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Save $1000 when upgrading

The Victorian Government is helping households by offering $1,000 rebates to upgrade to an energy efficient reverse-cycle air conditioner.

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Save $1,000 when upgrading to an energy-efficient reverse cycle system

Victoria’s climate means that we experience significant cold in winters and so heating is an important aspect of our homes. A warmer home can improve the experience of some health conditions. However heating our homes is the highest use of energy for most of us and as such costs us the most.


The Victorian Government is helping Victorian households improve their thermal comfort by offering $1,000 rebates to upgrade gas, electric and wood heaters with energy efficient reverse-cycle air conditioners.

Owner-occupier households with an approved concession card or a combined household income of less than $90,000 will be able to select an approved product and apply for a $1,000 rebate through the program website.

An additional $200 rebate is available to cap old gas heaters, and households can get $500 to upgrade their electrical switchboard.

Increased efficiency

More efficient heating and cooling means that you can become more comfortable in your home while using less energy for the same benefit.

A more modern, efficient reverse-cycle air conditioner also provides better environmental outcomes with fewer emissions than outdated systems.

Staying cooler at home in hot weather can help you sleep better at night and be more comfortable during the day. Health conditions can be exacerbated by a sensitivity to heat while extreme heat can be dangerous to many.

What to consider before buying a system:

The Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades Program will not only help those who would otherwise struggle to afford a new heating and cooling system, it will also help Victoria reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and make our homes more resilient to climate change.

Learn more at the Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades website.

Reviewed 19 July 2022