Heat Pump Rebates

CAEC offers rebates on high efficiency air-to-air heat pumps, dual fuel systems, mini-split systems and geothermal units for both standard and manufactured homes. The minimum SEER(1) rating allowed is 15 on standard homes or if a manufactured home is switching from a furnace to a heat pump, a 14 SEER rating will be allowed. Rebate qualifications are below. For more information, contact us at 1-800-545-5735 ext. 2118.

Standard Homes:

Air Source(3)

  • 15 SEER- $150/ton
  • 16 SEER or greater- $200/ton

Dual Fuel(4)  or Mini Split Unit

  • 15 SEER- $300/ton
  • 16 SEER or greater- $350/ton

Geothermal(5)

  • 17.1 EER or greater- $600/ton

Manufactured Homes:

Air Source

  • 14 SEER – $100/ton (if moving from a furnace to an electric heat pump)
  • 15 SEER – $150/ton
  • 16 SEER or greater – $200/ton

Dual Fuel

  • 14 SEER- $250/ton
  • 15 SEER – $300/ton
  • 16 SEER or greater – $350/ton

Additional Requirements:

  • Installer must have a business license for installing HVAC systems
  • A load calculation must be performed on the home and a copy must be turned in to CAEC (this ensures that the heat pump will be properly sized for the home)
  • For manufactured homes, an inspection of skirting must be completed by CAEC

 

Definitions: (1)SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating): Shows the efficiency of a unit during a particular season (cooling). The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the unit will work. (2)EER (Energy Efficiency Rating): Shows the efficiency of a unit that doesn’t require the outside air, therefore is not based on seasons. (3)Air-to-Air Heat Pump: a heat pump with a unit outside that uses outside air to cool and heat the home – it uses electric strips for supplemental heating when it is extremely cold outside. (4)Dual Fuel Heat Pump: Works just like an Air-to-Air heat pump, but uses gas back-up instead of the electric heat strips. (5)Geothermal Heat Pump: Uses the ground temperature instead of outside air to cool and heat the home