Air Source Heat Pump Program

Setting the temperature of an air source heat pump to 68 degrees with a remote control

Air source heat pumps (ASHPs) transfer heat between the inside of a building and the outside air while creating a more comfortable indoor environment. Recent technological advancements in ASHPs make them a strong alternative to conventional heating in colder regions like New York State. 

To support this cleaner, more efficient technology, NYSERDA’s Air Source Heat Pump Program is working with ASHP installers to expand New York residents’ access to clean, renewable heating and cooling technology.

NYSERDA invites HVAC contractors to participate in the program and accelerate the adoption of ASHPs as a cost-effective, clean alternative to conventional HVAC methods like high-emission mini-split air conditioners. Participating installers receive financial incentives on a first-come, first-served basis for each qualified ASHP installation. The program is currently only available for residential installations in single-family or multifamily homes.

If you’re interested in ASHP for your home, contact a participating installer.

Benefits for Participating Installers

Through this program, NYSERDA provides participating installers with:

  • $500 per qualified ASHP system installed to be used to grow your ASHP business
  • Ability to pass incentives onto customers under certain installation conditions
  • Assistance in offering more ASHP solutions and products to your New York State customers, allowing you to build a larger portfolio of services
  • Promotion and visibility to New York customers searching for installer recommendations via NYSERDA’s website


NYSERDA will provide $14.95 million in incentives to participating installers for the installation of program-qualified ASHP systems in residential sites, including single-family and multifamily buildings. Incentives of $500 per an installed program-qualified ASHP system are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Installers can decide how best to use the incentives to maximize growth of their ASHP business.

There are customer incentives available statewide for customers that currently pay into the System Benefits Charge.

Get Started & Access Your Incentive

Step 1: Become a Participating Installer

Become a Participating Installer

To receive the incentive, you will first need to become a NYSERDA participating installer by completing the below steps:

  • Review the Air Source Heat Pump Program manual [PDF]
  • Read and agree to the terms and conditions in the Air Source Heat Pump participation agreement [PDF]
  • Submit a completed ASHP Program participating installer application (Program Family = Clean Heating & Cooling)
  • Provide the following documents in your application:
    • A copy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Section 608 Technician Certification
  • ASHP Manufacturer-sponsored Installation Training Certificate or comparable proof of training completion documentation covering the following areas:
    • Condensate Management
    • Controls
    • Electrical Wiring
    • Evacuation and Charging
    • Field Settings
    • Piping and Charging
    • Product Introduction
    • R-410A and PVE Oil
    • System Start-up
    • Tools
    • Troubleshooting
    • Unit Location Considerations
  • A certificate of insurance satisfying the requirements outlined under Article 4 of the Air Source Heat Pump participation agreement [PDF]

Step 2: Apply for Incentive

Apply for Incentive

After installing a qualified ASHP at an eligible site, a participating installer can submit an Air Source Heat Pump project application. If the application meets all program requirements and funds remain available, NYSERDA will approve and send the incentive. Participating installers may use the incentives as they choose to maximize growth of their ASHP business.


Participating Installer Resources

To complete applications for financing you must complete and include the Pro-Forma Analysis [XLSX] workbook with your project applications. 

Learn More

Download the Air Source Heat Pump Program manual [PDF] for more information on approved ASHP systems, other requirements, and complete details on how the program works. Watch the Air Source Heat Pump Webinar for Participating InstallersLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

Quality Assurance


Kerry Hogan
Project Manager

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