Central Air Conditioner or Heat Pump Tune-ups

Stay comfortable and save money by keeping your central air conditioner or heat pump in tip-top shape.

When summer temperatures soar, more people turn on their cooling systems. As a result, electricity use increases and demand on our power system peaks. You can manage your electricity costs by properly maintaining your central air conditioner or heat pump. Keeping your air conditioner in good working order helps reduce the amount of electricity it needs to keep your house cool, saving you money on your electricity bill. A well-managed system also means a more comfortable home for you and your family.

Energy Saving Benefits

  • Tune-up your air conditioner or heat pump and use less electricity to keep your house comfortable
  • Save money on your electricity bill by reducing the amount of electricity your system needs to heat or cool your house

Environmental Benefits

  • Use less electricity and help prevent air pollution
  • Avoid greenhouse gas emissions for a healthier environment

Getting Started

Prior to starting a project, find a contractor using the California Participating and Program Qualified Contractors list. Note that select incentives must be completed by a Program Qualified Contractor. Review the Incentive Application with your contractor to determine eligibility requirements, incentive qualifications and review the list of required documents to submit for an incentive.

Incentive Application and required documents must be received within 90 days of the purchase or completed installation. Incentive checks are issued within 45 days of receipt of the completed and approved Incentive Application. Incentives are not to exceed the purchase price of the equipment or service. Equipment and service work may be inspected for compliance. Incentives are subject to tariff approval and may change with 45 days notice. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for questions regarding contractors or how to receive your incentive.

Available Incentives

Equipment Purchases and Services
Customer Incentive
Contractor Incentive
Central air conditioner tune-up $50 $25
Heat pump tune-up $75 $25


Central air conditioner or heat pump tune-up
  • Work must be completed by a Program Qualified Contractor
  • Incentive available on existing central air conditioners or heat pumps only.The equipment must serve at least 80 percent of the living space. Furnaces do not qualify for a tune-up incentive.
  • Program Qualified Contractor is required to perform air flow test and refrigerant charge check
    • Air flow must meet minimum 350 CFM per ton requirement
    • For units with a TXV, refrigerant charge must be within +/- 3 degrees of target sub cooling
    • For units without a TXV, refrigerant charge must be within +/- 5 degrees of target super heat
  • Filters, coils, condensers and blowers must be cleaned
  • Program Qualified Contractor must complete a program tune-up worksheet
  • Central air conditioner tune-ups must be performed with outside temperatures are at or above 65 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Heat pump tune-ups may be performed year round
  • Incentives are limited to one tune-up incentive per unit every five years
  • Incentive application and required documents must be received within 90 days of completed service

Need help?

    These helpful forms can assist you in the process of submitting your application materials.

  • Review the list of HVAC required documents to submit with an incentive application
  • Take a look at the program-accepted proof of payment options