SMECO - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

September 04, 2022


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative's (SMECO) Residential Energy Efficiency Program helps residential customers save energy and money by providing rebates for energy efficient appliances. Eligible measures include lighting, water heating, central heating and cooling, and recycling of select appliances. Some rebates vary by size and type of measure employed. Equipment must meet program guidelines listed on the website above. Interested customers should review the website for more information, to ensure eligibility, and to access application forms.


Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Maryland
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • LED Lighting
Incentive Amount: Smart Thermostat: Up to $75
Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater: Up to $500
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $50
Room Air Conditioner Recycling: $25
Dehumidifier Recycling: $25
Heat Pumps and Central Air: See Website for Details
Lighting: See Website for Details
Maximum Incentive: Recycled Room A/C/Dehumidifier: Limit 2 per customer-member
Recycled Refrigerator/Freezer: Limit 2 per customer-member
Equipment Requirements: ASHP Tier 1: ≥ 16 SEER ≥ 12.5 EER ≥ 9 HSPF
ASHP Tier 2: ≥ 18 SEER ≥ 12.5 EER ≥ 9.5 HSPF
CAC Tier 1: ≥ 16 SEER and ≥ 12.5 EER
CAC Tier 2: ≥ 18 SEER and ≥ 12.5 EER
Ductless Mini Split ASHP: ≥ 18 SEER ≥ 12.5 EER ≥ 9.0 HSPF
Multi-Zone Ductless Mini Split ASHP: ≥ 15.5 SEER ≥ 12.5 EER ≥ 8.6 HSPF
Geothermal Heat Pump: ≥ 17.1 EER and ≥ 3.6 COP
Appliances: Must be ENERGY STAR rated
Recycled Room A/C: Must be a working unit
Recycled Dehumidifier: Must be a working unit
Installation Requirements: Appliances: Mail in rebate after purchase of qualified appliance from MD retailer
HVAC rebates: Must work with participating HVAC contractor


Name: Business Solutions
Organization: Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative
Phone: (+18) 662-3560

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.