Did you know that heating and cooling alone can use up to 40% of the energy in commercial buildings?

Our Business HVAC Program can help. We offer energy-saving solutions that can make a real difference to your organization.

Plus, you may qualify for rebates and tax deductions to help with the upfront investment costs.


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True comfort goes beyond just adjusting the temperature. When it comes to your business, it’s about striking the right balance between keeping energy costs down and ensuring a comfortable environment for employees, customers and equipment. With our program, you can maintain optimal comfort while effectively managing energy expenses.


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    Reduce energy to lower operating and maintenance costs

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    Higher efficiency systems increase reliability

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    Enhance comfort in your work environment


See if you qualify by contacting a program specialist.

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How do chillers work?

There are two types of chillers: air-cooled and water-cooled which simply describes how the chillers’ condenser is removing heat from the building.

Chillers are refrigeration systems that produce and circulate chilled water to air-handler units. Inside the air-handler units, fans push air across the evaporator coils to cool and dehumidify air.

They are typically found in larger commercial/industrial facilities with combined loads of 100 tons or more.

How do I know if my business qualifies for the Business HVAC rebates?

  • Rebate amounts and qualifying conditions vary depending on chiller type, capacity and efficiency rated at AHRI conditions of the equipment you replace or install.
  • Backup or emergency chillers do not qualify.

List of minimum efficiency levels needed to qualify for a chiller rebate 

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Direct-Expansion Air Conditioning

Air conditioning costs are typically the largest part of a business's energy bill, accounting for up to 40%. Newer, more efficient cooling systems can help offset these costs – plus, rebates and tax deductions are available.


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    Cut expenses on repairs, cooling and maintenance 

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    Improve well-being in your workplace

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    Increase effectiveness to save you energy year-round


Demand control ventilation and energy recovery ventilation can also be installed within your direct-expansion (DX) A/C system for even more savings.

See if you qualify by contacting a program specialist.

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How does a direct-expansion air conditioning unit work?

DX A/C is just a technical term for a standard air conditioner or commercial HVAC system including split systems, mini splits, packaged type units and rooftop units.

The inside air-handler unit uses a fan to push air across the evaporator coil, which absorbs heat to cool and dehumidify air. It works with the outdoor condenser unit to release the heat from the freon to the outside so it can return and absorb more heat.

What units qualify for the Business HVAC rebates?

  • Air, water and evaporative-cooled A/Cs and heat pumps
  • Single vertical package A/Cs and heat pumps
  • Variable refrigerant flow A/C sand heat pumps, both air-cooled and water-cooled
  • Computer Room cooling systems- air, water, and glycol cooled
  • Package terminal A/Cs or heat pump systems
  • Units that exceed the Florida Building Code

Visit the U.S. Department of Energy's website for a calculator that computes the lifetime energy cost savings for rooftop units.

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Demand Control Ventilation

Demand control ventilation (DCV) can save your organization as much as 25% per year on HVAC energy costs. Gain a competitive advantage with higher energy-efficiency and get rebates up to $500 for each sensor installed.


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    Improves indoor air quality and lowers carbon emissions

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    Longer life for your HVAC system means increased energy savings over time

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    Lower bills from reducing cooling and maintenance costs


See if you qualify by contacting a program specialist.

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How do demand control ventilation systems work?

Most HVAC systems are designed to supply outside air based on maximum building occupancy, rather than actual occupancy to meet building codes.

DCVs modulates the amount of outside air supplied to a building based on actual occupancy, saving energy and improving humidity control.

While benefits vary depending on climate, areas with hot, humid summers like Florida are ideal for DCV systems.


How do I qualify for the Business HVAC rebates?

  • Each CO2 sensor must be installed and connected to qualify
  • Your DCV must reduce outside air flow at low occupancy and modulate outside air flow based on real-time sensor readings
  • Businesses with long operating hours that have unpredictable or varied occupancy benefit the most from this technology, as well as businesses that rarely reach maximum occupancy

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Energy Recovery Ventilation

An energy recovery ventilation (ERV) system reduces your cooling load up to 20% by working with your HVAC system to prevent energy waste and cool fresh air as it enters your building.


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    Better indoor air quality by removing humidity and pollutants

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    Increase reliability of your HVAC system by preventing wear and tear

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    Cut energy costs from heating and cooling your business


See if you qualify by contacting a program specialist.

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How do energy recovery ventilation systems work?

An ERV recovers energy from building exhaust air and reuses it to precondition fresh, outside air required for ventilation.

In a hot and humid climate like ours, the cooler, drier building exhaust air can be used to pre-treat and pre-cool incoming air so your air conditioner doesn't have to work as hard.

In the winter months, exhaust air can be used to pre-heat incoming air, helping you save on your heating costs.

The energy transfer is at a molecular level, humidity stays in a vapor state, meaning no liquid condensation is produced.

What is a stand-alone ERV system?

A stand-alone ERV system serves a rooftop air-conditioning unit located nearby and exhaust air from spaces that need to be ventilated anyway - including restrooms, offices and break rooms.

The ERV system replaces an existing exhaust fan and enables most or all of exhaust to be used for recovery.

Stand-Alone ERV System

What is a bolt-on ERV system?

A bolt-on ERV system is built into a rooftop air-conditioning unit and enables more than 50% of the total ventilated exhaust to be used for recovery.

Because the bolt-on ERV system draws exhaust from the return duct only, an exhaust fan is still required for spaces like restrooms, offices, and break rooms.

Bolt-On ERV System

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Kitchen Demand Control Ventilation

Install a qualifying kitchen demand control ventilation (KDCV) system or add to an existing exhaust fan to reduce up to 50% per year on ventilation costs – plus, get our rebates for more savings.


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    Improves comfort in kitchen with reduced noise 

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    Extends life of HVAC system and lowers energy use for long-term savings 

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    Maximize ability to safely ventilate and contain heat and smoke


See if your kitchen qualifies by contacting a program specialist.

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How does a kitchen demand control ventilation system work?

A KDCV system saves energy by controlling exhaust hood air ­flow and fan speed depending on the level of cooking activity. The sensors adjust exhaust fan speeds based on changes in temperature and the amount of smoke present.

Kitchen exhaust hoods prevent fires by removing the heat and smoke generated by cooking. Yet, most systems consume extra energy by operating at full capacity even when cooking appliances are idle.

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Thermal Energy Storage

Installing a thermal energy storage (TES) system can save you energy and money while keeping your large facility cool and comfortable for employees and customers.


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    Optimize output to meet cooling needs and reduce energy demand

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    Off-peak usage means lower time-of-use rates and lower bills

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    Decrease operating costs for large air-conditioning compressors


See if you qualify by contacting a program specialist.

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How does a thermal energy storage system work?

A TES system produces and stores cold water or ice at night, when off-peak rates are lower, and uses it to cool buildings more ef­ficiently throughout the day, resulting in lower energy bills.

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Get pre-approved

If you’re interested in installing new HVAC systems or upgrading existing, please complete the form and a program specialist will reach out to you.

What type of organizations qualify for the Business HVAC rebates?

All businesses are eligible including governmental, educational, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, restaurants and many more. 

Where can I find tax deductions for this project?

When you upgrade your indoor lighting and HVAC systems to improve energy efficiency, your business may qualify for federal tax credits administered by the IRS. 

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