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HVAC & Appliances

Learn more about cash incentive programs that provide reimbursement for HVAC.

The HVAC Incentives for Business Program is offered to Maryland commercial, industrial, governmental and institutional customers of Potomac Edison to encourage participants to install high‐efficiency air conditioning and water heating equipment.

Eligible Measures

To qualify for an incentive, HVAC equipment must:

Flat-rate per-unit or per-ton capacity incentives are available for:

Pre‐Approval Requirements

All HVAC Incentives for Business Program applications received by the Program Administrator will require pre-approval before the purchase and installation of equipment.

Effective Dates

To qualify for incentives through the HVAC Incentives for Business Program, equipment must have been purchased and installed after January 1, 2015, and after receipt of a formal pre-approval letter from the Program Administrator.

Limitations

Incentives available from this program are shown below, and are limited to the total equipment cost (excluding taxes). Only new equipment is eligible for incentives under the HVAC Incentives for Business Program.

Click the tabs below to view the incentives for each of the different equipment categories.

SPLIT & PACKAGED HVAC UNITS – AIR COOLED

Eligible equipment must meet or exceed cooling efficiency requirements as defined in the table below. VRF systems are eligible.
Equipment Cooling Efficiency Incentive
Split & Packaged HVAC < 5.4 Tons (Air) 15 SEER or 12.4 EER $200 per Ton
Split & Packaged HVAC 5.4 to < 11.25 Tons (Air) 12.0 EER or 12.4 IPLV $200 per Ton
Split & Packaged HVAC 11.25 to < 20 Tons (Air) 12.0 EER or 12.4 IPLV $200 per Ton
Split & Packaged HVAC 20 to < 63.3 Tons (Air) 10.85 EER or 12.0 IPLV $200 per Ton
Split & Packaged HVAC > 63.3 Tons (Air) 10.2 EER or 11.0 IPLV $200 per Ton

SPLIT & PACKAGED HVAC UNITS – WATER & EVAPORATIVE COOLING

Eligible equipment must meet or exceed cooling efficiency requirements as defined in the table below. VRF systems are eligible.
Equipment Cooling Efficiency Incentive
Split & Packaged HVAC < 5.4 Tons (Water) 15 SEER or 12.5 EER $200 per Ton
Split & Packaged HVAC 5.4 to < 11.25 Tons (Water) 12.5 EER $200 per Ton
Split & Packaged HVAC 11.25 to < 20 Tons (Water) 12.0 EER or 12.4 IPLV $150 per Ton
Split & Packaged HVAC 20 to < 63.3 Tons (Water) 10.85 EER or 12.0 IPLV $150 per Ton
Split & Packaged HVAC > 63.3 Tons (Water) 10.2 EER or 11.0 IPLV $150 per Ton

AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

Eligible equipment must meet or exceed cooling and heating efficiency requirements as outlined in the table below.
Equipment Cooling & Heating Efficiency Incentive
Air Source Heat Pump ≤ 5.4 Tons 16.0 SEER and 13.0 EER and 9.0 HSPF $600 per Ton
Air Source Heat Pump > 5.4 < 20 Tons 16.0 SEER and 13.0 EER and 9.0 HSPF $600 per Ton
Air Source Heat Pump > 20 Tons 16.0 SEER and 13.0 EER and 9.0 HSPF $600 per Ton
Air Source Heat Pump ≤ 5.4 Tons 18.0 SEER and 13.5 EER and 9.5 HSPF $1,000 per Ton
Air Source Heat Pump > 5.4 < 20 Tons 18.0 SEER and 13.5 EER and 9.5 HSPF $1,000 per Ton
Air Source Heat Pump > 20 Tons 18.0 SEER and 13.5 EER and 9.5 HSPF $1,000 per Ton

WATER SOURCE HEAT PUMPS – GEOTHERMAL

Eligible equipment must meet or exceed cooling and heating efficiency requirements as outlined in the table below.
Equipment Cooling & Heating Efficiency Incentive
Water Source Heat Pump < 5.4 Tons 20.0 EER or 5.0 COP $300 per Ton
Water Source Heat Pump 5.4 to < 11.25 Tons 18.0 EER or 4.7 COP $250 per Ton
PACKAGED TERMINAL AIR CONDITIONERS (PTAC)
Eligible equipment must meet or exceed cooling and heating efficiency requirements as outlined in the table below.
Equipment Cooling & Heating Efficiency Incentive
PTAC < 0.75 Tons 11.8 EER $60 per Ton
PTAC ≥ 0.75 to < 1.0 Tons 10.0 EER $80 per Ton
PTAC ≥ 1.0 Tons 10.3 EER $100 per Ton

PACKAGED TERMINAL HEAT PUMP AIR CONDITIONERS (PTHP)

Eligible equipment must meet or exceed cooling and heating efficiency requirements as outlined in the table below.
Equipment Cooling & Heating Efficiency Incentive
PTAC – Heat Pump < 0.75 Tons 11.5 EER $60 per Ton
PTAC – Heat Pump ≥ 0.75 to < 1.0 Tons 10.8 EER $80 per Ton
PTAC – Heat Pump ≥ 1.0 Tons 10.1 EER $100 per Ton

