Duct test and repair rebate
Did you know that leaky ducts can cost you $200 or more per year? See how to seal in savings with a duct test and repair.
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Does your home have a room that is too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter? The culprit may be leaky ducts. In a typical home, about 20% of the air that moves through the duct system is lost because of improper installation.*
SRP's Duct Test and Repair Rebate™ helps you identify places in your home where energy escapes. Our program covers 75% of repair costs or up to $400 of duct testing and qualified repairs.
What to expect from testing and repairs
For a typical home, testing can range from $100 to $450 and repairs often cost between $300 and $1,500. Houses and equipment can vary; therefore, actual costs may be higher or lower.
Your ductwork repairs include:
- Repair any major duct system issues, such as disconnected, crushed, restricted or poorly supported ductwork.
- Replace equipment door panel seals as needed, or seal equipment panels with UL-181 foil tape.
- Seal all electrical and refrigerant penetrations through equipment.
- Mechanically fasten and seal the connection between the air handler and plenums.
- Mechanically fasten and seal all supply and return plenum seams and end caps.
- Mechanically fasten and seal the connection between take-off collars and supply and return plenums.
- Mechanically fasten and seal the inner liner of all supply and return ducts to take-off collars.
- Mechanically fasten and seal all duct-to-duct connections, seams, sectioned metal elbows, branch T's, Y's and L’s.
- Mechanically fasten and seal inner liner of all supply and return ducts to supply boots and return boxes. The inner liner may be sealed from inside the living space.
- Insulate any exposed ductwork and replace any insulation removed or pulled aside.
- Ensure all supply boots are fastened to framing material with screws or roofing nails.
- Seal all gaps between the subfloor, wall or ceiling and the supply boots and return boxes.
- Seal all seams of each supply boot and each return box.
- Seal all panned returns and return air chases from lower floor walls to the attic.
- Seal all equipment platforms in closets or garages.
- Duct static readings are recorded both before and after any duct repairs.**
Get a duct test and repair rebate
Apply for your rebate in three easy steps:
- Find a contractor. To qualify for the rebate, all tests and repairs must be completed by a BPI-certified contractor.
- Download this terms and conditions form and have your contractor sign it. You’ll need to submit the signed form during the application process
- Complete the rebate application online or download it, complete it and send it by mail.
Online application checklist
Here’s what you’ll need to complete a Duct Test and Repair Rebate Application online:
- A paid-in-full itemized invoice and/or receipt, including:
- The installing contractor/company name, address and Arizona Registrar of Contractors (ROC) license number
- The date of service
- The address of service, including unit/apartment numbers
- The size of the system in tons (1–5 tons)
- The type of ductwork (flex or metal)
- The air handler location
- The duct leakage method and corresponding test-in and test-out results
- The signed contractor terms and conditions form (Download it here.)
To participate in this rebate program you must:
- Be a permanent SRP residential electric customer with a central AC system or heat pump.
- Live in a single-family detached home, single-family attached dwelling or apartment/condominium.
- Single-family detached homes qualify for up to a $400 rebate.
- Mobile homes, manufactured homes, apartments, condominiums and townhouses qualify for up to a $300 rebate.
- New construction homes and evaporative coolers are not eligible.
- Complete duct test and make qualified repairs through a participating Duct Test and Repair contractor by April 30, 2023.
- Allow SRP or our agent to inspect repairs, upon request, to verify compliance with all rebate requirements.