Central AC Rebate

Please note: As of January 1, 2023, the new Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio 2 (SEER 2) efficiency standards are now in effect.

To qualify for PWP’s Central AC Rebate, your installed unit must meet the following efficiency ratings, as indicated on the product’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) certificate:

  • Split and Packaged System: 15.3 SEER 2 or higher

Rebates start at $120 per ton for Split System and Packaged Central Air Conditioners. Receive an extra $20 per ton when purchased from a Pasadena-based contractor.

There’s no better time to upgrade your home air conditioning system. Today’s central air conditioners use about 30% to 50% less energy to produce the same amount of cooling as air conditioners made in the 1970s. Even if your system is only 10 years old, you could save 20% to 40% of your energy costs by replacing it with a newer, more efficient model.

How to Qualify

  • Purchase and install a Split System or Packaged Central Air Conditioner with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio 2 (SEER 2) between 15.3 to 19.0, and receive a $120 rebate per ton
  • Purchase a model rated 19.1 SEER 2 or higher and receive $140 per ton
  • Buy your Split System or Packaged Central Air Conditioner in Pasadena for an additional rebate of $20 per ton
  • Submit your online rebate application after installs are completed, along with a copy of your detailed receipt/invoice and the required supporting documents, within 180 days from date of purchase.

How to Apply

  • Log in to your PWP account
  • Select “Apply for Rebate”
  • Please upload your complete sales receipt or paid invoice, including:
    • Product and model number
    • Date purchased and installed
    • Proof of SEER Rating
    • Proof of tons installed
    • Copy of AHRI Certificate
  • Once approved, your rebate check will arrive in 6 to 8 weeks


  • Only residential PWP electric utility customers are eligible
  • Limit 1 central air conditioning unit per residence, every 10 years.
  • Are you enrolled in PWP's income-qualified Bill Payment Assistance program? If so, you can receive a $120 bonus per ton. Visit the Under One Roof Program webpage to learn more.


This program is subject to verification of the purchase and installation of the product(s) before and/or after the rebate has been paid. Completed applications must be received within 180 days from the date of purchase to qualify. Installs must be completed before submitting your rebate application. PWP reserves the right to modify the terms of this program at any time. Rebate amounts will be calculated according to the program incentives at the date of application submission. Program funds are limited and available to eligible PWP customers. Rebates apply to new appliance and product purchases only (refurbished/reconditioned do not qualify). Customers must be enrolled in one of PWP's income-qualified bill payment assistance programs at the time of application submission in order to qualify for the bonus.