Dominion program offers rebates for HVAC upgrades

Dominion Energy is helping residential electric customers in South Carolina reduce energy consumption and save money this summer through its heating and cooling equipment program.

Eligible customers can receive rebates of up to $750 toward the cost of buying and installing new Energy Star-qualified central air conditioning systems, heat pumps and heat pump water heaters. Savings also apply to improving ductwork in existing residences. All rebates are subject to program terms and conditions.

In 2020, the Heating and Cooling Equipment Program provided about 6,500 rebates to about 6,000 customers for a total of nearly $2.5 million.

“Many customers may be considering upgrades to their air conditioning systems or improving ductwork around their homes as we approach summer and see warmer temperatures,” said Josh McMillin, program manager. “This program is a great opportunity for those customers to receive rebates on energy efficiency equipment upgrades and improve the energy usage in their homes.”

The program provides rebates for eligible energy efficiency upgrades completed by residential electric customers, including:

• Up to $500 to purchase and install Energy Star-qualified central air conditioners and heat pumps in existing homes.
• Up to $300 for qualifying ductwork improvements.
• Up to $750 to install a new Energy Star-certified heat pump water heater.
• Up to $650 to replace an electric furnace with a new Energy Star-qualified heat pump.

The Heating and Cooling Equipment Program is approved by the South Carolina Public Service Commission and regulated by the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff. For additional information on heating and cooling equipment rebates, including eligibility requirements, terms and conditions, visit