CenterPoint Energy A/C Distributor Program

July 21, 2023


Note:  This incentive is only available to customers within CenterPoint Energy’s electric service territory (greater Houston area, Texas)

The A/C Distributor Program provides incentives to air-conditioning distributors who agree to facilitate the installation of high-efficiency air-conditioners and heat pumps in single-family homes, multi-family homes, and small commercial businesses within CenterPoint Energy’s electric service territory. The primary purpose of this program is to reduce CenterPoint Energy customers’ demand and energy consumption while reducing the utility’s annual load growth in demand.

The program will accept qualifying 1.5 to 5 ton systems installed in residential and small commercial replacement applications within the CenterPoint Energy electric service territory; new construction applications do not qualify. The program will require AHRI-matched residential and small commercial systems that meet or exceed guidelines of...

A/C systems: 16+ SEER/12 EER, 1.5 to 5 ton systems;

Heat pump systems: 16+ SEER/12 EER/8.6 HSPF, 1.5 to 5 ton systems.

Eligible participants include HVAC distributors who install air conditioning equipment within CenterPoint Energy’s electric service territory. Equipment must not receive incentives from any other CenterPoint Energy energy efficiency program. Units installed in new or existing residential single-family or multi-family dwellings, or in small commercial sites, are eligible.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
Incentive Amount: Varies, contact email shown for info.
Eligible System Size: Air Conditioners: Minimum 16 SEER/12 EER, 1.5 to 5 tons
Heat pump systems: minimum 16 SEER/12 EER/8.6 HSPF, 1.5 to 5 tons.


Name: Zachary Patterson
Organization: CenterPoint Energy
Phone: (713) 207-6974
Name: Maci McDaniel
Organization: ICF International
Phone: (713) 445-2006
Name: Centerpoint Energy

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.