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Penelec - Residential Energy Efficiency Programs

Low-Income Residential
Multi-Family Residential
Savings Category 
Heat Pumps
Maximum Rebate 

Whole House Program: $900

Program Info
Funding Source 

Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec), Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed), and Pennsylvania Power Company (PennPower)

Start Date 


Expiration Date 


Program Type 
Utility Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

PA Energy Efficient New Homes Program: $1000 - $10,000 based on % savings over 2006 IECC
WARM Low Income Energy Efficiency Program: Free custom equipment installation based on a home energy evaluation
Heat Pump Water Heaters: $300
Storage Water Heaters: $50
Central AC Tune-Up: $40
Central AC: $150 - $300
Air Source Heat Pump: $400
Geothermal Heat Pump: $217/ton
Clothes Washers $75
Refrigerator-Freezers: $50
Freezers: $25
CFLs: $1/bulb
Surge Protectors and Floor Lamps: $10/unit
Room Air Conditioners: $25
Dehumidifiers: $10
Recycling Refrigerator or Freezer: $50
Recycling Air Conditioner: $25
Energy Audit (Whole House Program): up to $300
Weatherization Measures (Whole House Program): up to $900
Programmable Thermostats: $60

FirstEnergy Corp.'s Pennsylvania Electric Company, Metropolitan Edison Company, and Pennsylvania Power Company have introduced a variety of residential programs to comply with Pennsylvania Act 129.

The Residential HVAC Program offers rebates on the purchase of qualifying central air conditioners, air source heat pumps, and geothermal heat pumps. All efficiency requirements for these HVAC rebates must be met. See the application form on the program web site for any additional details and requirements. The Appliance Turn-In Program allows customers to receive rebates of $50 for turning in inefficient refrigerators and freezers and $25 for inefficient air conditioners. JACO Environmental Inc. will pick up and recycle older appliances when customers call 1-877-270-3521. The Energy Efficient Products Program allows residential customers to apply for rebates on Energy Star qualified clothes washers, refrigerator-freezers, water heaters, chest freezers, room air conditioners and dehumidifiers. Residential customers can also receive $1 rebates for Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs from retail stores in the companies' service territories. The Whole House Program also provides incentives for implementing a comprehensive home energy audit as well as installing measures as a result of the audit. Contact Honeywell for more information on this program.

Other Information 

New appliances must be ENERGY STAR certified
year. Clothes Washers: home must have electric water heater to be eligible for incentive
Central AC: Must be SEER 14.5 and EER 12 or greater
Air Source Heat Pump: Must be SEER 14.5, EER 12 and HSPF 8.5 or greater
Geothermal Heat Pump: Must be Energy Star qualified
To recycle refrigerators or A/C, appliance must be 10-30 cubic ft., operational, plugged in and cooling at time of pick up
Heat Pump Water Heater: EF 2.0
Storage Electric Water Heater: EF .93