Heating and cooling rebates

If your heating and cooling systems are old, they’re probably inefficient. Replacing them can trim your energy bills.
SMUD offers rebates on energy-efficient central air conditioning systems, room air conditioners, whole-house fans, heat pumps and air-duct sealing. If you are going to be doing multiple improvements, our Home Performance Program may be for you.

Heating and cooling systems, rebates up to $3,000

Effective August 11, we are increasing our heat pump HVAC gas-to-electric upgrade. Some rebates will remain suspended for the remainder of the year.
Measure Current rebate Rebate effective August 11
Heat pump HVAC upgrade – gas to electric $2,500 $3,000
Heat pump HVAC upgrade – electric to electric $750 $750
Dual fuel HVAC upgrade Suspended Suspended
Air conditioner with gas furnace upgrade Suspended Suspended
Rebates are subject to availability of funding and must be submitted by a qualified participating contractor through SMUD’s Contractor Network. Questions? Customers, please contact Advanced Home Solutions at 916-732-5732. Contractors, please contact Efficiency First California at 916-209-5117 or contractorsupport@efficiencyfirstca.org.

Features and benefits

  • Improves the overall comfort of your home
  • Reduces energy consumption and monthly utility bills
  • Saves energy, resources, and protects the environment
  • SMUD rebates and financing make purchasing an energy efficient system more affordable


Rebate is contingent on contractor and installation complying with city/county ordinances and building codes.
Customer is solely responsible for obtaining related building permits and completing the inspection process as required by local jurisdiction. Manufactured, modular or factory built homes transported and assembled on site DO NOT QUALIFY for a rebate unless all of the following can be demonstrated.
  • Homeowner is an active SMUD customer with an active SMUD account
  • Home is individually metered by SMUD
  • Home is placed on a permanent foundation
  • Manufactured, modular or factory built homes transported and assembled on site must be built in conformance with state and local building code and governed by local or the County of Sacramento Building Department.
  • Mobile homes on a chassis and axle constructed under HUD codes or that have a State of California Community Services Department sticker indicating status as a licensed mobile home DO NOT QUALIFY.


SMUD offers 100% financing for a maximum term of 15 years.


Product must be installed by a participating contractor in the SMUD Contractor Network.

Note: SMUD does not endorse or warrant any workmanship, installation, labor, cost or materials of the contractor you select.


Up to a $3,000 rebate. (Subject to availability of funding.)

Smart thermostat

For an instant rebate shop online at SMUDEnergyStore.com.


  • Wi-Fi enabled thermostat that automatically adjusts heating and cooling temperature settings in your home for optimal performance
  • Many smart thermostats learn your temperature preferences and establish a schedule that automatically adjusts to energy-saving temperatures when you are asleep or away
  • Ability to control your home’s heating and cooling remotely through your smartphone
  • ENERGY STAR® certified smart thermostats quickly enter a low-power standby mode when inactive
  • Smart thermostats provide equipment use and temperature data you can track and manage
  • Two qualified products per address, per year


  • Thermostat must be an ENERGY STAR®-certified device
  • Two qualified products per address, per year 


Have an old mercury thermostat? Receive an additional $5 rebate to help keep our community clean! Click here for more details.