Upstream Incentive Rebate Updates

In October of 2016, Efficiency Vermont increased rebate levels for two upstream HVAC offerings: Heat Pump Water Heaters and Cold Climate Heat Pumps. These “enhanced” rebates were set to expire on March 31st, 2017. The current rebate levels for Heat Pump Water Heaters and Cold Climate Heat Pumps have been extended through June 30th, 2017. However, it is anticipated that the rebate levels will be reduced on July 1, 2017. More detailed information on the July rebate levels will be communicated by May 16th. High Performing Circulator Pumps and Efficient Evaporator Fan Motors will not have any rebate level changes during this cycle.

Please see the rebate details for each technology below.

Cold Climate Heat Pumps
(valid through 6/30/2017)

Heat Pump Water Heaters
(valid through 6/30/2017)

High Performing Circulator Pumps
(valid through 5/31/2017)

Efficient Evaporator Fan Motors
(valid through 12/31/2017)

Capacity (tons)



Max. Power (Watts)


Output Wattage


≤ 2



≤ 144


6 – 12


> 2



145 – 575


38 – 50





576 – 2,500