HVAC (Cooling)

In Hawai'i, as much as half of the energy used in your home goes to cooling.

Regular maintenance and exploring other energy-efficient cooling options can have a big effect on your energy savings, electric bill and comfort.

 


Central Air Conditioner Retrofit NEW UP TO $1,500 REBATE

Have an older central air conditioner? Consider replacing your system with one that uses 30-50% less energy. Right now, Hawaii Energy offers up to a $1,500 rebate off qualifying central air conditioning retrofits.

How to get started

  • Step 1: Find a participating contractor or Clean Energy Ally (CEA).
  • Step 2: The CEA will perform the retrofit.
  • Step 3: Upon completion of the installation, the instant rebate will be deducted from your invoice. The CEA will submit the rebate application on your behalf.

Hawaii Energy may follow up with an inspection to ensure it's installed correctly and operating at optimal performance.

Find a participating contractor

 


Mini-Split VRF Air Conditioner NEW UP TO $350 REBATE

Mini-split air conditioners with Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology are a great energy saving and cooling solution for multiple rooms in your home. Right now, we offer increased rebates towards installation:

  • $250 rebate for units from 8,000 BTU and less than 20,000 BTU must be 18 SEER & 11 EER
  • $250 rebate for units from 20,001 BTU and less than 30,000 BTU must be 16 SEER & 11 EER
  • $350 rebate for units from 20,001 BTU and less than 30,000 BTU must be 18 SEER & 11 EER
  • $350 rebate for units from 30,001 BTU and less than 65,000 BTU must be 18 SEER & 11.5 EER
  • $250 rebate for units from 30,001 BTU and less than 65,000 BTU must be 16 SEER & 11.5 EER

How to get started:

  • Step 1: Find a participating contractor or Clean Energy Ally (CEA).
  • Step 2: The CEA will make sure your system has the mandatory Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating and the Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER).
  • Step 3: Upon completion of the installation, the instant rebate will be deducted from your invoice. The CEA will submit the rebate application on your behalf.

Find a participating contractor

 


Air Conditioner Tune-Up $100 REBATE

Keep your home’s central or split air conditioning system running in tip-top shape by booking a maintenance tune-up. Receive a $100 instant rebate when the tune-up is performed by a participating contractor/CEA. Hawaii Energy recommends having this maintenance done annually.

How to get started:

  • Step 1: Find a participating contractor or Clean Energy Ally (CEA).
  • Step 2: The CEA will perform the multi-point service, making sure your system is running at its optimal.
  • Step 3: Upon completion of the service, the instant rebate will be deducted from your invoice. The CEA will submit the rebate application on your behalf.

Find a participating contractor

 


Window Air Conditioner Trade-Up New $100 REBATE

ENERGY STAR® certified air conditioners use up to 15% less energy than conventional models. That’s a savings of about $67 per year on your electric bill. For a limited time, earn an increase rebate of $100 when you purchase a qualified ENERGY STAR® window air conditioner (AC) and trade in your old, working window AC or portable air conditioner unit for recycling! We make sure your old unit is recycled properly, that is a requirement of this program/offer.

How to get started:

  • Step 1: Purchase an ENERGY STAR® window AC (Must be 11.4 CEER and is 8,000 - 13,999 BTU qualified). Go online to EnergyStar.gov/PRODUCTFINDER and click on “Room Air Conditioners” for a list of qualifying products.
  • Step 2: Download and complete the application.
  • Step 3: Schedule* a pick-up for the recycling of your old AC by calling us at (808) 537-5577 or toll-free at (877) 231-8222.
    *Residents on Hawaii Island must haul their old units to Big Island Scrap Metal.
  • Step 4: Submit within sixty (60) days of purchase the completed rebate application along with the receipt/invoice showing the make and model of the appliance and copy of receipt record. Receipt record should be provided at the time of pick up. You may email these to: . Or mail to Hawaii Energy, P.O. Box 3920, Honolulu, HI 96812. Please allow 6-8 weeks for the processing from the received date.

Make sure you are buying the right size Window AC for your needs. To learn more, visit energy.gov/energysaver/articles/room-air-conditioners.

Download the Application

 


Window Air Conditioner Purchase NEW $50 REBATE

Looking for a new window air conditioner? For a limited time, you can get a $50 rebate when you purchase a qualifying ENERGY STAR® -certified model.

How to get started:

  • Step 1: Purchase an ENERGY STAR® window AC (Must be 11.4 CEER and is 8,000 - 13,999 BTU qualified). Go online to EnergyStar.gov/PRODUCTFINDER and click on “Room Air Conditioners” for a list of qualifying products.
  • Step 2: Download and complete the application.
  • Step 3: Submit within sixty (60) days of purchase the completed rebate application along with the receipt/invoice showing the make and model of the appliance. You may email these to: . Or mail to Hawaii Energy, P.O. Box 3920, Honolulu, HI 96812. Please allow 6-8 weeks for the processing from the received date.

Make sure you are buying the right size Window AC for your needs. To learn more, visit energy.gov/energysaver/articles/room-air-conditioners.

Download the Application

 


Solar Attic Fan NEW $100 REBATE

A solar attic fan uses the power of the sun to cool hot attics by drawing in cooler outside air from attic vents (soffit and gable) and pushing hot air to the outside. It can also cool your roof and reduce the load on your air conditioning system saving energy.

Right now, get an increased rebate of $100 rebate on a solar attic fan when you purchase a qualifying model.

How to get started:

  • Step 1: Purchase a qualifying Solar Attic Fan and have it installed.
  • Step 2: It’s easy to apply online. Or download and complete the rebate application form.
  • Step 3: Submit the rebate application along with the receipt/invoice within sixty (60) days of the purchase. If you downloaded the application, you may email it to: . Or mail to Hawaii Energy, P.O. Box 3920, Honolulu, HI 96812. Your rebate will be mailed to you within 6-8 weeks.

Apply Online   or   Download the Application

 


Whole House Fan NEW $150 REBATE

A whole house fan draws cooler, outside air through your living space by pushing the hot air out of the home and out of the attic vents, creating a cooling breeze. They use less energy than air conditioners. Right now, get an increased rebate of $150 when you purchase a qualifying whole house fan.

How to get started:

  • Step 1: Purchase a qualifying Whole House Fan.
  • Step 2: It’s easy to apply online. Or download and complete the rebate application form.
  • Step 3: Submit the rebate application along with the receipt/invoice within sixty (60) days of the purchase. If you downloaded the application, you may email it to: . Or mail to Hawaii Energy, P.O. Box 3920, Honolulu, HI 96812. Your rebate will be mailed to you within 6-8 weeks.

Apply Online   or   Download the Application

 


Room Air Purifiers and Cleaner

ENERGY STAR® certified room air purifiers are 40% more energy-efficient than standard models, saving consumers about 225 kWh/year, that’s up to $30 annually on utility bills. These savings could add up to $220 over its lifetime! Look for special Hawai’i Energy signs on certified models for the best savings at your local retailers

 


Dehumidifier

ENERGY STAR® certified dehumidifiers remove the same amount of moisture as other models yet use nearly 30% less energy. In fact, the annual energy saved by an ENERGY STAR® certified dehumidifier could power your ENERGY STAR® certified refrigerator for 4 months! Look for special Hawai’i Energy signs on certified models for the best savings at your local retailers.

 


Smart Thermostats

Save on your home’s cooling costs by replacing your old thermostat with a new ENERGY STAR® certified smart thermostat. You can "set it and forget it" for ease of use, convenience and energy efficiency. Look for special Hawai’i Energy signs on certified models for the best savings at your local retailers.