What is the Victorian Energy Upgrade Program?
The Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) scheme allows Authorised Providers (APs) such as EZYAIR to provide incentives for people upgrading to energy-efficient air conditioning systems in Victoria. When an air conditioning system is installed or upgraded by EZYAIR, businesses and households will receive a rebate for making improvements to the energy efficiency of their air conditioning units.
Upgrades to air conditioning systems can involve removing gas heaters and replacing them with reverse cycle air conditioners, optimising existing systems to enhance energy performance and changing over existing split system air conditioners to a more efficient split system.
As an Authorised Provider, EZYAIR can complete all required pre-installation checks and post installation audits to ensure the maximum savings are passed on when upgrading your air conditioning or heating system. The exact value of the rebate is based on the type of air conditioner you are replacing and what kind of air conditioner you are replacing it with. If you are not dealing with an Authorised Provider of the VEU program (like EZYAIR) you will not receive the maximum rebate available. For more information, contact us here to get a quote!
Who is eligible for a VEU rebate?
Every household in Victoria is eligible for rebates through the Victorian Energy Upgrade (VEU) program. There are no minimum or maximum income requirements. Your property must be more than 2 years old and you must be upgrading an existing heating and cooling system with a more energy efficient system.
How much is the rebate?
The value of the rebate is specific to the type of system you remove and what type of heating or cooling system you replace it with. EZYAIR can help you select the most energy efficient product that also gives you the highest return and the rebate is taken off the price of your installation. For example:
- If you are replacing a gas ducted heater with a reverse cycle ducted system, the rebate is between $1000 to $4000.
- If you are replacing a gas ducted heater with a reverse cycle multi-split system, the rebate is between $1000 and $3500.
- If you are replacing a gas space heater with a reverse cycle multi-split system, the rebate is between $900 to $2000.
- If you are replacing an old split system with a new reverse cycle split system, the rebate is between $200 and $500.
How many claims can you make through EZYAIR and the VEU?
Only one upgrade per house is applicable at the time of writing.
Are businesses, schools and places of worship eligible for the VEU upgrade scheme?
Unfortunately places where business, teaching or worship is undertaken is ineligible for a VEU rebate at this time.
Who is an Authorised Provider of the VEU?
EZYAIR is registered with Essential Services Commission as an Authorised Provider to supply, install and upgrade heating and cooling systems. By going through the application, direct registration and ongoing quality control and auditing process, only Authorised Providers can provide the full rebate directly onto their clients and customers.