Heating and Cooling Rebates

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Heating and cooling may account for as much as half of your home’s energy use. SMECO offers rebates up to $1,500 on equipment and services to improve the efficiency of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

Questions? Please contact your Contractor or our Call Center at 1-877-818-4094.

To get your HVAC rebates:

  1. Contact a participating HVAC contractor
  2. Work with your contractor to identify the energy efficient HVAC system that works for your home.
  3. Choose your upgrades and have your contractor perform the installations.
  4. Have your contractor submit your rebate application for you.
  5. Get cash back up to $1,500!

Ways to save up to $1,500 on new high-efficiency HVAC equipment:

Equipment (AHRI Rated) Efficiency Level Rebate Amount
Smart Thermostat Qualifying ENERGY STAR Certified Models* $100
ASHP Tier 1 ≥ 16 SEER, ≥ 13 EER, ≥ 9 HSPF $400
ASHP Tier 2 ≥ 18 SEER, ≥ 13 EER, ≥ 9.5 HSPF $650
CAC Tier 1 ≥ 16 SEER and ≥ 13 EER $300
CAC Tier 2 ≥ 18 SEER and ≥ 13 EER $500
Ductless Mini Split ASHP ≥ 18 SEER, ≥ 12.5 EER, ≥ 9.0 HSPF $250
Multi-Zone Ductless Mini Split ASHP ≥ 15.5 SEER, ≥ 12.5 EER, ≥ 8.6 HSPF $400
Geothermal Heat Pump ≥ 17.1 EER and ≥ 3.6 COP $1,500

*Limit three per household.

SEER = Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating – A rating that denotes the efficiency of air conditioning equipment. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the unit and the lower the operating cost. EER = Energy Efficiency Rating – The ratio of an air conditioning unit’s cooling capacity in British Thermal Units (BTUs) per hour to the total electrical input in watts. HSPF = Heating Seasonal Performance Factor – The total heating output of a heat pump in BTUs during its normal usage period for heating, as divided by the total electrical energy input in watt-hours during the same period. COP = Coefficient of Performance – A ratio that measures the efficiency of a heat pump. The higher the number, the more efficient the heat pump.

Learn More:

Get more information about HVAC rebates and find tips for purchasing high-efficiency heating and cooling systems.

Tips for Saving on Heating and Cooling:

  • Maintain your HVAC systems with routine maintenance throughout the year.
  • Add insulation to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
  • Install and use a programmable thermostat.
  • Choose ENERGY STAR® certified models when it is time to replace your equipment.


For questions or more information about the Heating and Cooling program, please call 1-877-818-4094.

For Contractors:

HVAC contractors who wish to participate in the rebate program can download applications and other information.

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