Puget Sound Energy - Commercial HVAC Equipment Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Washington)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Washington

Name Puget Sound Energy - Commercial HVAC Equipment Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Institutional
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Motor VFDs, Electronically Commutated Motors, HVAC Rooftop Units
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Natural gas boiler tune-up: up to 100% of the tune-up cost

Programmable thermostats: 50/unit
Electronically Commutated Motors (ECMs): 0.12 for every square foot served
HVAC Rooftop Unit: up to 1,870
HVAC Units: 30/ton
Electric HVAC Replacements: 100 - 550
Gas HVAC Replacements: 300 - 550
VSDs: 100/horsepower

Equipment Requirements Thermostats: Must have 7 day programming and a temporary manual override.

HVAC Units: Must meet or exceed CEE Tier 1 standards and be greater than 65,000 Btuh.

Maximum Incentive Natural gas boiler tune-up: 600

HVAC Rooftop Unit: 1,260

Program Administrator Puget Sound Energy
Website http://www.pse.com/solutions/forbusiness/pages/comRebates.aspx?tab=3&chapter=1
Date added to DSIRE 2006-06-30
Last DSIRE Review 2010-08-13

References DSIRE[1]


Puget Sound Energy's (PSE) Commercial HVAC Equipment Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs offer a variety of incentives for non-residential customers who purchase natural gas or electricity (depending on program) from PSE. Rebates are available for boiler tune-ups, programmable thermostats, electronically commutated motors, HVAC rooftop services, high efficiency HVAC units, and variable speed drives.

The Boiler Tune-up rebate program pays for 100% of the tune-up cost, up to $600. Additional repairs that increase boiler efficiency, including boiler replacement, may also qualify for PSE energy efficiency grant funding. There is no limit on the number of tune-up rebates that may be awarded to a customer for different boilers, but each boiler is limited to one tune-up rebate, and a qualified boiler technician must perform the tune-up.

The Programmable Thermostat Rebate program offers a $50 rebate for each eligible programmable thermostat installed to replace a non-programmable thermostat.

PSE non-residential customers using "packaged" HVAC rooftop units (RTU's) for facility heating and cooling are eligible for rebates offered by the Premium HVAC Rooftop Service Program. Rebates of up to $1,870 per unit are available when customers agree to have service done by an authorized HVAC contractor.

The High Efficiency Commercial HVAC Rebate program offers a rebate of $30 per ton when customers purchase an energy efficient air conditioner or heat pump that meets the Tier 1 standards and is greater than 65,000 Btuh.

The Variable Speed Drives Rebate Program offers a $100 per horsepower rebate on qualifying drives. Check program web site to ensure eligibility.

Applications must be pre-approved, and funding availability is subject to annual program budgets. For applications and program details and specifications, customers should visit the program website or call 1-800-562-1482 to speak with an Energy Efficiency representative.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - PSE
Department Puget Sound Energy

Address 10885 NE 4th Street
Address 2 P.O. Box 97034
Place Bellevue, Washington
Zip/Postal Code 98009-9734
Phone (888) 225-5773
Phone 2 (800) 562-1482

Email customercare@pse.com
Website http://www.pse.com

  • 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)"