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​High-efficiency Commercial HVAC Rebate: Replacement Systems

Almost half of business energy bills can be attributed to heating and cooling. Low cost replacement equipment is generally less efficient and results in unnecessary and avoidable energy costs. Puget Sound Energy offers a rebate for qualifying replacement HVAC equipment.

Qualifying equipment

  • Sites will require a pre-inspection prior to removal of existing unit to determine unit type
  • Customer shall install an HVAC unit that replaces an existing unit with a new HVAC unit that meets either the Consortium for Energy Efficiency's (CEE) Tier I or Tier II standards
  • Fuel switching from natural gas to electricity shall not be allowed
  • Rebate shall require the removal or disablement of previous heating and cooling equipment
  • Customer must, at a minimum, have PSE electric service

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Rebate amounts

Rebate amounts shall be set at the levels listed below for all business types.

Rebate per Ton

Existing
System

Replacement System

CEE
Tier I

CEE
Tier II

Heat Pump

Heat Pump

$100

$150

A/C with Gas Heat, or A/C only

Gas Pack

$100

$150

Electric Resistance, with or without A/C

Heat Pump

$500

$550

Gas Conversion

Heat Pump

Gas Pack

$500

$550

Electric Resistance,
with or without A/C

Gas Pack

$500

$550

Save now: Get a rebate when you purchase a replacement energy-efficient air conditioner or heat pump that meets the CEE's high-efficiency commercial air conditioning and heat pump initiative. The PSE rebate will help lower your purchase price on more energy-efficient HVAC equipment.

Save later: Lower utility bills—efficient HVAC equipment saves energy and money throughout the life of the unit. Your facility demand charges may be decreased with the use of more efficient equipment.

Efficient HVAC equipment will save you money every month in energy costs. Units meeting the CEE specification are up to 20 percent more efficient than standard HVAC equipment.

How to participate

Step 1. A PSE representative must review the existing unit(s) to confirm eligibility
Step 2. If you need to start new, or expand existing, gas service at your site, contact Customer Construction Services at 1-888-321-7779
Step 3. Purchase and install qualifying equipment
Step 4. Submit your application for payment
  • Complete the rebate application including your PSE account number and signature
  • Sign material receipts or contractor invoices to indicate your approval and acceptance of the installation, or material purchases if your in-house project was not billed for labor. Please circle rebate-eligible items and item quantities
  • Return the signed and completed copy of your rebate application to PSE, along with signed and dated invoices/receipts
  • Funding availability is subject to annual program budgets and PSE pre-approval

Consortium for Energy Efficiency

Visit the CEE website to download the most up-to-date listing of HVAC equipment efficiency standards. The standards will help you specify eligible equipment for your facilities.

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