Starting October 1st, 2021 the CLEANair Furnace Rebate Program is accepting applications for traditional all-electric heat pump systems. The all-electric heat pump system must be on the qualified products list and installed on/or after October 1st, 2021 . It must be installed in an eligible zip code and it must replace a gas furnace.
Approximately 150,000 natural-gas-fired furnaces are installed each year throughout the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) region. These furnaces emit nitrogen oxides (NOx), an air pollutant that contributes to the formation of smog and particulate matter. Rule 1111 sets emission limits for these furnaces in an effort to reduce the NOx emissions from these devices.
South Coast AQMD continuously strives to improve the quality of the air you breathe and is sponsoring a program that provides a rebate to residents who purchase and install a furnace or full electric heat pump that meets the eligibility requirements. When you replace your gas furnace with a South Coast AQMD Qualified full electric heat pump, you will be an essential part of reducing emissions and meet the goal of improved air quality within the South Coast AQMD jurisdiction.Twenty-five percent of the funds will be reserved for installations in disadvantaged and low-income areas until those funds are exhausted.
Rebate Amount: $1500 for Full Electric Heat Pump System with Ducted Air Handler
(up to 5.5 tons)
Excludes a dual fuel system which is an electric heat pump system with a gas furnace with a ducted air handler
Clean the air we breathe by taking advantage of this opportunity to offset your cost on an all electric ducted heat pump and air handler split system.
Are you eligible for the Heat Pump System rebate?
You are eligible to receive an All Electric Heat Pump Split Systems with an Air Handler or Side Discharge Heat Pump for Split Ducted System if you met all three criteria below:
- An eligible all-electric, ducted, heat pump split system with air handler or side discharge heat pump for split ducted systems was installed. Ductless mini-split applications are not eligible.
- You are removing a gas-fired furnace and installing an eligible system as detailed above.
- Your household is located within the South Coast AQMD territory
What is Needed to File for a Rebate?
The All Electric Heat Pump Split Systems with an Air Handler or Side Discharge Heat Pump for Split Ducted System application requirements are:
- Detailed Invoice/Customer Contractor verifying the installation location, removal of gas furnace detailed, and equipment installed
- Full Model & Serial Number verification for new heat pump and air handler (pictures of unit placard, equipment labels on delivery boxes, or warranty registration details)
- Full Model & Serial Number verification for replaced furnace
How Many Rebates Can I Receive?
If multiple Heat Pumps are installed, you may receive the applicable rebate amount for each furnace or unit installed. The qualified equipment model and serial cannot be the same.
HOW TO GET YOUR CLEANair FURNACE REBATE
Replace your existing gas furnace with an AHRI Certified all electric heat pump system.
See the qualified AHRI Heat Pump Directory.
Complete the online rebate application and upload supporting information.
Once the rebate is approved, you will receive an email confirmation.
Upon receipt of the approval confirmation, allow 4-6 weeks for rebate check to be received.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the CLEANairFurnace Rebate Program?
The CLEANair Furnace Rebate Program is an incentive program that encourages consumers to choose a cleaner home heating product, with fewer air polluting emissions. The CLEANair Furnace Rebate Program is funded by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD). On September 4, 2020, the South Coast AQMD Governing Board authorized $3.5 million for the program. Twenty-five percent of the CLEANair rebate funds are allocated to low-income and disadvantaged communities.
- What environmental and public health benefits are provided by purchasing and installing a qualified furnace or an all-electric heat pump system?
Rule 1111 reduces smog-forming NOx emissions from residential and commercial space heating. NOx emissions contribute to the formation of ozone, commonly referred to as smog, and fine particulate matter, also known as PM2.5. Ozone damages cells in the lung’s airways, causing inflammation and swelling. It also reduces the respiratory system’s ability to fight infection and remove foreign particles. The major health effects associated with particulate matter include increased mortality, exacerbation of respiratory disease and cardiovascular disease, and impacts on lung function. By purchasing and installing Clean Air Qualified Equipment, you are doing your part to improve air quality and promote public health.
- How do I know if I qualify for a rebate?
You are eligible to receive a Heat Pump System rebate if you meet all three of the criteria:
1. An eligible all-electric, ducted, heat pump split system with air handler or side discharge heat pump for split ducted systems is installed. Ductless mini-split applications are not eligible.
2. You are removing a gas-fired furnace and installing an eligible heat pump system.
3. Your household is located within an eligible South Coast AQMD zip code.
- Who is eligible to receive rebates?
Applicants in single-family residences, multi-family properties, or small commercial buildings within an eligible zip code who convert an existing gas furnace-based heating system to an all-electric heat pump system with a maximum cooling capacity of fewer than 5.5 tons are eligible to apply. Installation on new construction does not qualify.
- I am a landlord or property manager. Can I apply for this rebate?
Yes, landlords may apply for the rebate. In order to qualify, you must submit all required documentation, and certify on the online application that you are the property owner. By accepting the terms of participation in the CLEANair program, , you are certifying that you are the legal owner of the property where the installation was completed and that you are eligible to receive the rebate.
- How are disadvantaged or low-income areas identified?
Disadvantaged and low-income communities are identified under Senate Bill 535 (SB535) and Assembly Bill 1550 (AB1550), respectively. You may look up your address applicability in the Cal EPA interactive map found here: https:/www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/auctionproceeds/lowincomemapfull.htm
- What is the rebate amount and how many rebates are available?
The rebates will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, based on the receipt of your application. The rebate for a full electric heat pump system is $1500 or until funds are exhausted. Twenty-five percent of the funds will be reserved for installations in disadvantaged and low-income areas until those funds are exhausted.
- How long will the CLEANair Furnace Rebate Program be available?
The rebate for an all-electric heat pump system will be available until funds are exhausted.
- What is required to receive a rebate?
In order to receive a rebate, you must fill out the online application at www.cleanairfurnacerebate.com within 60 days of installing your heat pump. When applying, you will select the appropriate heat pump brand and model number, and upload your invoice. The invoice must contain the installation date, heat pump manufacturer, full model number, full serial number, and total installation cost. The application must also include the full model and serial number for the system air handler along with the model and the serial number of the gas furnace being replaced.
- How long does it take for my rebate application to be processed?
Rebate applications are reviewed in the order of receipt, and are generally processed within two weeks or less from the date of submission. Your application status will be visible in your online application portal at www.cleanairfurnacerebate.com and can be reviewed at any time. Allow 4-6 weeks to receive your rebate check in the mail.
- How may I determine the status of a rebate I’ve submitted?
The status of your rebate application will be available in the online application portal found at www.cleanairfurnacerebate.com. You may log back into your online application account at any time to review your submitted applications and their associated statuses. You may also inquire about your status via telephone at (888) 645-3859 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Is there a limit on how many rebates I can receive?
Applicants can apply for more than one rebate. You must replace more than one gas furnace, the electric heat pump must be on the qualified products list, and the equipment model and serial number must be different.
- The heat pump I purchased is not on the qualified products list. Can I still receive a rebate?
No. Only all-electric heat pumps that have been qualified by South Coast AQMD are eligible for a rebate. We recommend that applicants visit the Full Electric Heat Pump System Qualified List to confirm eligibility prior to applying for a rebate. If you believe that your heat pump meets the requirements listed for eligibility, you may contact us at (888) 645-3859 for review or assistance.
- Are multifamily residences eligible for a rebate?
Yes, if the equipment installed is on the Full Electric Heat Pump System Qualified List.
- Are commercial properties eligible for a rebate?
Yes, if the equipment installed is on the Full Electric Heat Pump System Qualified List.
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