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Central Air Conditioning
Rebates of Up to $200 for Qualifying Systems
Rebates and Instant Discounts
Up to $200
  • Heating & Cooling
  • Rebates

Before upgrading or installing a central air conditioner, consider a centrally ducted heat pump. Centrally ducted heat pumps work with your existing ductwork to both heat and cool your home. They use a relatively small amount of electricity to harvest a lot of heat from the atmosphere or ground. Then they bring the sun’s warmth into your living space during cold months—and to your faucets year-round. During the summer they efficiently cool your home by removing hot air from it and they do it without combustion or fossil fuels, so they’re clean and green.

Compared to heating with oil, propane, or electric baseboard, heat pumps are the lowest cost fuel source. They might cost more upfront for installation and increase your household electricity bill, but you’re likely to save money in the long run because they don’t require expensive fossil fuels to run. Plus, Energize Connecticut offers cash incentives and low-interest subsidized financing to help pay for the cost of installing a heat pump.

Heat pumps also significantly reduce a big cost that is an increasing concern in Connecticut: the escalating cost of climate change. Learn more about the benefits of heat pumps and use the Clean Heating & Cooling Calculator on our Clean Heating and Cooling page to see what a heat pump would mean for your home’s budget—and how much it would reduce your carbon emissions.

For information on air source heat pumps, click here.

Additional Details

Selecting the right system for your home has never been more important. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, heating and cooling account for up to 56 percent of energy used in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes.

Fortunately, there are now a wide variety of energy-efficient air conditioners available to cool your home. In addition, many of these systems have supporting equipment in common, such as thermostats and ducts, which provide opportunities for more energy savings. An ENERGY STAR certified central air conditioner is 15 percent more efficient than a standard system. Those savings can add up.

How We Can Help

Upgrade your central air conditioner for less with rebates of $200 per qualifying ENERGY STAR certified unit. To get started on your path to energy savings, consult with your HVAC contractor. Please refer to the Central Air Conditioner rebate application and Central Air Conditioner Efficiency Ratings Chart under the Forms and Documents section of this page for information on which models qualify.

Step 1 - To see which air conditioning systems qualify for a rebate, see the "Who is eligible for a rebate and qualifying systems" section below and the Central Air Conditioner Efficiency Ratings Chart under the Forms and Documents section of this page. See the rebate application for additional eligibility requirements, terms and conditions.

Central Air Conditioner System rebate form

Step 2 - Contact your HVAC contractor about which system is right for you.

Step 3 - Have your qualifying unit installed..

Step 4 - 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, the consumer, or the installation contractor.

If you wish, you have the option to mail in the completed application and any documentation instead. See the rebate application for further details.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

Residential 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.

Qualifying Systems

Qualifying systems are electric central air conditioning systems of matched assembly, in which both the condenser unit and the evaporator coil are installed simultaneously. A matched assembly is a model combination that is listed in the AHRI Directory of Certified Equipment. A matched assembly must also include the air handler, furnace or other component that is used to determine the rating according to ANSI/AHRI STANDARD 210/240-2008. To see a list of qualifying units, download the CT Qualified Products List (QPL).

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