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Get cool cash for energy-efficient central air conditioning.

When temperatures climb it's important to keep your home cool. An energy-efficient central air conditioner can keep your home comfortable and significantly reduce your electricity bill. Program-qualified central air conditioners are approximately 15 percent more efficient than standard models. If your central air conditioner unit is more than 12 years old, replacing it with an energy-efficient model could cut your cooling costs by up to 30 percent. Using less energy means more money back in your pocket. Plus, upgrading your cooling unit helps to avoid the emission of greenhouse gases. If you want to install a central air conditioner, or it's time to replace an old unit, consider buying an energy-efficient model.

If you live along the Wasatch Front, consider enrolling in our Cool Keeper program to ease demand for electricity during the summer. Cool Keeper is a wireless device that connects to your central air conditioning unit. On select weekdays in the summer, it automatically coordinates your air conditioner with participating customers in your neighborhood to manage the demand for electricity. Installation is free and you earn a bill credit for taking part.

Energy Saving Benefits

  • Cut cooling costs by up to 30 percent when you replace an old unit with a program-qualified unit
  • Use less energy and be more comfortable in your home

Environmental Benefits

  • Help avoid greenhouse gas emissions by using less energy


Getting Started

Prior to starting a project, find a trade ally using the Utah HVAC Program Trade Ally list. Note that select incentives must be completed by a qualified HVAC program trade ally. Review the Incentive Application with your trade ally 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 postmarked within 90 days of the work completed date (except central air conditioner best practices installation incentive). Incentive checks are issued within 45 days of receipt of the completed and approved Incentive Application. Checks are only payable to the account holder or verified third party payee. ¬†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 trade allies or how to receive your incentive.

Available Incentives

Equipment Purchases and Services
Customer Incentive
Trade Ally Incentive
Central air conditioner equipment 
(15+ SEER, 12.5 EER & TXV)
$150 N/A
Central air conditioner best practices installation $50 $75
Central air conditioner  proper sizing $50 $25

Qualifications

Central air conditioner equipment
  • Work must be completed by either a participating or qualified HVAC program trade ally
  • Equipment must have a minimum efficiency of 15 SEER, 12.5 EER and TXV installed
  • Equipment must be a new, air-source split or packaged unitary air conditioner with an Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Standard Rating Cooling Capacity of 65,000 BTU/hr (5.4 tons) or less
  • Split-system equipment must include a matched condensing unit and evaporator coil with an overall Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) determined by AHRI Standard 210/240 and listed in the AHRI Certified Directory of Unitary Equipment
  • Window air conditioning units, packaged terminal units and heat pumps are not eligible for these incentives
Central air conditioner best practices installation
    • Work must be completed by a qualified HVAC program trade ally (NATE certified in air conditioning installations)
    • Equipment must be a new air-source split or packaged unitary air-conditioner with an Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Standard Rating Cooling Capacity of 65,000 Btu/hr (5.4 tons) or less
    • Split-system equipment must include a matched condensing unit and evaporator coil with an overall Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) determined by AHRI Standard 210/240 and listed in the AHRI Certified Directory of Unitary Equipment
    • Central air conditioner must be installed according to program requirements outlined in the Best Practices Installation worksheet and Utah HVAC Trade Ally Program Manual
    • Window air conditioning units, packaged terminal units and heat pumps are not eligible for these incentives
    • To ensure ambient air temperatures are warm enough to conduct required installation testing, incentive applications may be submitted up until 180 days into the following calendar year after the unit is installed (applies to central air conditioner best practices installation incentive only)
    Central air conditioner proper sizing
      • Work must be completed by either a participating or qualified HVAC program trade ally
      • Equipment must be a new air-source split or packaged unitary air-conditioner with an Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Standard Rating Cooling Capacity of 65,000 Btu/hr (5.4 tons) or less
      • Split-system equipment must include a matched condensing unit and evaporator coil with an overall Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) determined by AHRI Standard 210/240 and listed in the AHRI Certified Directory of Unitary Equipment
      • Central air conditioner must be sized according to program requirements outlined in the Utah HVAC Trade Ally Program Manual
      • Window air conditioning units, packaged terminal units and heat pumps are not eligible for these incentives