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Energy Star Heating & Cooling

South River EMC members installing an Energy Star rated electric air source heat pump, dual-fuel air source heat pump, ductless mini split heat pump, or geothermal heat pump, are eligible to take advantage of the South River EMC Energy Star heat pump rebate.

With a higher seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER) and heating seasonal performance factor (HSPF) than standard models, Energy Star qualified heat pumps are about 8 percent more efficient than standard new models and 20 percent more efficient than what you may have in your home currently.

Replacing old heating and cooling equipment with an Energy Star qualified heat pump can cut annual energy bills by nearly $200. By installing an Energy Star high efficiency heat pump in a newly constructed home, contractors are providing the homeowner with a source of lower electric use and increased comfort.

Interested in making a change? Visit ElecTel Cooperative Federal Credit Union to learn more about loans for energy-efficient improvements around your home.



Air source heat pump (17 SEER or greater) replacing a heat pump

$200 each unit

Electric furnace replacement (heat pump with minimum 17 SEER)

$400 each unit

Geothermal HP 17.1 EER (replacement or new installation)


Electric furnace replacement (geothermal unit minimum 17.1 EER)


Ductless mini-split heat pumps (replacing a heat pump)


Ductless mini-split heat pumps (electric furnace replacement)





  • You must receive electric service from South River EMC in the home where the heat pump is installed.
  • The unit must have been installed in the 90 days preceding the application for rebate.
  • System must be checked for compliance by an authorized South River EMC employee before a rebate is issued.


System Requirements:

  • Send completed application and Certificate of Product Rating (what's that?) to South River EMC.
  • When replacing an existing unit, the old unit must not have an efficiency ratio (SEER) greater than 14.
  • Geothermal units must be a minimum EER of 19 and existing equipment cannot be greater than EER of 17.
  • System must be installed by a NC licensed heating and cooling contractor.



Want to see how much a new unit could save you?

  • Rebates are subject to change without notice.
  • All rebates are subject to approval and are contingent upon fund availability.
  • Any application that doesn’t include a notarized statement from contractor who removed old unit will be assumed to be new construction or the replacement for a heat pump.


How to apply:

  • Decide which system works best for your home.
  • Contact a qualified installer.
  • Complete installation.
  • Download an application.
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