The higher the SEER, the bigger the savings.
Every air conditioner or heat pump has a SEER rating, which represents its energy efficiency. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The higher the SEER number, the more efficient the unit. And the bigger the rebate too, as in up to $700.
Over half of your energy usage in your home comes from your heating and cooling system. A higher efficiency HVAC system will not only increase your home's comfort, it will also save you money on your energy bills year after year.
$350 – 16 SEER
$500 - 17 SEER
$600 - 18 and 19 SEER
$700 - 20+ SEER and all Heat Pumps*
*Includes geothermal units
Talk to a licensed HVAC contractor about what specific options are best for your home.
Typically, your heating and cooling contractor will submit the OPPD rebate application and supporting documents on your behalf. If you choose to apply yourself, the following documents should accompany the application.
- Must purchase and install new air conditioner or heat pump system, 16 SEER or higher, according to the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)
- Must condition living space (sunrooms, garages, outbuildings, etc. not eligible)
- Lower winter electric rate for qualified heat pump systems. See Residential Conservation Rate 115
- Applications must be submitted within the current year or within 4 months of install
Home must be served by OPPD on a residential service rate
- Electronic copy of AHRI certificate(s) from HVAC contractor
- Electronic copy of paid invoice from HVAC contractor
- Photo of Model# plate of indoor and outdoor unit
- Email ALL documents with completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Choosing a Contractor: OPPD recommends using a licensed heating and cooling contractor. Visit Air Conditioning Contractors of America for help determining the right contractor for you.
- Financing: Nebraska Energy Office for Dollar and Energy Saving Loans