Cooling (HVAC) & Air Quality Rebates

In Hawaii, 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.

Need help selecting the right home cooling system? Visit our resources page, click here.

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, per unit on your electric bill. Earn a 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!

  • Step 1: Purchase an ENERGY STAR® window AC (Must be 11.4 CEER and is 8,000 - 13,999 BTU to qualify). For a list of qualifying products, visit EnergyStar.gov/PRODUCTFINDER and click on “Room Air Conditioners”
  • Step 2: Download and 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.
    *Residents on Hawaii Island must haul their old units to Big Island Scrap Metal. Contact them at 808-854-4530.
  • Step 4: Submit the rebate application along with the receipt/invoice within sixty (60) days of purchase. Receipt record will be provided at the time of pick up. You may email these to: HawaiiEnergy@honeywell.com. Or mail to Hawaii Energy, P.O. Box 3920, Honolulu, HI 96812.

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 application (PDF)

 


Air Conditioner Tune-Up $75 INSTANT REBATE

Keep your home’s central or split air conditioning system running in tip-top shape by booking a maintenance tune-up. Receive an instant rebate when the tune-up is performed by a participating Clean Energy Ally. Hawaii Energy recommends having this maintenance done annually.

  • Step 1: Find a participating Clean Energy Ally contractor.
  • Step 2: The contractor will perform the multi-point service, making sure your system is running optimally.
  • Step 3: Upon completion of the service, the instant rebate will be deducted from your invoice. The contractor will submit the rebate application on your behalf.

 


Central Air Conditioner Retrofit $750 INSTANT REBATE

Have an older central air conditioner? Consider replacing your system with one that uses 30-50% less energy. Receive a rebate toward qualifying central air conditioning retrofits when it’s installed by a participating contractor.

  • Step 1: Find a participating Clean Energy Ally contractor.
  • Step 2: The contractor will perform the retrofit.
  • Step 3: Upon completion of the installation, the instant rebate will be deducted from your invoice. The contractor will submit the rebate application on your behalf.

Hawaii Energy may follow up with an inspection to ensure it's installed correctly and operating at optimal performance.

 


Mini-Split VRF Air Conditioner UP TO $250 INSTANT REBATE

Mini-split air conditioners with Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology are a great energy-saving cooling solution for multiple rooms in your home. Right now, we offer the following rebates towards installation:

  • Step 1: Find a participating Clean Energy Ally contractor.
  • Step 2: The contractor will make sure your system has the mandatory Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating.
  • Step 3: Upon completion of the installation, the instant rebate will be deducted from your invoice. The contractor will submit the rebate application on your behalf.

 


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. Get a rebate when you purchase a qualifying solar attic fan model.

  • Step 1: Purchase a qualifying Solar Attic Fan and have it installed.
  • Step 2: Download and complete the rebate application form.
  • Step 3: Submit the rebate application along with the receipt/invoice within sixty (60) days of the purchase. If you downloaded the application, you may email it to: HawaiiEnergy@honeywell.com. Or mail to Hawaii Energy, P.O. Box 3920, Honolulu, HI 96812.

Download application (PDF)

 


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 and using less energy than air conditioners. Get a rebate when you purchase a qualifying model. For more information about whole house fans, click here.

  • Step 1: Purchase a qualifying Whole House Fan.
  • Step 2: Download and complete the rebate application form.
  • Step 3: Submit the rebate application along with the receipt/invoice within sixty (60) days of the purchase. If you downloaded the application, you may email it to: HawaiiEnergy@honeywell.com. Or mail to Hawaii Energy, P.O. Box 3920, Honolulu, HI 96812.

Download application (PDF)

 


Room Air Purifiers and Cleaners

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 the ENERGY STAR logo on products at your local retailers for models with the best savings.

 


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 the ENERGY STAR logo on products at your local retailers for models with the best savings.

 


Smart Thermostats

Save on your home’s cooling costs by replacing your old thermostat with a new ENERGY STAR® certified smart thermostat. You can "set it and forget it" for ease of use, convenience and energy efficiency. Look for the ENERGY STAR logo on products at your local retailers for models with the best savings.