City of New Castle, Delaware | Municipal Services Commission of the City of New Castle
Home Energy Rebates
Get money back on products proven to help save energy.
Today's efficient products can lower your energy bills while making your home more comfortable and functional. Built with the latest technology, they may also come with "smart" control features not offered in standard products.
Receive cash back from Efficiency Smart when you buy energy-efficient products (see eligible products and appliances below). You can submit your rebate form online or download a printable form and mail it in.
Select Air Source Heat Pumps
Air source heat pumps work by absorbing heat from the outside air and transferring it into your home. Modern heat pumps can reduce your electricity use for heating by approximately 50% compared to electric resistance heating such as furnaces and baseboard heaters.
- SEER Rating: 15 or higher
- HSPF Rating: 8.5 or higher
- EER Rating: 12.5 or higher
Select Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pumps
Cold climate air source heat pumps are designed specifically for very cold climates and can efficiently extract heat from air with temperatures far below 0°F. These heat pumps provide a very efficient way to heat your home, lower electric bills and improve comfort.
- SEER Rating: 15 or higher
- COP at 5°F: 1.75 or higher (at maximum capacity operation)
- HSPF Rating: 10 or higher (non-ducted systems)
- HSPF Rating: 9 or higher (ducted systems)
Select Clothes Washers
Energy-efficient clothes washers use about 25% less energy and 40% less water than conventional models. They can also cut drying time and reduce wear-and-tear on clothing with gentler cleaning action.
Select Clothes Dryers
Energy-efficient clothes dryers use 20% less energy than conventional models. They also use sensor drying instead of timed drying, which helps reduce energy use by shutting the dryer off when clothes are dry.
ENERGY STAR® certified refrigerators use up to 15% less energy than standard, less-efficient models. That can add up to $150 in electricity savings over the lifetime of your fridge. Qualifying models must be 10 to 30 cubic feet.
ENERGY STAR certified dehumidifiers use 15 percent less energy than conventional modes to remove the same amount of moisture from the air. You could power a refrigerator for three months with the energy you can save in a year running an efficient dehumidifier.
Select Advanced Thermostats
ENERGY STAR certified advanced thermostats can help reduce your energy use by automatically adjusting the temperature based on daily weather conditions, schedules, and heating and cooling needs. You can also use a computer or smartphone to monitor and adjust your home’s temperature remotely.
Qualified Furnace Fans with Electronically Commutated Motors (ECM)
Furnace Fans with ECMs use 25% to 75% less energy than standard fan motors, maintain more consistent temperatures, and are typically quieter than traditional furnace fans.
Eligibility information: ECMs are available on some new furnaces or can also be added to an existing one. All ECMs purchased with a new unit or an existing one are eligible for rebate.
Select Heat Pump Water Heaters
ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heaters can cost half as much to operate as traditional electric water heaters. On average, a family of four can save more than $3,500 over the lifetime of the unit.
Select Advanced Power Strips
Many of your appliances and electronics use power even when turned off. You can save up to $100 per year by using an advanced power strip, which can turn off power to items plugged into it.
Select Ceiling Fans with Lights
ENERGY STAR certified ceiling fans with lights can save you more than $15 per year on utility bills. They are 60% more efficient than conventional fans with lights, and feature improved motors and blade designs.
Select Pool Pumps
ENERGY STAR pool pumps can save you thousands of dollars over their lifetime and can pay for themselves in less than two years.
Rebate offers are good while funds are available and may be subject to change without prior notice. All rebate requests must be postmarked or emailed within three months of purchase date and no later than January 7 of the following year. The product must be installed at an address served by a participating electric system. All products must be new to qualify. Used or refurbished products are not eligible for a rebate. Rebates will only cover up to the purchase price of the item. Please allow 4–6 weeks to receive your rebate.
The following rebate item limits apply per product category, per year, for each utility account:
- Advanced Power Strips: 5 per year
- Clothes Washer: 1 per year
- Clothes Dryer: 1 per year
- Refrigerators: 2 per year
- Dehumidifiers: 5 per year
- Ceiling Fans: 5 per year
- Pool Pump: 1 per year
- Heat Pump Water Heater: 1 per year
- Furnace Fans with ECM: 1 per year
- Advanced Thermostats: 2 per year
If you require additional rebates beyond the product limits listed above, please contact customer support at 877-889-3777 before purchasing.
To Receive your Rebate
To receive your rebate:
- Complete the online rebate form, or download a printable form and mail it in.
- Enclose or attach a copy of your dated sales receipt along with the rebate form.
- If you are using the printable form, mail or email the documents to the address below:
Efficiency Smart- Rebate offer
1111 Schrock Road, Suite 203
Columbus, OH 43229
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org