Cotton Electric offers a rebate when members purchase and install certain energy efficient HVAC systems.
Cotton Electric has updated standards for the 2018 Rebate Program for the purchase and installation of energy-efficient ground source heat pumps.
Rebate funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once rebate funds have been exhausted, the program will end for the year.
Members should note that the rebates are offered only for ground source heat pumps (GSHP). A desuperheater is not required but additional rebates are available if one is part of a new GSHP installation.
Minimum standards vary for closed and open loop installations and apply to the full load operation of a GSHP, not the partial load. The amount of rebate is determined by the size of each unit, its Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) and Coefficient of Performance (COP).
Qualifying units can receive a rebate of up to $1,050 per ton installed if the unit meets the minimum specifications, which are 15.9 EER and 3.3 COP for closed loop systems and 18.0 EER and 3.6 COP for open loop.
Cotton Electric offers a rebate for members replacing an existing GSHP system with a more efficient GSHP system.
To qualify for a rebate when replacing an existing GSHP system with another GSHP system, the new installation must increase the EER by at least 3.0. The minimum specification for COP is 3.3 for closed loop systems and 3.6 for open loop. Rebates are $375 per ton.
In order to qualify for the program, members will need to attach a copy of their itemized invoice to a REBATE APPLICATION and, from the HVAC contractor or supplier, AHRI certification and Manual J calculation. Verification by Cotton Electric personnel is also required to receive the rebate. The maximum rebate in 2018 will be $5,000 per residence.
For more information about the rebate program, please contact Mike Stephens, Cotton Electric’s energy use adviser, at 580-875-3351 or 800-522-3520.