HVAC Efficiency Program

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Contractor Resources

Licensed contractors can receive discounts from participating distributors by selling qualified high-efficiency HVAC equipment. By offering your customers high-efficiency HVAC equipment, you’ll improve customer satisfaction—and your bottom line. 

It’s easy to help customers choose energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment. If you're an HVAC contractor, simply visit a participating distributor to get discounts on qualifying equipment that you can also pass on to your customers.

Questions? Contact Lou Wade or Trish Gilliece at 1-443-948-6193

Participating Distributors
Advanced Heating TechnologyHVAC Distributors, Inc.
AirecoJohnson Controls dba York International
Air Stream HVAC Distributors, LLCLennox
AM ConservationNortheastern Supply
Applied Equipment SolutionsR.E. Michel
Balsan Group-Johnstone SupplyR.F. Fager
Carrier Mid-AtlanticThos. Somerville
CrossroadsT Stats Supply
Daikin Comfort TechnologyUnited Refrigeration, Inc.
FergusonWallace Group-Johnstone Supply
H.M. SweenyWaterFurnace International

Ready-to-Install High-Efficiency HVAC Equipment

To get started, ask your HVAC distributor about high-efficiency equipment options. Don’t see your preferred HVAC distributors on the list? Have them call us at 1-443-948-6193 to become a participating distributor.

You may be eligible to receive Inflation Reduction Act federal tax credits* of up to 30% of the project cost for high-efficiency ENERGY STAR® certified hybrid water heaters and air source heat pumps (up to a maximum credit of $2,000 per year). For more information, visit these sites: Air Source Heat Pumps Tax CreditHeat Pump Water Heater Tax Credit.

High-Efficiency HVAC Equipment:

SEER (M) Only Equipment CriteriaSEER2 (M1) Equipment Criteria
Central Air Conditioner ≥ 16 SEER and ≥ 12.5 EER Tier 1≥ 15.2 SEER2 and ≥ 12.0 EER2 Tier 1
Central Air Conditioner ≥ 18 SEER and ≥ 12.5 EER Tier 2≥ 16.9 SEER2 and ≥ 12.4 EER2 Tier 2
ASHP + Ducted Mini-Splits ≥ 16 SEER and ≥ 12.5 EER and ≥ 9.0 HSPF Tier 1≥ 15.2 SEER2 and ≥ 11.7 EER2 and ≥ 7.8 HSPF2 Tier 1
ASHP + Ducted Mini-Splits ≥ 18 SEER and ≥ 12.5 EER and ≥ 9.5 HSPF Tier 2≥ 16.9 SEER2 and ≥ 12.0 EER2 and ≥ 8.2 HSPF2 Tier 2
Ductless HP Single-Zone Unit ≥ 18 SEER and ≥ 12.5 EER and ≥ 9.0 HSPF≥ 18 SEER2 and ≥ 12.5 EER2 and ≥ 8.1 HSPF2
Ductless HP Multi-Zone Unit ≥ 15.5 SEER and ≥ 12.5 EER ≥ 15.5 SEER2 and ≥ 12.5 EER2 and ≥ 7.8 HSPF2
Geotdermal Heat Pump (Closed Loop)**≥ 17.1 EER and ≥ 3.6 COP
ENERGY STAR® Certified Smart tdermostatENERGY STAR Certified

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER), is most commonly used to measure the efficiency of a central air conditioner operating over an entire cooling season. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the system.

Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) is a measure of how efficiently a cooling system will operate when the outdoor temperature is at a specific level (95°F). The higher the EER, the more efficient the system.

(Source: ENERGYSTAR.gov)

*Pepco is not a qualified tax consultant. This information is not intended as personal tax advice. Please contact a tax professional or CPA to confirm details specific to your qualifications and eligibility or visit www.irs.gov to learn more.

**Qualifying geothermal products installed in new construction homes are eligible for a discount. Please call us at 1.443.948.6193 to verify.


EmPOWER Maryland programs are funded by a charge on your energy bill. EmPOWER programs can help you reduce your energy consumption and save you money. To learn more about EmPOWER and how you can participate, click here.