MEC has listened to the requests of our members and will now be implementing a rebate for the installation of high efficiency air conditioning units. The objective of this new High Efficiency Air Conditioning Program is to encourage high efficiency improvements in (non-heat pump) residential and small commercial cooling equipment.
The program will provide rebates, equivalent to the High Efficiency Heat Pump Program, ranging from $150 based on kWh savings per ton achieved from replacing a less efficient system with a more efficient system in accordance with federal minimum efficiency standards, up to $2,000 for the most efficient units available. This rebate does not apply to window units.
Members must submit a copy of their invoice or installation receipt or applications will not be accepted.
For any rebate amount over $600, members will be required to submit a W-9. The minimum efficiency requirements as of 2023 for the southern part of the United States is no less than 15 SEER.
The rebate schedule is:
- 15 SEER AC Unit — $200 Rebate
- 16 SEER AC Unit — $750 Rebate
- 17 SEER AC Unit — $1,500 Rebate
- Greater Than 17 SEER AC Unit — $2,000 Rebate
Rebate applications must be submitted within 365 days of unit installation.