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Clean Heating & Cooling
Incentives up to $15,000 for Qualifying Systems
 
Type
Home
 
Category
Rebates and Instant Discounts
 
Incentive
  • Heating & Cooling
  • New Construction or Major Renovation
  • Rebates
  • Renewable Energy

If you’re looking for an energy-efficient way to heat and cool your home, consider a heat pump.

Heat pumps are environmentally friendly, affordable to operate, and can last longer than other heating and cooling systems.

Air Source Heat Pump Benefits:

  • Low-cost heating and cooling: Compared to heating and cooling with oil, propane, or electric resistance, heat pumps allow you to save money on energy bills.
  • Flexibility: Heat pumps can be installed with or without ductwork and can heat and cool either an individual room or your whole home.
  • Comfort & Convenience: Heat pumps provide all-in-one comfort since heating, cooling, and dehumidification are all in one system.
  • Environmentally Friendly: Heat pumps emit fewer greenhouse gasses, which is better for the planet.

 

More information on air source heat pumps can be found below.

For information on ground source (geothermal) heat pumps, please click here.

Additional Details

Heat pumps are heating and cooling systems that move heat inside in the winter and draw heat outside in the summer. Instead of burning fossil fuels, like oil or propane, air source heat pumps operate on the same principle as a refrigerator, using a refrigerant cycle, powered by electricity, to move heat and to keep your home at a comfortable temperature year-round.

Since heat pumps are an electric appliance, when you add one to your home, you may see your energy usage shift. Depending on your current heating and cooling situation, your electricity usage may go up--but you may save in other areas.

Choose the situation that best resembles your home below to see how a heat pump can benefit you.

If your home has ductwork for heating and cooling, a centrally-ducted heat pump may be the ideal solution. With a ducted heat pump, you can utilize your home’s existing ductwork while gaining both heating and cooling for your home.

To the pick the ducted heat pump suited to your home, consult with your heating and cooling contractor.

Ducted heat pump incentives

After your purchase of an eligible ducted heat pump system, you can receive up to two rebates totaling up to $15,000.

Ducted heat pump rebates:

  • Up to $500 per ton online or mail-in rebate
  • Additional rebate up to $1,000 per ton
    • Electrically-heated homes: customers may qualify for this additional rebate by participating in Home Energy SolutionsSM prior to the installation of their heat pump system. The rebate application will be provided to you at your Home Energy Solutions visit.
    • Oil and propane-heated homes: customers can join our Heat Pump Pilot if they meet eligibility requirements. For more information, call 877-WISE-USE.

Save time and money – click here to apply for a rebate and submit the required documentation online.

Rebates are per-unit fixed amounts, paid directly to you or to your heating and cooling equipment installation contractor. If you wish, you have the option to mail in your completed application and any documentation instead.

Ductless heat pumps, also known as mini-splits, are an efficient alternative for electrically heated homes, areas where ductwork does not exist or cannot be installed, and homes with open floor plans. Because they are fairly easy to install, installation costs are low compared to other heating and cooling systems.

Ductless heat pumps have three main parts:

  1. An indoor unit that mounts on the floor, wall, or ceiling
  2. An outdoor unit that typically sits on the ground
  3. A remote control that operates the inside unit

The indoor and outdoor units are connected by small refrigerant lines, which are installed through a very small hole in the wall. The units are smaller than conventional air conditioning equipment and less intrusive.

To the pick the ductless heat pump system suited to your home, consult with your heating and cooling contractor.

Ductless Heat Pump Incentives

To help you make the switch, you can receive incentives up to $15,000 for purchasing eligible ductless heat pumps. Simply have your contractor purchase a qualifying ductless heat pump on your behalf. There’s no paperwork or forms for you to complete. You can refer to the Air Source Heat Pump Efficiency Ratings Chart for information on which systems qualify.

Ductless heat pump incentives for qualifying equipment:

  • Up to $500 per ton instant discount when your contractor purchases equipment on your behalf. Speak to your contractor to ensure your instant discount is being applied.
  • Additional rebate up to $1,000 per ton
    • Electrically-heated homes: customers may qualify for this additional incentive by participating in Home Energy Solutions prior to the installation of their heat pump system. The rebate application will be provided to you at your Home Energy Solutions visit.
    • Oil and propane-heated home: customers can join our Heat Pump Pilot and receive a rebate if they meet eligibility requirements. For more information, call 877-WISE-USE.

Ducted Heat Pumps Eligibility Requirements

  • Residential electric service customers of Eversource and UI are eligible for the rebates.
  • Equipment must be installed by a licensed contractor in the service territory of the participating electric utility.
  • Note: Ductless and/or Ducted air source heat pump split systems sold prior to April 1, 2021 will receive the corresponding tier rebate if it meets the qualifying SEER and HSPF criteria, the minimum heating capacity ratio will be required.
  • Please refer to the Ducted Air Source Heat Pumps rebate application and Air Source Heat Pumps Efficiency Ratings Chart for information on which models qualify.
  • For help finding qualifying systems, your contractor can visit our Find a Distributor page to locate local distributors carrying already discounted products.

Ductless Heat Pumps Eligibility Requirements

  • Residential electric service customers of Eversource and UI are eligible for instant discounts.
  • Equipment should be installed by a licensed contractor that is certified by the manufacturer of the product being installed.
  • Note: Ductless and/or Ducted air source heat pump split systems sold prior to April 1, 2021 will receive the corresponding tier rebate if it meets the qualifying SEER and HSPF criteria, the minimum heating capacity ratio will be required.

Qualifying Ductless Mini-Split Systems

To learn more, call 877-WISE-USE. UI customers can find more information here.

If you are a Connecticut resident and are not served by one of the utilities listed above, please visit your utility’s website to see what energy efficiency programs are available to you. Please click here for information on how to contact your municipal utility.