Heating and cooling the average home in Mohave County accounts for 80 to 90% of residential energy costs. By installing high-efficiency heat pumps, members help reduce the load on Mohave Electric’s system during the hot summer months and help us manage costs by adding to our winter load. Heat pumps currently can save 30% in heating costs over natural gas furnaces in our area. Higher Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rated heat pumps will also provide additional cooling savings. Higher SEER rated heat pumps can also reduce demand charges on commercial properties.
The rebate schedule is:
- Heat Pump — $150 Rebate
- 16 SEER Heat Pump — $300 Rebate
- 17 SEER or Higher Efficiency Heat Pump — $500 Rebate
The higher the SEER rating, the greater the savings
Savings — Heating with an all-electric 14 SEER heat pump saves up to 30 percent over natural gas. Because an all-electric, energy-efficient heat pump both heats and cools, it takes the place of both a gas furnace and an air conditioner.
More Savings — Installation of an all-electric, energy-efficient heat pump, 14-or 15 SEER, qualifies for a $150 rebate from Mohave Electric Cooperative. A 16 SEER qualifies for a $300 rebate, and 17-plus SEER for $500.
And More Savings — Using less energy benefits all MEC members. Energy efficiency lightens electric utility load, both for the homeowner and all cooperative members, which helps prevent rate increases.