Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric) - Residential Heating and Cooling Rebates (Connecticut)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Connecticut

Name Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric) - Residential Heating and Cooling Rebates
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Multi-Family Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Heat pumps, Lighting
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Ductless Split HVAC System: 500 (1000 if replacing electric heat)

Geothermal Heat Pump: 1050-2000/ton
A/C Packaged Systems: 500
Unitary AC and Split System: 500/unit
Air to Air Heat Pump: 500/unit

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

Program Administrator UI, CL&P, SCG, CNG, and Yankeegas

References DSIRE[1]


Through the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund (CEEF), Connecticut Light and Power, United Illuminating, Connecticut Natural Gas, Southern Connecticut Gas, and Yankeegas customers offers several rebate programs for its customers. Rebate funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Air Conditioning

Customers may receive $500 rebate for installing ENERGY STAR electric central air conditioning or electric heat pump 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.

Heat Pumps

Rebates are offered from CEEF for Ductless Heat Pumps and Connecticut Clean Energy Fund for Geothermal Heat Pumps based on performance measurements. Residential customers who purchase and install an air to air heat pump as the primary heat source for a unit can collect up to $1000 in rebates. 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.

*Low-cost equipment replacement financing is available to customers who make equipment, insulation or air sealing upgrades while renovating as a result of Hurricane Sandy damage. Additionally, $3,000,000 in in short-term funding has been made available for residents and businesses replacing furnaces, boilers, hot water heaters and refrigerators as a result of damage from Hurricane Sandy.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Christopher Ehlert
Department The United Illuminating Company
Address 157 Church St
Place New Haven, Connecticut
Zip/Postal Code 06510
Phone (877) 947-3873

Contact Name Connecticut Residential HVAC Incentive Application

Address 40 Washington St., Suite 2000
Place Westborough, Massachusetts
Zip/Postal Code 01581
Phone (877) 364-4217

  • 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)"