Arlington County- Home Energy Rebates

July 19, 2022


Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy program offers each household/address in Arlington county up to $575 in rebates towards increasing energy efficiency of the home. Rebates are available for water heaters, air conditioners, furnaces, boilers, heat-pumps, and for air sealing/insulation. Incentives are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis until the funds are depleted. 


Only residents of Arlington county, who are upgrading an existing home are eligible for the rebate. The upgrades must have occurred on or after May 4, 2016. 

Program Description 

The work must already be completed before applying for the rebate. Eligible participants must fill out the application form, including itemized proof of purchase, and other necessary documents, and mail the application to program address (electronic submissions are not accepted). The incentive can be received in different combinations, but is capped at $575 per household. The program maintains a directory of the contractors that residents may contact. 

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Virginia
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE)
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
Incentive Amount: Central Air Conditions: $575
Central Furnace: $575
Central Boilers: $575
Central Heat Pumps (including Geothermal): $575
Electric Water heaters: $250
Air Sealing/ Insulation: 50% of the expense (including labor), must spend at least $200 (maximum incentive available $575)
Maximum Incentive: Total incentive is limited to $575 per household/address.
Equipment Requirements: Central Air Conditions: minimum 16 SEER
Central Furnace: minimum 95 AFUE
Central Boilers: minimum 95 AFUE
Central Heat Pumps: minimum 15 SEER
Electric Water heaters: Energy Factor of atleast 2.0
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Not specified.


This program has 1 incentives
Technologies: Water Heaters, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat pumps, Air conditioners, Duct/Air sealing
Sectors: Residential, Multifamily Residential, Low Income Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 575.00 $/Unit, The incentive has a minimum of $575.00


Name: Chris Somers, CEM
Organization: Arlington County Department of Environmental
Address: 3308 S. Stafford St.
Arlington VA 22206

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.