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EnergyUnited - Residential Energy Efficient Heat Pump Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/15/2012
Program Overview:
State: North Carolina
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Heat pumps
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Heat Pumps (14 SEER): $150
Heat Pumps (15 SEER +): $300
Maximum Incentive:2 per dwelling
Equipment Requirements:Heat Pumps: 14 SEER; 8.2 HSPF
Geothermal Heat Pumps: 11.5 EER
Installation Requirements:HVAC dealer performing installation must participate in the Approved EnergyUnited HVAC Dealer Network
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EnergyUnited offers rebates to residential customers who upgrade to high efficiency heat pumps. Rebates range from $150 - $300, varying by efficiency. The rebate form can be found on the program website and must be completed by the installing HVAC contractor. Each unit will require a separate form in order to qualify for rebates. Systems must be appropriately sized, recognized by the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and have an official ARI rating. Copies of the ARI certification, County Inspection and sales invoice must be included with each rebate form.  Forms can be faxed to the number listed below or mailed to the address provided. All installations must be professionally installed, maintain insulated and sealed ductwork, obtain all necessary permits and inspections and abide by all applicable codes. View the program website listed above for more information or contact EnergyUnited.

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879 McDowell Rd.
PO Bopx 40
Asheboro, NC 27204
Phone: (800) 682-8212
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