Riverside Public Utilities

Air Conditioning Incentives

Residential Air Conditioning Rebate Program

This public benefit program offers rebates to residential electric customers when they purchase and install new high energy-efficient air conditioning systems or heat pumps in their homes.

There are two types of air conditioners – split systems and packaged units. For split systems, both the condenser and the evaporative coil must be “new” and replaced at the time of installation. The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) must meet the specifications for the appropriate types of systems as stated below. Both the condensing unit and the evaporative coil model numbers must be listed in combination on the AHRI Directory and meet the efficiency requirements as a combination in order to qualify.

What are the rebate amounts?
Current rebates are $150 per ton for an AC unit with a SEER rating of 15 - 15.9 and $250 per ton for an AC unit with a SEER of 16 or greater.  This rebate program also provides $25.00 for HVAC tune-up (must include refrigerant level check).

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Download Application

Submit your completed and signed application, proof-of-purchase and other supporting documentation as required, within 90 days of the purchase date and in accordance with program guidelines to:

Riverside Public Utilities – Programs & Services
3025 Madison St.
Riverside, CA 92504


[email protected]

*Once you have submitted your rebate via email, there is no need to submit a paper form.