Rebates, Tax Deductions, Tax Credits and Grants

A roundup of current Local, State and Federal incentives are available at the DSIREUSA website.

Rebates are funds made available to incent a consumer to install energy efficient measures including Air Conditioning.  Rebates may be available from utility companies, city government, state government and others. 

Tax deductions reduce taxable income for tax purposes and are primarily federal programs to incent Energy Efficiency.  You must have taxable income to take advantage if these incentives.

Tax credits reduce tax liability dollar for dollar.  Taxable income is required.

Grants are cash contributions for those who do not have taxable income.