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New Jersey

Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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COOLAdvantage Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/05/2014
Program Overview:
State: New Jersey
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:All systems: $500
Hurricane Sandy Adder: $200
Eligible System Size:Systems must sized appropriately for the dwelling
Equipment Requirements:Central AC, Ductless Mini-Split, Heat Pump: minimum 16 SEER, 13 EER, 8.5 HSPF (heat pumps)
Geothermal Heat Pumps: Energy Star
Funding Source:New Jersey Societal Benefits Charge (public benefits fund); State Energy Program (SEP) funds
Program Budget:$14.9 million (FY2015 funding for WarmAdvantage and CoolAdvantage combined)
Expiration Date:10/31/2014 or until funding is exhausted (new incentives starting 11/01/2014
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Note: Residents affected by Hurricane Sandy are eligible for an additional rebate of $200 for qualifying heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, and air conditioners purchased on or after October 29, 2012. Rebates for central air conditioners will no longer be available after February 24, 2013, except for areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy. See the program web site for certification information.

It should also be noted that incentives provided below apply for units purchased between July 1, 2014 through Oct 31,2014. Incentives will be changed for units purchased after Nov 1, 2014.

The COOLAdvantage Program’s objective is to improve the energy efficiency of new electric air conditioners and heat pumps. To promote both the sale of energy efficient units and proper installation techniques, the N.J. Clean Energy Program offers rebates for properly sized and installed high efficiency systems. In order to qualify for a rebate, the unit must meet a minimum energy efficient standard, based on its SEER, EER or HSPF ratings. Customers of Atlantic City Electric, Jersey Central Power & Light, PSE&G and Rockland Electric Company are generally eligible to apply for this rebate; however, effective July 1, 2012 funding is also available for oil, propane, and municipal electric utility customers.  This aspect of the program will continue until available funding is exhausted or until June 30, 2013. Builders of new homes are not eligible to participate in the CoolAdvantage program but are encouraged to participate in the Energy Star Homes Program. As of July 27, 2012 current rebate amounts are set at $500 per system for air conditioners, heat pumps, and geothermal heat pumps.

  Customer Assistance - WarmAdvantage/COOLAdvantage Program
New Jersey Clean Energy Program
c/o Honeywell
145 Route 46 West
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: (866) 657-6278
Web Site:
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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