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Rebates & Incentives

We would be happy to assist you in navigating the various rebates & incentives available so you can take advantage of savings opportunities. The following are both local and national programs you may be eligible for.

Ohio – Duke Energy Ohio - for customers of Duke Energy Ohio, incentives are available on the installation of high-efficiency heating and cooling systems for Ohio customers through their Smart Saver program. Rebates of $200 are available for upgrading to a high-performing gas furnace, air conditioning unit, heat pump, or geothermal heat pump. For more details, visit Duke at: Duke Energy Smart $aver (Ohio)

Ohio – Cincinnati, OH – to stimulate community revitalization the City of Cincinnati is providing a tax abatement on qualifying LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified rehabilitated buildings or construction of energy efficient LEED certified homes and commercial businesses. We can assist you with residential LEED questions you may have. Click here for an overview of the tax abatement: City of Cincinnati Tax Abatement

Ohio - Statewide - Ohio residents may be eligible for financing of home energy improvement measures through the state's ECO-Link program. ECO-Link offers a reduced interest rate on qualifying loans to homeowners completing energy-efficient upgrades, installing renewable energy products or weatherizing their homes. Eligible homeowners receive a 3% interest rate reduction on bank loans for five or seven years. For more visit: ECO-Link  

Kentucky - Statewide - State tax credits from $100-$250 (maximum $500 on all measures) may be available for Kentucky residents on energy efficiency upgrades such as insulation, high-efficiency furnaces, and high-performing air conditioners. For more, view the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence tax credits and requirements: Kentucky Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Highlights

Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana - Solar, Geothermal, and other renewables– the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) provides a listing of incentives by state. For more, visit: DSIRE

Federal Tax Credit – the 2011 Federal Energy Efficiency Tax credit allows for energy efficient upgrades including insulation and high-performing Heating & Air Conditioning systems to be eligible for a 10% federal tax credit (up to $500) in 2011. For more, visit Energy Star’s site at: 2011 Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Efficiency 

Energy Efficient Mortgages - Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM) and Energy Improvement Mortgages (EIM) allow home buyers to credit a home's energy efficiency in the mortgage itself. EEMs give borrowers the opportunity to finance energy-saving measures as part of a single mortgage and stretch debt-to-income qualifying ratios on loans thereby allowing borrowers to qualify for a larger loan amount and a more energy-efficient home. EIMs are used to purchase existing homes that will have energy efficiency improvements made to them. EIMs allow borrowers to include the cost of energy-efficiency improvements to an existing home in the mortgage without increasing the down payment. EIMs allow the borrower to use the money saved in utility bills to finance energy improvements. For more, visit the Energy Star site: EIM & EEM Home Financing