Heating & Cooling

The Heating and Cooling program changed November 1, 2019. Qualifying ENERGY STAR® certified central air conditioners, air source heat pumps, gas furnaces and ECM furnace blower motors had to be purchased by October 31, 2019 to be eligible for rebates. Purchased equipment must be installed by November 30, 2019, and the rebate application and all required documentation must be received no later than January 31, 2020 from your participating contractor to qualify.

Even though HVAC rebates are no longer available directly, BGE customers may still be able to receive HVAC discounts on qualified ENERGY STAR equipment by working with a licensed HVAC contractor.

Qualifying ENERGY STAR® geothermal pumps must be purchased by December 31, 2019 to be eligible for rebates. Purchased geothermal pumps must be installed by January 1, 2020, and the rebate application and all required documentation must be received no later than February 28, 2020 from your participating contractor to qualify.

If your equipment is more than 10 years old, it may be time to replace it. Upgrade and save with ENERGY STAR certified heating and cooling equipment while improving your home’s energy efficiency and comfort. Heating and air conditioning account for up to 50% of the energy you use at home. A properly installed and maintained system can reduce your energy use, improve comfort, and help you save money. If your home has multiple systems, you could save even more!

How It Works:

  1. Contact a licensed HVAC contractor.
  2. Work with your HVAC contractor to identify the best, energy efficient HVAC system for your home's unique needs.
  3. Choose your upgrades and have your contractor perform the installations.

High Efficiency HVAC Equipment:

Equipment
(AHRI RATED)
Efficiency Level
Central Air Conditioning Tier 1 ≥ 16 SEER and ≥ 13 EER
Central Air Conditioning Tier 2 ≥ 18 SEER and ≥ 13 EER
Air Source Heat Pump Tier 1 ≥ 16 SEER and ≥ 13 EER and ≥ 9.0 HSPF
Air Source Heat Pump Tier 2 ≥ 18 SEER and ≥ 13 EER and ≥ 9.5 HSPF
Gas Furnace ≥ 92% AFUE w/ECM
Multi-Zone Mini-Split ≥ 15.5 SEER and ≥ 12.5 EER and ≥ 8.6 HSPF
Single-Zone Mini-Split ≥ 18 SEER and ≥ 12.5 EER and ≥ 9.0 HSPF
Furnace Blower Motor (ECM), Factory-Installed Multi-Speed and Variable-Speed
Geothermal Heat Pump (closed loop) ≥ 17.1 EER and ≥ 3.6 COP*

*Effective 1/1/2020

SEER = Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, EER = Energy Efficiency Rating, HSPF = Heating Seasonal Performance Factor, AFUE = Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, ECM = Electronically Commutated Motor, COP = Coefficient of Performance.

Geothermal products installed at new construction homes that are not participating in the ENERGY STAR for New Homes Program are eligible for a rebate.

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Financing

The Maryland Clean Energy Center offers loans to help cover the cost of certain home improvements.

Renters and Landlords

If you are a renter or landlord applying for an appliance rebate, please discuss with your contractor.