Heat Pump/Clean Heat Incentives

Central Hudson has increased our incentives to decrease the cost to install air-source or ground source heat pumps in our effort to power the path to a cleaner future. 

Air-Source Heat Pumps

  • Whole Home System: Up to $1,600 per 10,000 Btuh of heating capacity. 

    • Example 1: A 1,600 square foot house with modern building code practices and average to better insulation could require a heat load of 40,000 Btuh, which would equate up to a $6,400 incentive.*  $500 of total incentive may be allocated to the contractor.
    • Example 2: A 2,500 square foot house with modern building code practices and average to better insulation could require a heat load of 62,500 Btuh, which would equate up to a $10,000 incentive.* $500 of total incentive may be allocated to the contractor.

    *Many factors go into determining the proper heat load/air-source heat pump size for your home, including home age, amount of wall and attic insulation, number of windows, attic fans, etc. The above examples are not exact depictions. If your house has less insulation and more windows, it may require a larger heat load/air-source heat pump. Work with a certified clean heat trade ally to determine what size unit you will need for your home or business.

  • Partial Home System: Up to $800 per outdoor condenser. $100 of total incentive may be allocated to the contractor.

Ground Source Heat Pumps

  • Up to $2,000 per 10,000 btuh of full load AHRI capacity. $500 of total incentive may be allocated to the contractor. See above chart for sample incentives.

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How to Get Your Rebate

1) Choose a contractor who is certified with the NYSERDA Clean Heat Program. Your contractor will work with you to determine the size of the unit you need and the total rebate. 
2) Have your contractor complete the Online Rebate Application.
3) Allow five to seven weeks to receive your rebate check in the mail. 

Tax credits for residential energy efficiency have now been extended retroactively, through December 31, 2021.