High Efficiency Heating and Cooling System Rebate

The ENERGY STAR® Heating and Cooling System rebate is made possible by Energize Connecticut and administered by CL&P. A rebate of $250 per system is available. 

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling account for about 56 percent of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes. There is a wide variety of technology available for heating and cooling your home, enabling efficient conversion of energy into useful heat or cool air. In addition, many heating and cooling systems have supporting equipment in common, such as thermostats and ducts, which provide opportunities for saving energy.

ENERGY STAR® Heating and Cooling System Rebate

Valid for Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating residential customers who purchase and install a qualifying ducted split or package type air conditioning or heat pump on or after January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.  This equipment may qualify for low interest financing through participating lenders.  Ducted split air conditioners and heat pumps also qualify for the Quality Installation and Verification program. 

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Heating and Cooling System Rebate application: 

Verify that your new system qualifies: 

Minimum Efficiency Levels / Incentive Schedules

Eligible Equipment Type Incentive Per Unit 

AHRI1 Rated Unitary Air Conditioning and Split Systems

14.5 SEER2 / 12 EER3  $250

AHRI Rated Central Air Conditioning Packaged Systems

14 SEER / 11 EER $250

AHRI Rated Air Source Heat Pump Split Systems

14.5 SEER / 12 EER / 8.2 HSPF4  $250

AHRI Rated Air Source Heat Pump Packaged Systems

14 SEER / 11 EER / 8.0 HSPF $250

1 AHRI – Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute. All equipment must be rated in the AHRI Air Conditioners and Air Conditioners Coils or Heat Pumps and Heat Pump Coils directories. Both can be found online at www.ahridirectory.org.

2 SEER – Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio

3 EER – Energy Efficiency Ratio

4 HSPF – Heating and Seasonal Performance Factor

Ductless & Geothermal Heat Pump Applications available at www.cl-p.com or www.uinet.com. 

Locate your qualifying make and model: 

Obtain your AHRI certificate: 

Locate a qualified HVAC installer: 

Qualify for financing: 

  • Low interest financing is available through participating lenders.  Please note that to obtain financing, your contractor must be approved by lender.

Utilize a Quality Installation and Verification (QIV) program incentive.  Please note that your HVAC installer must be on the utility approved QIV contractor directory.  Read more about the QIV program here:

Differentiating High Efficiency HVAC Systems

There are a few kinds of HVAC systems you could have installed in your home which are dependant on where you live, square footage, construction type and cost. Listed below are the two types which are available for the rebate.

A split HVAC system is comprised of multiple sections. An indoor coil section is installed in the ductwork and an outdoor coil section (compressor/condenser) is installed on the outside of the home. Inside the home (attic, basement, closet) there may be a combined fan and air conditioning coil in one box or separate coil and fan sections which can house a gas or oil-heating furnace. Note that the installed system must be a matched assembly to qualify for rebate (the two or three components must be mated; more information can be found on the AHRI Directory. Most often, all sections would require replacement to ensure the best efficiency.

A package system contains all components in one box (compressor, condenser, fan) and is typically found installed outside the home, in some cases on the roof and ducted into the home.

For more information, call 1-877-WISE-USE (1-877-947-3873).