Connecticut Light and Power (Electric) - Heating and Cooling Rebate Program (Connecticut)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Connecticut

Name Connecticut Light and Power (Electric) - Heating and Cooling Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential, Multi-Family Residential
Eligible Technologies Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Ductless Split HVAC System: 500-1000

Geothermal Heat Pump: 500/ton
AHRI Rated Packaged Systems: 500/unit
AHRI Rated Air to Air Heat Pump: 500/unit
AHRI Rated Unitary AC and Split System: 500/unit

Eligible System Size Varies depending on technology
Equipment Requirements AHRI Rated Unitary A/C and Split System 14.5 SEER / 12 EER

AHRI Rated Air to Air Heat Pump Systems 14.5 SEER / 12 EER / 8.2 HSPF
AHRI Ductless Split HVAC System 14.5 SEER / 12.5 EER / 8.2 HSPF
AHRI Rated Packaged Systems 14 SEER / 11 EER / 8.0 HSPF

Expiration Date 2011-03-01
Funding Source Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund

Maximum Incentive HVAC/Packaged Systems: 500

Geothermal Heat Pump: 1500

Program Administrator Connecticut Light and Power

References DSIRE[1]


Through the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, The United Illuminating Company (UI) offers several rebate programs for residential heating and cooling. Rebate funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Customers may receive $500 rebate for installing ENERGY STAR electric central air conditioning or electric heat pump systems, and up to $1000 for ductless systems. The systems must meet certain Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and certain Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER). Installations may be on new or existing homes. Equipment must be installed by a licensed contractor.

Geothermal Heat Pumps

UI Geothermal rebates are based on performance measurements rather than rated capacity, since design and installation impacts performance. Geothermal equipment must be ENERGY STAR-rated and A.H.R.I.-rated to qualify (Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute: Customers wishing to apply must also submit a completed Verification of Installed Performance (VIP) worksheet. The rebate is $500 per ton for successfully commissioned geothermal systems. The geothermal rebate is capped at $1,500 per customer meter.

Air to Air Heat Pumps

UI is offering a rebate of $500 for residential customers who purchase and install an air to air heat pump as the primary heat source for a unit. Customers receiving the rebate must meet efficiency requirements stated on program website and application. See rebate form on web site listed above. Follow all instructions on web site and application forms.

Marked Energy Star qualified lighting fixtures are also available for rebates. These products are located on the Energy Star Retail Products tab on the website listed above. See the program website for additional information and application materials.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Connecticut Light and Power
Department Customer Service
Address P.O. Box 270
Place Hartford, Connecticut
Zip/Postal Code 06141
Phone (877) 947-3873
Phone 2 (800) 286-2000

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"