HVAC

HVAC Program

Heating and cooling costs the average homeowner about $900 a year – nearly half their total energy bill.* Find ways you can save on your heating and cooling costs here.

Select a Participating Contractor and learn how to qualify for instant discounts on ENERGY STAR® certified high-efficient heating and cooling equipment.

Find out how much money you could save when you upgrade your HVAC equipment.

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High Efficiency Bathroom Fans

Get higher efficiency, more comfort, and less noise with ENERGY STAR certified bathroom ventilation fans. ENERGY STAR certified ventilation fans that include lighting use 70% less energy on average than standard models.*

Receive an instant $20 discount at participating retailers** when you purchase a qualified ENERGY STAR certified bathroom ventilation fan.


Central Air Conditioners

Central air conditioners provide the function of air-cooling, and may include the functions of air-circulation, air-cleaning, dehumidifying or humidifying.

If your central air conditioning unit is more than 12 years old, replacing it with an ENERGY STAR certified model could cut your cooling costs by 30%.*


Air-to-Air Heat Pumps

Air-to-Air Heat Pumps provide the function of air heating with controlled temperature, and may include the functions of air-cooling, air-circulation, air-cleaning, dehumidifying or humidifying.

ENERGY STAR certified heat pumps have higher ratings for heating seasonal performance factor (HSPF) and use about 5% less energy than conventional new models.*


Ductless Heating and Air Conditioning Systems

This alternative to window, baseboard or portable units, delivers warm or cool air directly into zoned areas of your home. Because it requires no ducts, it avoids the energy loss common with ductwork in central forced air systems.

ENERGY STAR certified ductless mini split systems may cut cooling costs by 30% compared to conventional room air conditioners.* 


Geothermal Heat Pumps

Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) are among the most efficient and comfortable heating and cooling technologies currently available, because they use the earth's natural heat to provide heating, cooling, and often, water heating.

ENERGY STAR certified geothermal heat pumps are over 45% more energy efficient than standard options.*


Smart Thermostats

Households with ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostats see significant savings on their heating and cooling costs. For the average household, half of the energy costs are due to heating and cooling – more than $900 per year.* Being smart about how you control your temperature settings will help you save money and stay comfortable in your home.


Other Options

Experienced and professional, a participating contractor can assess your current system, explain your options and perform a quality system tune-up or installation. Before you select a contractor, be sure to check out ENERGY STAR's 10 Tips for Hiring a Heating and Cooling Contractor.

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Help with Loans

The BeSMART Home Loan Program provides financing to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of your home. By replacing and upgrading appliances, heating, ventilation and cooling systems, and whole house envelope improvements – homeowners can save on their utility bill.

Rebates may also be available for geothermal systems from the Maryland Energy Administration.

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  • *Source: energystar.gov
  • **Participating retailers for instant discounts are The Home Depot and Lowe's in the Potomac Edison service territory.