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, air-duct sealing and even Cool Roofs.

You can apply for most rebates in your SMUD My Account. If you are going to be doing multiple improvements, our Home Performance Program may be for you.

 

Download the mail-in application to apply for an HVAC rebate up to a $650.

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
  • For up to a $650 rebate, download the mail-in application

Eligibility

Qualified ENERGY STAR® air conditioners at the highest efficiency levels are eligible for the SMUD rebate. The rebate amount is based on the minimum efficiency levels (SEER and EER) shown below.

Split system

 Tier Minimum SEER Minimum EER Title 24 Rebate
 0  14.0  12/2  Required all tiers  Financing only
 1  15.0  12.5  Refrigerant Charge  $400 + financing options
 2  16.0  13.0  Duct Sealing  $500 + financing options
 3  18.0  13.0  Fan Watt, Airlflow  $650 + financing options 
* Split system central A/C only. Heat Pumps not eligible for Tier 3.

Package system

Tier Minimum SEER Minimum EER Title 24 Rebate
 0  14.0    11  Required for all tiers  Financing Only
 1  15.0   12  Refrigerant charge  $400 + financing options
 2  16.0  12  Duct sealing, fan watt, airflow  $500
Rebate is contingent on contractor and installation complying with city/county ordinances and building codes.

Financing

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

View your financing options 

Contractors

Product must be installed by a licensed HVAC contractor. Our list of contractors reflects contractors who have completed energy efficiency upgrade projects for SMUD customers in the past quarter.

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

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Rebate

Up to a $650 rebate. The rebate amount is based on the minimum efficiency levels (SEER and EER).

Download application

Note: The rebate form should be completed by the contractor and is not intended to be a contract or replace the contract between the contractor and the customer, nor is it intended to be a contract between SMUD and any other party.

Apply online for your $25 room air conditioner rebate.

Features and benefits

  • ENERGY STAR ® room air conditioners use 9 % less energy, and on average, cost about $70 per year to run.
  • 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

Eligibility

  • Must be a SMUD electric residential service customers
  • One qualified product per category, per address, per year
  • Must install a Version 4.0 ENERGY STAR ® room air conditioner 

Eligibility

The unit must be a Version 4.0 ENERGY STAR room air conditioner.

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Rebate

$25 rebate available until funding is depleted

Apply online

Apply online for your $50 smart thermostat rebate.

For an instant rebate shop online at SMUD Energy Store.

Features/Benefits

  • 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

Eligibility

Thermostat must be an ENERGY STAR-certified device.

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Rebate

$50 rebate subject to availability

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Download the mail-in application for a ductless mini-split rebate up to $800.

Features and benefits

  • The main advantages of mini splits are their small size and flexibility for zoning or heating and cooling individual rooms. Many models can have as many as four indoor air-handling units (for four zones or rooms) connected to one outdoor unit.
  • Each of the zones has its own thermostat, so you only need to condition occupied spaces. This will save energy and money.
  • Ductless mini-split systems are easier to install than some other types of space conditioning systems.
  • You can locate the outdoor unit as far away as 50 feet from the indoor evaporator. This makes it possible to cool rooms on the front side of a house, but locate the compressor in a more advantageous or inconspicuous place on the outside of the building.
  • Greater energy savings.Mini splits have no ducts, so they avoid the energy losses associated with the ductwork of central forced air systems. Duct losses can account for more than 30% of energy consumption for space conditioning, especially if the ducts are in an unconditioned space such as an attic.
  • The indoor air handlers can be suspended from a ceiling, mounted flush into a drop ceiling, or hung on a wall.
  • Split systems can help keep your home safer, because there is only a small hole in the wall.

Eligibility

To qualify for the SMUD rebate, the following criteria must be met:

Tier Minimum SEER Minimum EER HSPF Title 24/Rebate
 1 15.0 --- 8.5 # of zones x $200 per zone. 
Maximum 4 zone per household.

Financing

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

View your financing options 

Contractors

Product must be installed by a licensed HVAC contractor. Our list of contractors reflects contractors who have completed energy efficiency upgrade projects for SMUD customers in the past quarter.

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

View contractors

Rebate

$200 per zone, maximum 4 zones per household.

Download application

 

Apply online for your $100 whole house fan rebate.

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

Eligibility

  • 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)

Rebate

$100 rebate available until funding is depleted.

 Apply online