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Financial Incentive Program

Place Pennsylvania

Name Penelec - Residential Energy Efficiency Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Construction, Low-Income Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Central Air conditioners, Clothes Washers, Custom/Others pending approval, Dehumidifiers, Duct/Air sealing, Heat pumps, Lighting, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Windows, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount PA Energy Efficient New Homes Program: $1000 - $10,000 based on % savings over 2006 IECC

WARM Low Income Energy Efficiency Program: Free custom equipment installation based on a home energy evaluation
Heat Pump Water Heaters: $300
Storage Water Heaters: $50
Central AC Tune-Up: $40
Central AC: $150 - $300
Air Source Heat Pump: $400
Geothermal Heat Pump: $217/ton
Clothes Washers $75
Refrigerator-Freezers: $50
Freezers: $25
CFLs: $1/bulb
Surge Protectors and Floor Lamps: $10/unit
Room Air Conditioners: $25
Dehumidifiers: $10
Recycling Refrigerator or Freezer: $50
Recycling Air Conditioner: $25
Energy Audit (Whole House Program): up to $300
Weatherization Measures (Whole House Program): up to $900
Programmable Thermostats: $60

Equipment Requirements New appliances must be ENERGY STAR certified

year. Clothes Washers: home must have electric water heater to be eligible for incentive Central AC: Must be SEER 14.5 and EER 12 or greater Air Source Heat Pump: Must be SEER 14.5, EER 12 and HSPF 8.5 or greater Geothermal Heat Pump: Must be Energy Star qualified To recycle refrigerators or A/C, appliance must be 10-30 cubic ft., operational, plugged in and cooling at time of pick up
Heat Pump Water Heater: EF 2.0
Storage Electric Water Heater: EF .93

Start Date 2009-10-29
Expiration Date 2013-05-31

Funding Source Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec), Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed), and Pennsylvania Power Company (PennPower)

Installation Requirements New Homes Program incentive goes to builder.

For the WARM Low Income Energy Efficiency Program, applicant must have an average electric usage of at least 600 kWh per month and a household income at or below 150% of Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Maximum Incentive Whole House Program: $900

Date added to DSIRE 2010-05-06
Last DSIRE Review 2012-02-22
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


FirstEnergy Corp.'s Pennsylvania Electric Company, Metropolitan Edison Company, and Pennsylvania Power Company have introduced a variety of residential programs to comply with Pennsylvania Act 129.

The Residential HVAC Program offers rebates on the purchase of qualifying central air conditioners, air source heat pumps, and geothermal heat pumps. All efficiency requirements for these HVAC rebates must be met. See the application form on the program web site for any additional details and requirements. The Appliance Turn-In Program allows customers to receive rebates of $50 for turning in inefficient refrigerators and freezers and $25 for inefficient air conditioners. JACO Environmental Inc. will pick up and recycle older appliances when customers call 1-877-270-3521. The Energy Efficient Products Program allows residential customers to apply for rebates on Energy Star qualified clothes washers, refrigerator-freezers, water heaters, chest freezers, room air conditioners and dehumidifiers. Residential customers can also receive $1 rebates for Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs from retail stores in the companies' service territories. The Whole House Program also provides incentives for implementing a comprehensive home energy audit as well as installing measures as a result of the audit. Contact Honeywell for more information on this program.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name FirstEnergy Residential

Division Honeywell

Place Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Zip/Postal Code 17112
Phone (866) 498-1409


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"