Residential New Construction
Builders of new residential homes with central heat and air systems may qualify for rebates when installing high-efficiency equipment, and for utilizing high-efficiency building techniques in residential new construction. The same rebates are available to qualifying homeowners who build their own home.
The following measures include:
- Ductwork: Earn a $100 rebate for sealing the entire duct system with mastic. All joints and seams must be sealed, including registers at the ceiling. A blower-door test resulting in leakage of four percent or less qualifies for the rebate.
- Ceiling Insulation: Earn a $150 rebate when attic insulation levels meet a minimum R-30 standard or when a minimum R-19 is installed in conjunction with a radiant barrier.
- Heating and Cooling: Earn a $275 rebate for each unit that meets a minimum qualifying efficiency rating (ARI rating only) of 15.0 SEER.
- Windows: Earn a $400 rebate when all windows are NFRC-labeled with a minimum solar heat gain coefficiency equal to or less than .35 and a U-factor equal to or less than .60.
- High-Efficiency Electric Water Heating: Earn a $150 rebate when you install a heat recovery unit or heat pump water heater (applicable only when an electric water heater is present).
- Certification: Earn a $100 rebate for each home that is certified by an independent HERS rater to meet the minimum Energy Star® certification requirements.
Acquiring your rebate
Once the energy-efficient construction materials and equipment have been installed as specified in the program guidelines, the builder is required to complete, sign and date the Residential New Construction Rebate form . A hard copy of the form must be submitted to Tampa Electric prior to the closing date of the home.
Please note: An eight-digit vendor number is required for processing. This number is assigned to builders who register with Tampa Electric. To register, please complete and submit this Vendor Number Request form . A vendor number will be e-mailed to you within five to seven business days.
*Only one incentive payment will be issued per home. The payment is based on equipment and/or measures purchased prior to the certificate of occupancy.