R-49, depending on how the home is heated

Appliances must be ENERGY STAR certified
Water Source Heat Pump (Closed Loop): EER 14.1 and COP 3.3
Water Source Heat Pump (Open Loop): EER 16.2 and COP 3.6
Heat Pump: Minimum SEER 14, EER 12, HSPF 8.2 or higher
Air Conditioner: Minimum SEER 14, EER 12 or higher
Heat Pump Water Heater: 2.0 EF, Energy Star certified, must replace electric water heater

Natural Gas: See Program Website
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits:City of Tallahassee Utilities
Web Site:

City of Tallahassee Utilities (CTU) offers residential customers rebates for the purchase of ENERGY STAR appliances and heating and cooling equipment. Qualifying appliances include refrigerators, freezers and clothes washers. Rebates also exist for electric HVAC systems including: central air conditioners, heat pumps and water heaters.  CTU provides separate rebates for customers who upgrade their existing equipment to more efficient natural gas models.  Incentivized items include furnaces, ovens, water heaters, and outdoor lighting.  Bonus rebates can be achieved for natural gas equipment by purchasing and installing multiple eligible items at one time.

CTU insulation grant program will cover 80% of the installation costs of ceiling insulation, up to $400.  For income-qualified customers these maximums expand to 100% of insulation costs, up to $500.  The efficiency rating of the new insulation must be R-38 if the home is heated by a natural gas furnace, oil furnace, or electric heat pump, and R-49 if the home is heated by a central electric resistance furnace.

CTU also provides incentives for new and existing home that achieve Energy Star certification.  For more information on this program visit its DSIRE entry.

See the CTU website for applications, program guidelines, and rebate terms.


  Information- City of Tallahassee
City of Tallahassee Utilities
300 South Adams St. B32
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: (850) 891-4968
Web Site:
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