LaMorte Electric Heating and Cooling is a participating contractor in the NYS Clean Heat - Statewide Heat Pump Program which provides rebates for qualifying air source heat pump installations. This program used to be administered through NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) but is now being administered and processed by NYS utility companies. The most common utility company in the region that we serve is NYSEG. The rebate programs that we participate in are below.
Air Source Heat Pumps (Mini-splits): Eligibility: Rebates are offered for qualifying air source heat pump equipment that are installed for space heating. To be an eligible site you must be an active electric utility customer. In other words, non-grid connected sites are ineligible. As an energy conscious business, we try to install only qualifying equipment because qualifying units are also energy efficient units. Qualifying units can be found on the NEEP's Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump list. A brief explanation of the rebate amounts are below:
Standard Rebate: $500 per outdoor unit Whole Home Rebate*: $1000 per 10,000 BTUH of maximum heating capacity at NEEP's 5 degree rating
*A whole home rebate is for installations that satisfy 90-120% of the building’s design heating load based on a heat loss calculation that we will perform.
Heat Pump Water Heaters (Hybrid Water Heaters): There are also increased rebates from NYSERDA administered through the utility companies for replacing any type of water heater that is not already a heat pump water heater.
Eligibility: The hybrid water heater must be an ENERGY STAR Certified Product. We install residential air source heat pump water heaters which are defined as a tank with capacity of less than or equal to 120 gallons.
Standard Rebate**: $700 Bonus Combination Rebate***: $250
**Homeowners are responsible for the hybrid water heater rebate applications unless the water heater qualifies for the bonus combination rebate of $250. ***If an air source heat pump water heater is installed simultaneously with a cold climate air source heat pump you can get an additional rebate of $250.
Real World Examples
These examples are real jobs installed by LaMorte Electric Heating and Cooling with their real world costs and rebates.
Mitsubishi Electric Single-Zone 9k btu - one head- wall mounted
Total Cost $4718 Rebate $500 Actual Cost $4218
This particular installation was for a bonus room that was being renovated in a third floor attic. This 9k BTU hyper heat unit has the capacity to heat and cool the space all year round. The spray foamed space is approximated 600 sq. ft.
Mitsubishi Electric Whole-Home 36k btu - 4 head -wall mounted
Total Cost $14,545 Rebate $4,500 Actual Cost $10,045
This installation was a whole home application that will be replacing the existing heating system for more efficiency while also adding air conditioning to the home. This is a fairly small whole home installation. This single-family home with three bedrooms, two baths, and an open concept living area totaled approximated 1200 sq. ft.
***Applications for air source heat pump systems must be completed and submitted by participating contractors. Applications for only a heat pump water heater and not an air source heat pump may be completed and submitted by anyone.
LaMorte Electric was founded by Brian LaMorte to provide quality electrical and HVAC contracting services to Ithaca, Tompkins County and the surrounding areas. Brian is a highly skilled and licensed electrician in the City of Ithaca. We specialize in everything from electrical repairs, to generator sales/installs, to car charger installs, to furnace and air conditioner sales, installs and repairs.
If you need a licensed Electrical or HVAC contractor then contact us.
LaMorte Electric Heating and Cooling
LaMorte Electric Heating and Cooling is proud to be an Inclusive employer. We support the LGBTQ+ community!
LaMorte Electric Heating and Cooling is proud to be a Tompkins County Living Wage Employer.
LaMorte Electric Heating and Cooling is proud to be a NYSERDA qualified air source heat pump installer.
LaMorte Electric Heating and Cooling is proud to be a Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Contractor.
Lamorte Electric - 607-229-4576 1570 Danby Road, Ithaca NY 14850