Heating & Cooling Equipment Rebates
The BGE Smart Energy Savers Program offers up to $900 in rebates for ENERGY STAR® certified heating and cooling equipment (see table below). If your heating and cooling equipment is more than 10 years old, it might be time to replace it.* Choosing ENERGY STAR certified equipment can help you improve comfort, reduce energy use and save money. So start saving today!
|EQUIPMENT AND SERVICE REBATES|
|Equipment (AHRI rated)||Efficiency Level||Rebate Amount|
|Central Air Conditioning Tier 1||≥ 14.5 SEER and ≥ 12 EER||$150|
|Central Air Conditioning Tier 2||≥ 15 SEER and ≥ 12.5 EER||$300|
|Central Air Conditioning Tier 3||≥ 16 SEER and ≥ 13 EER||$500|
|Air Source Heat Pump Tier 1||≥ 14.5 SEER and ≥ 12 EER and ≥ 8.2 HSPF||$200|
|Air Source Heat Pump Tier 2||≥ 15 SEER and ≥ 12.5 EER and ≥ 8.5 HSPF||$300|
|Air Source Heat Pump Tier 3||≥ 16 SEER and ≥ 13 EER and ≥ 9 HSPF||$500|
|Geothermal Heat Pump (closed loop)||≥ 17.1 EER and ≥ 3.6 COP||$500|
|Gas Furnace Tier 1||≥ 92% AFUE w/ECM||$300|
|Gas Furnace Tier 2 with Quality Installation||≥ 92% AFUE w/ECM||$400|
|Ductless Mini-Split A/C||≥ 16 SEER and ≥ 13 EER||$300|
|Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump||≥ 16 SEER and ≥ 13 EER and ≥ 9 HSPF||$300|
|Cooling Efficiency Improvement||$100|
Note: SEER = Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, EER = Energy Efficiency Rating, HSPF = Heating Seasonal Performance Factor, AFUE = Annual Fuel Utility Efficiency, COP = Coefficient of Performance.
All HVAC equipment rebate applications are subject to validation for an energy efficiency rating using Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Certificates. AHRI certification programs are recognized by ENERGY STAR to demonstrate that manufacturer's equipment performance claims have been independently measured and verified. AHRI Certificates rate the efficiency of the individual HVAC system based on the combination of outdoor and indoor units, indoor coil, and other features such as the fan type, thermal expansion valve and/or a fan delay relay switch.
Getting your rebate is as easy as 1-2-3
- Determine your eligibility.
- Choose an approved participating contractor.
- Have your contractor perform the installation and submit the rebate application.
Why Should I Buy High-Efficiency Equipment?
A high-efficiency heating and cooling system can help you improve comfort, reduce your energy use, and save you money. Your contractor can determine the proper HVAC equipment size for your home. Although ENERGY STAR certified models can sometimes be more expensive up-front, the additional cost is typically recovered through lower energy use. And, if you buy a gas furnace, your participating contractor can help you select the right size and type of equipment, check the efficiency of your installed system and ensure proper airflow with BGE’s Gas Furnace with Quality Installation Program.
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* Source: energystar.gov