Custom Rebates

Not sure where to start? Don't see a rebate listed for your equipment? The DCSEU's Account Management team can help you make the right choice for your business. Find out more about custom rebates.

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Rebates

HVAC
Commercial Heat Pumps & Air ConditioningQualifying CriteriaHeating Section TypeQualifying Source

 Standard Rebate

(Rebate subject to change*)

Small Business Rebate 
(Under 10,000 sq. ft.;  Rebate subject to change*)

Income-Qualified Rebate

(Rebate subject to change*)

Commercial Air Source Heat Pumps, Small, Split < 65,000 Btu/hr
≥ 16 SEER (15.2 SEER2)
≥ 12 EER (11.7 EER2)
≥ 9.2 HSPF (7.8 HSPF2)
All

AHRI Unitary Small Equipment Category: Heat Pumps

$300 $450 N/A
Commercial Air Source Heat Pumps, Small, Package < 65,000 Btu/hr
≥ 16 SEER (15.2 SEER2)
≥ 11 EER (10.6 EER2)
≥ 8.5 HSPF (7.2 HSPF2)
All AHRI Unitary Small Equipment Category: Heat Pumps $300 $450 N/A
Large Commercial Air Source Heat Pumps

Capacity≥ 65,000 Btu/hr < 135,000 Btu/hr
≥ 15.3 IEER

≥ 11.8 EER

≥ 3.5 COP

Electric Resistance (or None) AHRI Commercial Unitary Large Equipment Category: Heat Pumps $500

$650

N/A

≥ 65,000 Btu/h and < 135,000 Btu/h≥ 15.1 IEER≥ 11.6 EER≥ 3.5 COP All Other AHRI Commercial Unitary Large Equipment Category: Heat Pumps
Affordable Multifamily Heat Pumps & Air ConditioningQualifying CriteriaHeating Section TypeQualifying Source

 Standard Rebate

(Rebate subject to change*)

Small Business Rebate 
(Under 10,000 sq. ft.; Rebate subject to change*)

Income-Qualified Rebate

(Rebate subject to change*)

Central Air Conditioners

≥ 15.2 SEER2

≥ 12 EER2

All

AHRI CEE: Air Conditioners

N/A

N/A

$300

≥ 16 SEER2 

≥ 12 EER2

All

$500-$650
Ducted Air Source Heat Pumps ≥ 15.2 SEER2
≥ 11.7 EER2
≥ 7.8 HSPF2
All AHRI CEE: Heat Pumps N/A N/A $650
≥ 17 SEER2
≥ 12 EER2 
≥ 8 HSPF2 
All $850
Variable Speed (Ductless) Mini-Split Heat Pumps < 65,000 Btu/hr capacity
≥ 15.2 SEER2
≥ 11.7 EER2
≥ 7.8 HSPF2
All AHRI CEE: Variable-Speed Mini-Split and Multi-Split Heat Pumps N/A N/A $1,050
ThermostatsQualifying CriteriaHeating Section TypeQualifying Source

 Standard Rebate

(Rebate subject to change*)

Small Business Rebate 
(Under 10,000 sq. ft.; Rebate subject to change*)

Income-Qualified Rebate

(Rebate subject to change*)

Smart Thermostat Heating and cooling through a configurable schedule of temperature setpoints with automatic variation  N/A

N/A

N/A

$100

*Rebates for the select equipment above are subject to change based on potential future programmatic changes pending the District of Columbia Public Service Commission's regulatory proceedings.

Resources

Download the ENERGY STAR® Action Workbook for small business owners and staff who want to increase the energy and water efficiency of their properties by creating and implementing a realistic and cost-effective energy improvement program. 

Eligibility

All projects must be submitted for pre-approval prior to the purchase of equipment. Applications that are not submitted for pre-approval are not guaranteed to receive rebates from the DCSEU.

To qualify for small business rebate amounts, the business where measures are being installed must occupy less than 10,000 square feet of space as a tenant in a larger building or the entire building that houses the business must be less than 10,000 square feet.

“Low-Income Households” are households that have annual incomes equal to or below 80% of the Area Median Income (“AMI”) or 60% of the State Median Income (“SMI”).

"Low-Income Communities" can be classified as Multifamily Buildings, Clinics, or Shelters that serve low-income households. “Low-Income Housing” is defined as the District’s stock of affordable, low-income housing. It is defined as either (a) a building where the owner or occupant meets the definition of “low-income households” listed above, (b) a multifamily building where at least 66% of the households meet the definition of “low-income households” listed above, (c) buildings owned by non-profit organizations or government that meet the definition of “low-income households” listed above, or (d) buildings where there are contracts or other legal instruments in place that assure that at least 66% of the housing units in the building will be occupied by low-income households.

Total rebates are limited to $100,000 per location, per fiscal year for standard market-rate and $100,000 per location, per fiscal year for income-qualified multifamilyView all the Terms and Conditions.

For questions about equipment rebates, or for questions about embarking on energy efficiency upgrades in your business, please contact the DCSEU at 202-479-2222 or [email protected].

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