Frequently Asked Questions

The CLEANair Furnace Rebate Program is an incentive program that encourages consumers to choose a cleaner home heating product, with fewer air polluting emissions. The CLEANair Furnace Rebate Program is funded by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD). On September 4, 2020, the South Coast AQMD Governing Board authorized $3.5 million for the program. Twenty-five percent of the CLEANair rebate funds are allocated to low-income and disadvantaged communities.
Rule 1111 reduces smog-forming NOx emissions from residential and commercial space heating. NOx emissions contribute to the formation of ozone, commonly referred to as smog, and fine particulate matter, also known as PM2.5. Ozone damages cells in the lung’s airways, causing inflammation and swelling. It also reduces the respiratory system’s ability to fight infection and remove foreign particles. The major health effects associated with particulate matter include increased mortality, exacerbation of respiratory disease and cardiovascular disease, and impacts on lung function. By purchasing and installing Clean Air Qualified Equipment, you are doing your part to improve air quality and promote public health.
You are eligible to receive a Heat Pump System rebate if you meet all three of the criteria:
1. An eligible all-electric, ducted, heat pump split system with air handler or side discharge heat pump for split ducted systems is installed. Ductless mini-split applications are not eligible.
2. You are removing a gas-fired furnace and installing an eligible heat pump system.
3. Your household is located within an eligible South Coast AQMD zip code.
Applicants in single-family residences, multi-family properties, or small commercial buildings within an eligible zip code who convert an existing gas furnace-based heating system to an all-electric heat pump system with a maximum cooling capacity of fewer than 5.5 tons are eligible to apply. Installation on new construction does not qualify.
Yes, landlords may apply for the rebate. In order to qualify, you must submit all required documentation, and certify on the online application that you are the property owner. By accepting the terms of participation in the CLEANair program, , you are certifying that you are the legal owner of the property where the installation was completed and that you are eligible to receive the rebate.
Disadvantaged and low-income communities are identified under Senate Bill 535 (SB535) and Assembly Bill 1550 (AB1550), respectively. You may look up your address applicability in the Cal EPA interactive map found here: https:/
The rebates will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, based on the receipt of your application. The rebate for a full electric heat pump system is $1500 or until funds are exhausted. Twenty-five percent of the funds will be reserved for installations in disadvantaged and low-income areas until those funds are exhausted.
The rebate for an all-electric heat pump system will be available until funds are exhausted.
In order to receive a rebate, you must fill out the online application at within 60 days of installing your heat pump. When applying, you will select the appropriate heat pump brand and model number, and upload your invoice. The invoice must contain the installation date, heat pump manufacturer, full model number, full serial number, and total installation cost. The application must also include the full model and serial number for the system air handler along with the model and the serial number of the gas furnace being replaced.
Rebate applications are reviewed in the order of receipt, and are generally processed within two weeks or less from the date of submission. Your application status will be visible in your online application portal at and can be reviewed at any time. Allow 4-6 weeks to receive your rebate check in the mail.
The status of your rebate application will be available in the online application portal found at You may log back into your online application account at any time to review your submitted applications and their associated statuses. You may also inquire about your status via telephone at (888) 645-3859 or email at
The rebate call center is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST. If you are attempting to reach the center after hours or on weekends, leave a message and you will be contacted within one business day following the receipt of your call.
If you are having difficulty receiving or viewing emails from the rebate program, you may try the following: Check your junk or quarantine folders for program emails. If found, please mark “not junk” for future communications to be routed to your inbox. Add our program email address to your address book, or add it to your “allowed” list. The email address is Contact your email service provider and ask to allow emails from our email address or organization. Your email provider may be able to assist you in adjusting your email settings.
Applicants can apply for more than one rebate. You must replace more than one gas furnace, the electric heat pump must be on the qualified products list, and the equipment model and serial number must be different.
No. Only all-electric heat pumps that have been qualified by South Coast AQMD are eligible for a rebate. We recommend that applicants visit the Full Electric Heat Pump System Qualified List to confirm eligibility prior to applying for a rebate. If you believe that your heat pump meets the requirements listed for eligibility, you may contact us at (888) 645-3859 for review or assistance.
No, third parties are not eligible for a rebate. For contractors interested in applying, please see the information available on the Contractor Direct Rebate Option.
The Contractor Direct Rebate Option is a program which allows contractors to offer customers who convert to an electric heat pump system at a reduced cost by offering the rebate as an instant discount. This option allows homeowners to receive the CLEANair Furnace rebate as a deduction off of the total price at the time of sale. This deduction must be clearly shown on the contractor’s installation invoice. Contractors must have each customer sign a release form that waives their right to the rebate check and allows the contractor to apply and collect the rebate directly. For additional information and release form, click here.