Centrally Ducted Heat Pump
- Standard System: $1,250, $2,250, or $3,250 (depending on size)
- High-Performance System*: $2,250, $4,250, $6,250 (depending on size)
- High Performance Systems perform better at lower temperatures displacing more fossil fuel usage.
- This rebate is in addition to the BED $1,000, $1,500, or $2,000 rebate (aka The Efficiency Vermont rebate) which buys down the cost of eligible equipment when purchased through participating distributors.
- Plus $400 per condenser for qualifying customers. Customers in households with a gross income less than the limits listed below are eligible for the enhanced rebate.
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- BED’s online rebate only applies to full central distribution systems (duct work that leads to all heated spaces in the home). Short ducted heat pump systems are not considered full central distribution systems. Ductless rebates (e.g. mini-splits) will apply to short ducted installs.
Total rebate will be capped at 75% of the installed cost. Pre-approved weatherization may be eligible for a 50% (owner-occupied) or 75% (rental) rebate.
This rebate is available to all BED residential and small business customers in existing buildings. For new construction projects, please contact BED for separate rebate offerings.
This rebate will be issued in two parts:
- The BED rebate (aka The Efficiency Vermont rebate) buys down the cost of eligible equipment when purchased through participating distributors. This rebate should be shown as a line item on your contractor’s quote as either the BED rebate or the Efficiency Vermont rebate. This reduces the price of the installation by either $1,000, $1,500, or $2,000. If not shown on your quote, check with your contractor. This rebate (paid by BED for all Burlington customers) which is provided at the point of sale is included in the 75% maximum rebate.
- BED’s mail-in portion with check sent to you after completing the on-line rebate form.
At current utility rates, natural gas customers should be advised that heat pumps may likely not decrease annual heating costs but can reduce a home’s carbon footprint.
Rebates are designed to support heat pump installations that displace a significant percentage of the space heating load of a building and are installed in the main occupied spaces. Garages, auxiliary buildings, and other smaller spaces are not eligible without prior approval from BED.
Have the following items ready:
- Your Burlington Electric Department account number. It is printed on your monthly bill.
- If your heat pump is being installed with a new furnace, BED needs to know the cost of just the heat pump installation. HVAC contractors should specify this line item separately in their invoice. BED’s total rebate is capped at 75% of this cost.
- A scan or photo of your contractor’s invoice marked “Paid in Full.”
- If you are financing through VSECU, VFCU, or GMCU: a scan or photo quotes from your contractor.
Terms & Conditions
- CDHP must be installed after 1/1/2023.
- This rebate form must be submitted within 60 days of installation.
- Total rebate amount (including HVAC contractor rebate, electric contractor cost, this online rebate, and low-income bonus rebate) is limited to 75% of installed cost.
- Limit 1 rebate per household or business (includes ductless and centrally ducted systems).
- Equipment must be purchased through local participating qualified professionals and HVAC Distributors only. Customer sourced equipment is not eligible.
- Equipment must be on Qualified Product List (QPL).
- *High-Performance models must be shown on the QPL and have an HSPF2 (Region IV) rating of 8.1. or greater. To find “high performance” eligible models, click on the QPL and check the ENERGY STAR V6.1 Cold Climate box.
- *Cross-over temperature of 15°F maximum. Contractor must note cross-over temperature on quote or final invoice.
- Contractors are required to secure permits from Burlington’s Permitting and Inspections Dept.
- BED reserves the right to modify or end this offer at any time.