CL&P - Residential Heating and Cooling Rebates

January 18, 2011


Through the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) offers several rebate programs for its customers. Rebate funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. AC/HVAC 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. Geothermal Heat Pumps CL&P 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. Ductless Split Heat Pump CL&P is offering a rebate of $500 or $1,000 for residential customers who purchase and install a ductless split heat pump as the primary heat source for a unit. Rebate amount varies by efficiency standards. Larger rebate requires that the home previously was heated by hard-wired, permanent electric resistance heat. The system must be Energy Star qualified and have a heating efficiency of HSPF of 10 or greater. Customers receiving the $500 rebate must have system of at least 14 SEER, 11.5 EER, and 8.2 HSPF. See rebate form on web site listed above. Follow all instructions on web site and application forms.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Connecticut
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Customer Service
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
Incentive Amount: Air Conditioning: $500/unit or home
Air Source Heat Pump: $500/unit or home
Ductless Split Heat Pump: $500-$1,000
Maximum Incentive: HVAC: $500
Geothermal Heat Pump: $1,500
Ductless Split Heat Pump: $1,000
Eligible System Size: Varies depending on technology
Equipment Requirements: Varies
Installation Requirements: Varies
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Utility


Name: Customer Service
Organization: Customer Service
Address: 107 Selden Street
Berlin CT 06037
Phone: (800) 286-2000

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.