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

September 15, 2010


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. AC/HVAC 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.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Connecticut
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Connecticut Light and Power
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
Incentive 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
Maximum Incentive: HVAC/Packaged Systems: $500
Geothermal Heat Pump: $1500
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


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.