Tampa Electric - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Florida)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Florida

Name Tampa Electric - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Construction, Low-Income Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Duct/Air sealing, Heat pumps, Windows, Geothermal Heat Pumps, HVAC Maintenance, HVAC Motor Replacement
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
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

Program Administrator Tampa Electric
Website http://www.tampaelectric.com/residential/saveenergy/
Date added to DSIRE 2006-04-18
Last DSIRE Review 2012-06-25
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Hillsborough County
Department Tampa Electric
Division Energy Management Services
Address P.O. Box 111

Place Tampa, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 33601
Phone 813-275-3909
Phone 2 (888) 223-0800

Website http://www.tampaelectric.com
Contact Name Polk County
Department Tampa Electric
Division Energy Management Services
Address P.O. Box 111

Place Tampa, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 33601
Phone (863) 299-0800
Phone 2 (888) 223-0800

Website http://www.tampaelectric.com

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"