Change in Rebate Amount:
Due to high program participation, beginning July 1, 2021, the rebate amount for ENERGY STAR® certified smart thermostats will be reduced from $100 to $75. To qualify for the $100 rebate, your thermostat must be purchased on or before June 30, 2021, and must be submitted or postmarked by July 31, 2021.
Appliances help you keep your home running smoothly. However, they also use a lot of energy. To help you save energy and save money, SMECO offers instant rebates when you purchase select ENERGY STAR® certified smart thermostats, hybrid heat pump water heaters, and pool pumps.
Smart Thermostat - $75 Rebate
Get a $75 rebate when you purchase a qualifying ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostat.
Submit an online application.
Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater - Instant Rebate
Qualifying models that hold 55 gallons or less must have an energy factor of 2.0 or higher, while units larger than 55 gallons must have an energy factor of 2.2 or above.
Two Ways to Get Your Rebate:
In addition to your instant rebate, qualified ENERGY STAR certified hybrid water heaters are also eligible for a $300 federal tax credit.* This federal tax credit is available for purchases made between 12/31/2017 and 12/31/2020.
*For more information, consult your tax advisor or visit the ENERGY STAR website.
In the link above, click on “Variable-speed” in the left toolbar to find in-ground and above ground models eligible for the models eligible for an instant discount.
(Note that single-speed and multi-speed pool pumps are not eligible for rebates.)
Work with one of our participating contractors, who are specially trained on installing pool pumps.
Now you can find instant rebates on qualifying smart thermostats and hybrid heat pump water heaters at participating retailers—so you save big before leaving the store!
Here’s How It Works:
Shop at one of our participating retailers.
Lowe’s (Heat Pump Water Heaters)
- 2525 Crain Highway, Waldorf
- 300 Rosewick Road, La Plata
- 45075 Worth Avenue, California
The Home Depot (Smart Thermostats and Heat Pump Water Heaters)
- 12050 Jefferson Farm Place, Waldorf
Look for these signs in the store, near smart thermostats and heat pump water heaters.
Then follow these simple steps on the signs:
- Go to SMECO.coop/instant.
- Verify your eligibility and get your coupon code.
- Scan coupon code at checkout and save.
There are many other ENERGY STAR certified products and appliances that help you save energy and money. Check out the Select ENERGY STAR Appliances page for details.
If you purchase your appliance online, you must pay the Maryland Sales and Use Tax to be eligible to receive your rebate. If the retailer did not include sales tax on the transaction, you can go to the Comptroller of Maryland website for more information.
Redeem your complimentary energy efficiency kit that includes six LEDs and an energy-efficient showerhead.
EmPOWER Maryland programs are funded by a charge on your energy bill. EmPOWER programs can help you reduce your energy consumption and save you money. Learn more about EmPOWER and how you can participate.