ELECTRIC CHILLERS – WATER & AIR COOLED

For air cooled and water cooled chillers, the performance incentive is based on each 0.1 EER above or each 0.1 kW below the minimum Full Load or Integrated Part Load Value (IPLV). The performance incentive is capped at $175 per ton for air cooled chillers and $125 per ton for water cooled chillers.
Equipment A. Operating > 70% load for 50% or more time B. Operating < 70% load for 50% or more time Incentive
Full Load IPLV Full Load IPLV
Air Cooled Chiller with Condenser < 150 Tons 9.6 EER 12.6 EER N/A N/A $24 per Ton + $8 per Ton Performance Incentive
Air Cooled Chiller with Condenser ≥ 150 Tons 9.6 EER 12.85 EER N/A N/A $24 per Ton + $8 per Ton Performance Incentive
Water Cooled – Screw Chiller< 75 Tons 0.770 kW/ton 0.620 kW/ton 0.790 kw/ton 0.590 kW/ton $15 per Ton + $2 per Ton Performance Incentive
Water Cooled – Screw Chiller≥ 75 Tons and < 150 Tons 0.765 kW/ton 0.605 kW/ton 0.780 kW/ton 0.576 kW/ton $15 per Ton + $2 per Ton Performance Incentive
Water Cooled – Screw Chiller≥ 150 Tons and < 300 Tons 0.670 kW/ton 0.570 kW/ton 0.708 kW/ton 0.530 kW/ton $15 per Ton + $2 per Ton Performance Incentive
Water Cooled – Reciprocating/Positive Displacement Chiller < 75 Tons 0.770 kW/ton 0.620 kW/ton 0.790 kw/ton 0.590 kW/ton $24 per Ton + $8 per Ton Performance Incentive
Water Cooled – Reciprocating/Positive Displacement Chiller ≥ 75 Tons and < 150 Tons 0.765 kW/ton 0.605 kW/ton 0.780 kW/ton 0.576 kW/ton $24 per Ton + $8 per Ton Performance Incentive
Water Cooled – Centrifugal Chiller< 150 Tons 0.624 kW/ton 0.586 kW/ton 0.629 kW/ton 0.440 kW/ton $20 per Ton + $4 per Ton Performance Incentive
Water Cooled – Centrifugal Chiller≥ 150 Tons and < 300 Tons 0.624 kW/ton 0.586 kW/ton 0.629 kW/ton 0.440 kW/ton $20 per Ton + $3 per Ton Performance Incentive
Water Cooled – Centrifugal Chiller ≥ 300 Tons and ≤ 1000 Tons 0.566 kW/ton 0.539 kW/ton 0.590 kW/ton 0.390 kw/ton $10 per Ton + $4 per Ton Performance Incentive

DUCTLESS MINI SPLIT HEAT PUMPS

Equipment must be ENERGY STAR® qualified and must meet or exceed the cooling and heating efficiency requirements outlined in the table below.
Equipment Cooling & Heating Efficiency Incentive
Ductless Mini Split Heat Pump – Single Zone ≥ 15.5 SEER, ≥ 12.5 EER, ≥ 8.6 HSPF $200 per Ton
Ductless Mini Split Heat Pump – Single Zone ≥ 18 SEER, ≥ 12.5 EER, ≥ 9 HSPF $400 per Ton
Ductless Mini Split Heat Pump – Multi Zone ≥ 15.5 SEER, ≥ 12.5 EER, ≥ 8.6 HSPF $600 per Ton

VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVES (VFD)

To qualify for the incentives below, VFDs must be installed on existing HVAC equipment.
Equipment Incentive
Variable Frequency Drives – 2HP $500
Variable Frequency Drives – 3HP $600
Variable Frequency Drives – 4HP $700
Variable Frequency Drives – 5HP $800
Variable Frequency Drives – 7.5HP $900
Variable Frequency Drives – 10HP $1,100
Variable Frequency Drives – 15HP $1,350
Variable Frequency Drives – 20HP $1,500
Variable Frequency Drives – 25HP $1,600
Variable Frequency Drives – 30HP $1,800
Variable Frequency Drives – 40HP $2,000
Variable Frequency Drives – 50HP $2,500
Variable Frequency Drives – 60HP $3,000
Variable Frequency Drives – 75HP $3,750
Variable Frequency Drives – 100HP $5,000
Variable Frequency Drives >100 HP and <200 HP $50 per HP

How Do I Apply For Incentives?

Step 1 – The participant should complete and submit an HVAC Program application online and upload required documents through the application portal. The following documents are required for a pre-approval:

  1. Manufacturers’ specification (cut) sheets for the proposed equipment. Please highlight all relevant information such as the equipment efficiency ratings.
  2. W-9 tax form for the incentive payee
  3. (Optional) Copy of utility bill to confirm account number and service address. If desired, the participant may obscure all cost and rate related information

Step 2 – The Program Administrator will notify the applicant via email when the review is complete and funds have been reserved. Upon receipt of Program pre-approval email, participants may purchase and install their energy efficient equipment.

Step 3 – Once the project is complete, the participant should review the approved application for any changes to the project that occurred during installation and make any needed corrections. The following final documentation should be submitted to the Program Administrator for review:

  1. Detailed, itemized invoices or proofs of purchase for the equipment installed
  2. Manufacturers’ specification (cut) sheets for any additional equipment installed (if applicable)
  3. Completed letter of attestation

Upon receipt and verification of all required documentation, the incentive check will be processed and mailed to the applicant or to an authorized representative, if requested on the application.

Apply Online or contact us at 855-827-2222 to request a printable version.