Heating and cooling rebates

If your heating and cooling systems are old, they're probably inefficient. Replacing them can trim your energy bills.

SMUD offers rebates on energy-efficient central air conditioning systems, room air conditioners, whole-house fans, heat pumps and air-duct sealing.

If you are going to be doing multiple improvements, our Home Performance Program may be for you.


  • Replace your air conditioner and gas furnace with a high efficiency electric heat pump - $4,000
  • Replace your air conditioner and gas furnace with a high efficiency hybrid dual fuel system - $2,500
  • Replace your air conditioner and gas furnace with a high efficiency air conditioner and gas furnace - $1,500

Features and benefits

  • Improves the overall comfort of your home
  • Reduces energy consumption and monthly utility bills
  • Saves energy, resources, and protects the environment
  • SMUD rebates and financing make purchasing an energy efficient system more affordable


  Chat for product requirements to apply for rebates 

Rebate is contingent on contractor and installation complying with city/county ordinances and building codes.

Customer is solely responsible for obtaining related building permits and completing the inspection process as required by local jurisdiction. Manufactured, modular or factory built homes transported and assembled on site DO NOT QUALIFY for a rebate unless all of the following can be demonstrated.

  • Homeowner is an active SMUD customer with an active SMUD account
  • Home is individually metered by SMUD
  • Home is placed on a permanent foundation
  • Manufactured, modular or factory built homes transported and assembled on site must be built in conformance with state and local building code and governed by local or the County of Sacramento Building Department.
  • Mobile homes on a chassis and axle constructed under HUD codes or that have a State of California Community Services Department sticker indicating status as a licensed mobile home DO NOT QUALIFY.


SMUD offers 100% financing for a maximum term of 15 years.

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Product must be installed by a participating contractor in the SMUD Contractor Network.

Note: SMUD does not endorse or warrant any workmanship, installation, labor, cost or materials of the contractor you select.

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Up to a $4,000 rebate.

Apply online for your $100 room air conditioner rebate.

Please note: SMUD's $100 room air conditioner rebate program ended on 12/31/2019. Purchases made prior to 12/31/19 are eligible for a rebate for 180 days from date of purchase.

Features and benefits

  • 2019 ENERGY STAR® Emerging Technology Award room air conditioners are up to 25% more energy-efficient than those with the minimum ENERGY STAR certification requirement. 
  • Turn off the unit remotely using your phone or computer
  • Schedule changes to temperature settings based on your needs
  • Receive feedback on the energy use of the product


  • Must be a SMUD electric residential service customers
  • One qualified product per category, per address, per year
  • Must install a 2019 ENERGY STAR® Emerging Technology Award room air conditioner   doc

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$100 rebate available until funding is depleted

Apply online   Download rebate form


For an instant rebate shop online at SMUDEnergyStore.com.


  • Wi-Fi enabled thermostat that automatically adjusts heating and cooling temperature settings in your home for optimal performance
  • Many smart thermostats learn your temperature preferences and establish a schedule that automatically adjusts to energy-saving temperatures when you are asleep or away
  • Ability to control your home’s heating and cooling remotely through your smartphone
  • ENERGY STAR® certified smart thermostats quickly enter a low-power standby mode when inactive
  • Smart thermostats provide equipment use and temperature data you can track and manage
  • Two qualified products per address, per year


  • Thermostat must be an ENERGY STAR®-certified device
  • Two qualified products per address, per year 


Have an old mercury thermostat? Receive an additional $5 rebate to help keep our community clean! Click here for more details.

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$100 whole house fan rebate.
Please note: SMUD’s $100 Whole House Fan rebate program ends 12/31/19.

Features and benefits

  • Features/Benefits
  • Simple, inexpensive way to cool your home
  • Reduces the need to run your central air conditioner
  • Cool your home using a fraction of the energy by pulling in cool outside air
  • Environmentally friendly cooling option


  • Residence must be in SMUD service territory
  • Whole house fan must be purchased for permanent installation in a residence receiving SMUD electric service
  • Limit one rebate per residence
  • Whole house fan must move at least 1,000 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM)


$100 rebate available until funding is depleted.

Download rebate form 

Heating and Cooling Questions? Please email AdvancedHomeSolutions@smud.org or call 1-916-732-5732.