HVAC Efficiency Program

Contractor Resources

It will be easier 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:

  • Advanced Heating Technology
  • Aireco
  • Applied Equipment Solutions
  • Balsan Group-Johnstone Supply
  • Carrier Mid-Atlantic
  • Ferguson
  • Goodman
  • H.M. Sweeny
  • HVAC Distributors, Inc.
  • Lennox
  • Northeastern Supply
  • Peirce-Phelps
  • R.E. Michel
  • Shore Distributors
  • United Products
  • United Refrigeration, Inc.
  • Wallace Group-Johnstone Supply
  • WaterFurnace International
  • York

Don’t see your HVAC distributors on the list? Have them contact our program team at 443-948-6193 to become a participating distributor.

High-Efficiency HVAC Equipment:

(AHRI Rated)
Efficiency Level
Central Air Conditioner Tier 1 ≥ 16 SEER and ≥ 12.5 EER
Central Air Conditioner Tier 2 ≥ 18 SEER and ≥ 12.5 EER
Air Source Heat Pump Tier 1 ≥ 16 SEER,
≥ 12.5 EER and ≥ 9.0 HSPF
Air Source Heat Pump Tier 2 ≥ 18 SEER,
≥ 12.5 EER and ≥ 9.5 HSPF
Ductless Heat Pump Single-Zone ≥ 18 SEER,
≥12.5 EER, and ≥ 9 HSPF
Ductless Heat Pump Multi-Zone ≥ 15.5 SEER,
≥12.5 EER, and ≥ 8.6 HSPF
Geothermal Heat Pump (Closed Loop)* ≥ 17.1 EER and ≥ 3.6 COP
ENERGY STAR Certified Smart Thermostat N/A

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)

*Geothermal products installed at new construction homes that are not ENERGY STAR certified are eligible for a rebate.

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.