Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) - Efficiency Plus Homes Heating and Cooling Rebate Program

January 20, 2011


The Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) offers rebates of up to $550 to state residents for the purchase and installation of energy efficient heating and cooling equipment in Delaware homes. In order to qualify for a rebate, the improvement be installed at a separately metered, owner-occupied attached (duplex, townhouse, condo, or multi-family) or detached single-family residence. Rebates are available for central air-conditioning units; air-source heat pumps; furnaces fueled by oil, natural gas, or propane; and boilers fueled by oil, natural gas, or propane. All equipment must meet minimum efficiency requirements and be installed by a program approved contractor in order to qualify for a rebate. Rebates are not available for new construction or for equipment installed on a commercial property. In addition, equipment must be purchased and installed on or after the opening date of the program (July 7, 2010) in order to qualify for incentives. The program will accept applications until March 31, 2012 or until available funding is exhausted. The Delaware SEU is a non-profit organization created by the state of Delaware to foster a sustainable energy future for the state through conservation, efficiencies and the use of renewable energy sources.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Delaware
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU)
Start Date: 07/07/2010
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
Incentive Amount: Central AC: $400
Air-Source Heat Pump: $400
Gas Furnace: $400
Oil Furnace: $400
Gas Boiler: $550
Oil Boiler: $550
Equipment Requirements: Central AC: at least 16 SEER and 13 EER
Air-Source Heat Pump: at least 15 SEER, 12.5 EER, and 8.5 HSPF
Gas Furnace: at least 92% AFUE
Oil Furnace: at least 86% AFUE, ECM motor
Gas Boiler: at least 90% AFUE
Oil Boiler: at least 86% AFUE, temperature reset or thermal purge control
Installation Requirements: Equipment must be installed by a program participating contractor


Name: Program Information - Efficiency Plus Homes Heating and Cooling
Organization: Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility
Phone: (877) 624-4448

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.