If you’re planning on replacing your old central air conditioner this year, it might be worth considering some of the air conditioners that qualify for Xcel Energy rebates. In some cases, you can install a higher efficiency air conditioning unit for the same price as a 13 SEER unit. However, Xcel Energy rebates are not automatic even if you install an air conditioner with a SEER rating that technically qualifies for Xcel rebates.
The details of how the Xcel Energy air conditioner rebate program works is covered in detail in the Air Conditioning 101 section of our website, so I will simply be listing the qualifying air conditioners and the potential rebate amounts they qualify for in this post.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Keep in mind that an air conditioner’s SEER rating is only one part of the equation used to determine how much of the potential rebates your new air conditioning unit will qualify for, or if it will qualify for any rebates at all. So before you buy a new air conditioner, be sure to check out the details of the program we have listed in our Air Conditioning 101 section so you don’t end up with an unpleasant surprise when it comes to the Xcel rebates you were counting on.
As you can see from the table above, any potential rebates you can expect will depend on something called the EER, which is a rating of the energy efficiency of your entire heating and cooling system, not just the SEER rating of your new air conditioner.