“Receive a $1,000 rebate to upgrade with an energy-efficient reverse-cycle air conditioner.“
The Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades Program will help 250,000 low-income and vulnerable households improve their thermal comfort by offering rebates to upgrade gas heaters, electric heaters, wood heaters and homes with no heating with energy-efficient reverse-cycle air conditioners.
These upgrades will improve the quality of life for our most vulnerable residents, provide jobs for trades people, produce broader environmental benefits by reducing gas emissions and improving local air quality, and pave the way for the electrification of Victorian households as the state transitions to a renewable energy future.
Under the program, eligible households can receive:
- $1,000 towards the cost of an energy-efficient reverse-cycle air conditioner,
- $200 towards the cost of decommissioning their outdated gas heater (if an existing gas heater is being replaced), and
- $500 towards the cost of upgrading their switchboard (if an upgrade is required to install the rebated reverse-cycle air conditioner).”
Am I eligible?
To be eligible for this program households must:
- Replace an existing gas, fixed electric, reverse-cycle air-conditioner that is older than 7 years, wood heating or no heating with an energy-efficient reverse-cycle air conditioner,
- Install a reverse-cycle air conditioner from the Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades Program approved products list by an approved Home Heating and Cooling Program Supplier,
- Be an owner-occupier household with an approved concession card, or with a combined household income of less than $90,000.
How to apply
To find out how to apply for a Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades Program rebate, click here