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Residential Air Conditioning Rebate Program

This public benefit program offers rebates to residential electric customers when they purchase and install new high energy-efficient air conditioning systems or heat pumps in their homes.

There are two types of air conditioners – split systems and packaged units. For split systems, both the condenser and the evaporative coil must be “new” and replaced at the time of installation. The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) must meet the specifications for the appropriate types of systems as stated below. Both the condensing unit and the evaporative coil model numbers must be listed in combination on the AHRI Directory and meet the efficiency requirements as a combination in order to qualify.

 


 

What are the rebate amounts?
Current rebates are $150 per ton for an AC unit with a SEER rating of 15 - 15.9 and $250 per ton for an AC unit with a SEER of 16 or greater.  This rebate program also provides $25.00 for HVAC tune-up (must include refrigerant recharge). Click here for additional information about HVAC tune ups.

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Qualified Products Rating Rebate
 Central Air Conditioning Units & Heat Pumps 15 SEER to 15.9 SEER
16 SEER or greater
$150 per ton
$250 per ton
 HVAC Tune Up (with refrigerant recharging)   $25
 Whole house evaporative cooler   $150
 Wall/window room evaporative cooler
 Smart programmable thermostat
 
Wi-Fi enabled
$50
$50

 


 

What do I need to do to receive a rebate?
Complete the Air Conditioning Rebate Application, attach copies of the dated sales receipt(s), and mail to:

Riverside Public Utilities Programs & Services
3750 University Avenue, 3rd Floor - Riverside, CA 92501

Still have questions? Give us a call at 951-826-5485 or send us an e-mail.

 


 

Program Guidelines

  • Program is subject to fund availability and may be cancelled at any time.
  • Customers must fulfill all program guidelines, program specific and general RPU program guidelines, to be eligible for incentives.
  • The SEER rating must be equal to or greater than 15.0 SEER.
  • A matching condenser and evaporator coil must be installed to qualify for the rebate and both inside and outside coils on a split system must match to verify efficiency. 
  • A copy of the dated sales receipt must be provided, and is subject to verification. The sales receipt must note the make, model number, serial number, tonnage, and SEER rating of the new unit(s).
  • HERS testing is mandatory on all new air conditioning systems installed and must be reflected on the sales receipt/invoice as completed.
  • All General Program Guidelines apply.
  • Following installation of the new high-efficiency system, complete and return the application to Riverside Public Utilities. A copy of the dated sales receipt must be attached to the application. Sales receipt is subject to verification. Please include all applicable receipts with your application, and mail to the address listed above.
 
What Do I Need To Do?
Select the rebate programs of which you would like to participate:
Air Conditioning Incentives
Complete the application including all applicable receipts and mail to:
Riverside Public Utilities
Programs & Services

3750 University Avenue, 3rd Floor
Riverside, CA 92501
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