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Refrigerated Cooling

2019 Residential Comprehensive Refrigerated Cooling Rebate: funding available. Current 2019 incentive rates are estimates pending further review of updates to the 2019 New Mexico Technical Reference Manual (TRM).

In 2019, there is no longer a limit of one rebate per individually metered NM residential account per program year.

Apartment complexes and rental management groups are no longer limited to one refrigerated cooling rebate without pre-approval. There is also no cap of 10 refrigerated cooling rebates per apartment complex or rental management group.

Improve Comfort. Save Energy.

Did you know that heating and cooling account for the majority of your monthly energy bill? If your household doesn’t have a high efficiency matched refrigerated air-conditioning system, the Residential Comprehensive Refrigerated Cooling Rebate can help you reduce your energy bills by installing a high-efficiency Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) matched refrigerated air conditioning system.

AC Annual Savings when compared to a 14 SEER Unit
Tons 15 SEER 16 SEER 17 SEER 18 SEER
kWh $/Year kWh $/Year kWh $/Year kWh $/Year
3 495 $67.31 776 $105.57 848 $115.36 1,278 $173.77
4 660 $89.75 1,035 $140.77 1,131 $153.82 1,704 $231.69
5 825 $112.18 1,294 $175.96 1,414 $192.27 2,130 $289.62

The Knowledge You Need.

The Residential Comprehensive Refrigerated Cooling Rebate provides cash incentives to residential customers or contractors that install AHRI qualified matched systems, which meet the minimum energy efficiency ratings specified below, in existing residential dwellings during the current program year.

Incentives vary depending on the type of system and efficiency of the unit installed. Only AHRI qualified matched systems that meet the energy efficiency ratings in the table below are eligible (http://www.ahridirectory.org).

  • AHRI reference numbers must match on indoor and outdoor units.
  • Installed systems must have a capacity of less than 65,000 BTUHr (5.4 tons).
  • Rebates are issued on a first come, first served basis until funding is exhausted or the program is changed.
  • EPE reserves the right to adjust programs at any time.
  • All rebates are subject to approval by the Program Manager.

EPE is currently updating 2019 incentive rates to comply with a recent update to the New Mexico Technical Reference Manual (TRM). The application at the bottom of this page has been disabled until the updated incentives are made available.

Incentive Schedule for Refrigerated Cooling
*For more information please visit http://www.ahridirectory.org/ or call your local contractor.
System Type AHRI Qualified Matched Systems* Rebate per Ton
Tier 1: Central AC/HP Split Systems 15.0-15.9 SEER
12 EER and above
8.5 HSPF and above (HP ONLY)
TBD
Tier 1: Central AC/HP Packaged Systems 15.0-15.9 SEER
11.8 EER and above
8.2 HSPF and above (HP ONLY)
TBD
Tier 2: Central AC/HP Split Systems 16.0-17.9 SEER
12.5 EER and above
9.0 HSPF and above (HP ONLY)
TBD
Tier 2: Central AC/HP Packaged Systems 16.0-17.9 SEER
12.0 EER and above
8.2 HSPF and above (HP ONLY)
TBD
Tier 3: Central AC/HP Split Systems 18.0-19.9 SEER and above
13.0 EER and above
10.0 HSPF and above (HP ONLY)
TBD
Tier 3: Central AC/HP Packaged Systems 18.0-19.9 SEER and above
12.5 EER and above
8.5 HSPF and above (HP ONLY)
TBD
Tier 4: Central AC/HP Split Systems 20.0 SEER and above
13.0 EER and above
10.0 HSPF and above (HP ONLY)
TBD
Ground Source Heat Pump Open Loop
≥3.6 COP (Heating)
≥16.2 EER (Cooling)Closed Loop
≥3.3 COP (Heating)
≥14.1 EER (Cooling)Direct Expansion (DX)
≥3.5 COP (Heating)
≥15.0 EER (Cooling)
$700

AC=Air Conditioning HP=Heat Pump | GSHP=Ground Source Heat Pump

Participation Made Easy.

1. Select a contractor of your choice. All refrigerated cooling systems must be installed by a licensed HVAC contractor to be eligible.

2. Your contractor will help you select an AHRI qualified system and provide you with an AHRI reference number. Your contractor will provide you with an estimate for the work and may also help you fill all required rebate documentation.

3. Once a new refrigerated cooling system has been installed, the Refrigerated Cooling Rebate Form must be completed online or mailed along with a copy of your receipt or invoice to the rebate processing center address. The rebate form can be accessed using one of the options at the bottom of this page.

4. Your rebate will be mailed directly to you. Rebate checks will be mailed within 4-6 weeks of receiving the application.

Rebates are issued on a first come, first served basis until funding is exhausted or the program is changed. EPE reserves the right to adjust programs at any time. All rebates are subject to approval by the Program Manager. Available Only to Residential Customers in El Paso Electric’s New Mexico Service Area.

Find a Contractor

Select a contractor for your project or schedule an energy assessment. These contractors have participated in EPE’s rebate program in the past and are in good standing. However, EPE does not recommend any particular contractor over another. You may select a contractor from this list or another contractor of your choosing.

Apply Now

Apply Online

Save time and fill out your rebate application online. Click “Apply Now” to get started!

After registering and confirming your email address, please select the “Customer” option in the profile wizard.

You will need digital copies of your invoice or receipt and additional documentation on the work performed.

Apply by Mail

Please mail any rebate applications to the EPE Rebate Processing Center. Make sure to include a copy of your receipt or invoice.

EPESaver Rebate Center

1515 S Capital of Texas Hwy Suite 110 Austin, TX 78746

Download Documents

Application is temporarily disabled until incentive rates have been updated.

Residential Comprehensive
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Apply Online

Save time and fill out your rebate application online. Click “Apply Now” to get started!

Apply by Mail

Please mail any rebate applications to the EPE Rebate Processing Center. Make sure to include a copy of your receipt or invoice.