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 UP TO $1,000 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 $1,000 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.
  • Step 4: The CEA will complete your application and submit to Hawaii Energy within 30 days of service completion. 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 UP TO $250 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. We offer two rebates towards installation:

  • Receive a $150 rebate for units up to 24,000 BTU/2 Tons.
  • OR receive a $250 rebate for units from 24,001-36,000 BTU/3 Tons.

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 of 18 or higher.
  • Step 3: Upon completion of the installation, the instant rebate will be deducted from your invoice.

Find a participating contractor

 


Air Conditioner Tune-Up $100 REBATEE

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.
  • Step 4: The CEA will complete your application and submit to Hawaii Energy within 30 days of service completion.

Find a participating contractor

 


Window Air Conditioner Trade-Up $50 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. Earn a $50 rebate 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 with an Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of 11.2 or higher from a participating retailer.
  • Step 2: Obtain the application: from the retailer, download a printable copy or apply online. 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. Make sure to have the hauling company sign and stamp your application.
    *Residents on Hawaii Island must haul their old units to Big Island Scrap Metal and pay a drop off fee.
  • 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 proof of the haul away. By mail send to: Hawaii Energy, P.O. Box 3920, Honolulu, HI 96812. OR if you applied online you must upload/scan the receipt. Please allow 6-8 weeks for the processing from the received date.

Participating retailers include: AC Warehouse, Admor Distributors, Affordable A/C, American Air Conditioning, Llc, Best Buy, City Mill , Cool Zone, Costco, Discomart, Discount Mutual, Home Depot, Lowes, Navy Exchange (Nex), Ok TV & Appliance, Sam's Club, Sears.

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 $50 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 a $50 rebate on a solar attic fan when you purchase a qualifying model through a participating contractor or retailer.

How to get started:

  • Step 1: Purchase a qualifying Solar Attic Fan From a participating contractor or retailer.
  • Step 2: Have the fan installed then complete the rebate application form.
  • Step 3: Mail your completed rebate application along with the receipt/invoice to the following address: Hawaii Energy, P.O. Box 3920, Honolulu, HI 96812. The application must be postmarked within sixty (60) days of the purchase. Your rebate will be mailed to you within 6-8 weeks.

Apply Online   or   Download the Application

 


Whole House Fan $75 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. Get a $75 rebate when you purchase a qualifying whole house fan from a participating contractor or retailer.

How to get started:

  • Step 1: Purchase a qualifying Whole House Fan From a participating contractor or retailer.
  • Step 2: Have the fan installed then complete the rebate application form.
  • Step 3: Mail your completed rebate application along with the receipt/invoice to the following address: Hawaii Energy, P.O. Box 3920, Honolulu, HI 96812. The application must be postmarked within sixty (60) days of the purchase. 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 smart thermostat. You can "set it and forget it" for ease of use, convenience and energy efficiency.