Good Cents


Good Cents

Good Cents means great value. Today's home contains twice as many electrical outlets and consumes twice the power of a comparable 1950s model. That's a lot of energy.

The GoodCents program is the oldest and largest energy-efficient home certification program in the country. It was developed in 1976 to encourage builders to construct energy-efficient homes. Since that time, more than 750,000 GoodCents homes have been built across the country. And that number continues to grow by 60,000 a year. GoodCents Homes make good sense for everyone: The builder, the realtor, the homeowner, and the utility provider.

The incentive is available to all Duncan Power residential customers.

  • Efficiency ratings must be verified by the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) directory. The manufacturer's tested rating will be used for larger systems not found in ARI.
  • A complete residential energy audit must be accomplished before payment can be made or credited.
  • All installations must be inspected and approved by City of Duncan Code Enforcement inspectors prior to payment or credit.

Buy or Build a Goodcents Home

Your home is the biggest investment you'll ever make. So you want to do it right, but who to trust? And where do you find information about the ways to save on heating, cooling, and efficient appliances?

Good Cents Will Help

Good Cents will help, here's how: Greater value. GoodCents homebuilders are certified through the local utility; so you know your home is well-built and energy efficient. So you can buy or build a home with peace of mind. And when you sell your GoodCents home, it's more marketable. That's value.

Reduced Energy Bills

Reduced energy bills. Tighter windows and doors, better insulation, and more efficient heating and cooling. Those all mean lower energy bills.

GoodCents certified products and services mean you'll be saving money month after month.

Heat Pumps

A high-efficiency heat pump is the heart of the GoodCents program. Duncan Power will make a cash payment or credit to the utility account of residential customers who install high-efficiency electric heat pumps.

System Efficiency Seer Rating

System Efficiency Seer RatingGood Cents Cost (per ton)Non-Good Cents Cost (per ton)
16.5 to 16.99$250$200
17 to 17.99$275$225
18 to 18.99$300$250
19 to 19.99$325$275
20 and more$350$300

PCA Discount off-Peak of 10%

Certified Good Cents residences qualify for a lower price for electricity during the heating season. This leads to a savings during the winter months and helps manage energy costs year-round.