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:

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