The Kit

Every Energy Kit used makes a real difference. When you install energy-efficient showerheads, replace lightbulbs, and insulate your switches and outlets, the energy saved every day adds up.

Duke Energy provides one FREE Energy Kit per household every 36 months for eligible Duke Energy account holders. Households must be associated with schools participating in the My Energy Kit Challenge.

Not eligible to get a kit? Not to worry! Your sign-up will still be credited to your school and count toward school rewards.

What’s in the kit?

Two 5-Watt Candelabra LED Bulbs

Just one ENERGY STAR® qualified LED bulb can save approximately $80 or more in energy costs over its lifetime.

Energy-Efficient Showerhead

A standard showerhead uses about 3.8 gallons of water per minute. The water-saving showerhead in the kit uses 1.5 gallons per minute, without sacrificing any water pressure. It also features a 9-jet adjustable turbo massage that easily rotates from a gentle needle spray to a forceful jet.

Kitchen Faucet Aerator
Bathroom Faucet Aerator

Most modern faucets pour out about 2.2 gallons per minute (GPM), and older faucets use even more. The aerators in the kit help your faucets use less water – the kitchen aerator uses 1.5 GPM, and the bathroom aerator only 1 GPM. The aerators work by injecting air into the stream. This boosts the water pressure, yet reduces the water used.

Switch and Outlet Insulators

A lack of proper insulation means that your home’s heating system has to work harder. The kit’s insulators for your switches and outlets help to seal small gaps that cause heat loss in your home, and in doing so, they help to conserve energy.

Additional kit contents include:
  • LED Night Light
  • Teflon Tape (used for installing the Showerhead and Faucet Aerators)
  • Water Flow Meter Bag
  • Hot Water Gauge Card
  • DOE Energy Savers Booklet
  • Glow Ring Toy
  • Product Information/Instruction Sheet