CleanAir Furnace Program Receives Additional Funding for Rebates to Consumers
South Coast AQMD’s CLEANair Furnace Rebate Program is an incentive program that encourages consumers to choose a cleaner home heating product, with fewer air polluting emissions, when purchasing a natural-gas-fired, fan-type central furnace or replacing a furnace with a zero-emission heat pump system.
South Coast AQMD’s Governing Board approved $3.5 million in September to increase rebate funding for the installation of some 14 ng/J natural gas furnaces installed in high altitude areas (≥4,200 feet) or a weatherized furnace. The program also provides an even greater incentive for electric heat pumps. A minimum of 25 percent of the funding will be reserved for installations in disadvantaged and lowincome communities as identified under SB535 and AB1550, respectively.
The rebate to consumers is $500 per unit for 14 ng/J furnaces that meet specific criteria to $1,500 per zero emission heat pump system replacement for the first 2,800 compliant furnaces that are purchased and installed. Applicants in singlefamily residences, multi-family properties, or small commercial buildings within South Coast AQMD’s jurisdiction who purchase and install South Coast AQMD qualified gas-fired furnaces or electric heat pumps are eligible to apply.
|Consumer Rebate||Limit For Rebate|
|$500 rebate for 14 ng/J furnaces installed in high altitude areas (≥4,200 feet)||200 units and no later than September 30, 2021|
|$500 rebate for 14 ng/J weatherized furnaces||600 units and no later than September 30, 2021|
|$1,500 rebate for zero emission heat pump systems (replacements only)||2,000 units or when funds depleted|
Rebate applications will be accepted beginning October 6, 2020 for installations completed on and after September 4, 2020, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until all funds are depleted. For more information on models qualifying for the rebate, and how to apply, visit: https://www.cleanairfurnacerebate.com/how-to-apply/.