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2018 HVAC Rebates- Local and Federal


Florida is getting greener every year in terms of energy efficiency.

To fuel eco-friendliness, the State of Florida is offering attractive

rebates on HVAC equipment. Energy companies are pitching in too.

Here is a look at Florida energy rebate programs you can

take advantage of and federal tax credits.



Florida Power and Light Residential Energy Efficiency Program


To qualify for a $150 air conditioning rebate:

  • Purchase and install a complete new straight cool/air cooled high-efficiency A/C system. This includes both indoor and outdoor A/C units.

  • New unit must have a SEER rating of 16 or 17.

  • New unit must be installed in a single-family detached home.

  • Purchase your A/C system through a Participating Independent Contractor (PIC).

Duke Energy Residential HVAC Rebate Program

Rebates for high-efficiency heat pumps


Duke Energy offers the following rebates when you install a new high-efficiency heat pump:

Incentives for single family homes:

  • Existing strip heat to a minimum 15 SEER 8.2 HSPF system $375

  • Less efficient heat pump to a minimum 15 SEER 8.2 HSPF heat pump $200

  • Existing strip heat to a minimum 17 SEER 9.0 HSPF system $800

  • Less efficient heat pump to a minimum 17 SEER 9.0 HSPF heat pump $600

Incentives for manufactured homes:

  • Existing strip heat to a minimum 15 SEER 8.2 HSPF system $375

  • Less efficient heat pump to a minimum 15 SEER 8.2 HSPF heat pump $200


Federal Tax Credits: 

Equipment that qualifies for energy tax credits

Installing alternative energy equipment in your home such as solar panels and geothermal heat pumps, can qualify you for a credit equal to 30% of your total cost. The credit is available through the end of 2019. After that, the percentage steps down each year and then stops at the end of 2021.

Qualifying equipment includes solar-powered units that generate electricity, energy-producing wind fans and geothermal heat pumps. The credit is only available for improvements you make to your primary home. If you are adding solar panels to your summer house, you won’t get a tax break for it.

Filing for energy tax credits on your tax return

To claim the credit, you'll need IRS Form 5695. Work out the credit amount on that form then enter it on your 1040. You should keep your receipt for the appliance as well as the Manufacturer's Certification Statement, so you can prove your claim if the IRS ever conducts an audit.

Just remember, you can reduce your taxes with the energy tax credit, but you can't get money back. In other words, if you owe $2,200 and your credit is $3,400, you can only claim $2,200 this year. However, with the credit involving turbines and heat pumps, the remaining $1,200 could be carried over to the following year.

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CHECK BACK, as we will update this list as Rebates and Incentives become available


A complete list of local and utility company rebates can be found at DsireUSA.