Central Air Conditioner Rebate

Stay cool with this rebate on central air conditioning units. Village of Rantoul residential customers who install energy-efficient central air conditioners may be eligible to receive a rebate.


Complete the central air conditioner rebate application form in its entirety. Submission information is included on the form itself.


  • Units must be purchased and installed between May 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024.
  • The program will end when all available funding has been awarded.
  • The rebate is based on the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER), which measures the cooling efficiency of a central air conditioner.
  • Central air conditioners with a SEER of 15 will receive a $300 rebate.
  • Central air conditioners with a SEER of 16 will receive a $400 rebate.
  • Central air conditioners with a SEER of 18 will receive a $600 rebate.
  • Completed applications must be submitted within 120 days of installation date.

Who’s Eligible?

Rebate applicants must be a Village of Rantoul Electric Utility customer in good standing and not otherwise negligent on obligations to the municipality. 

There is a limit of one rebate per household

What do I need to do?

  1. Obtain/Receive an approved permit from the Village of Rantoul Inspection Department.
  2. Purchase and have a central air conditioner installed by a Village approved HVAC contractor. All makes and models are included in the rebate.  IMPORTANT: Self-installed equipment does not qualify for home heating or cooling discounts. 
  3. Complete the rebate application.
  4. Send your rebate application and documentation to the Village of Rantoul Public Works Office at 200 W Grove Ave, Rantoul IL 61866 or email all documentation to myrebate@myrantoul.com.

Once an application has been verified and the rebate application is fully processed, customers will receive a one-time credit on their utility bill or a check within two months. Rebates will be offered until all funding is allocated

What is SEER?

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or SEER measures your air conditioning system’s energy efficiency by calculating the cooling output divided by the amount of electric energy input. This measurement applies to a normal cooling season. The higher the SEER rating, the greater the energy efficiency of your air conditioning system. The Department of Energy suggests when replacing a central air conditioning unit to look for a SEER of at least 15.