Home Heating & Cooling Upgrades Program

Efficient Air has officially partnered with the Victorian Government for the Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades Program. We couldn’t be more excited!

Whether it is an upgrade to your gas ducted heater or reverse cycle air conditioning system Efficient Air have you covered. With this incredible program, you may be able to receive a rebate of $1000 for your new system, $500 towards a switchboard upgrade (if needed to upgrade for split system) and $200 to decommission your outdated gas heater (if replacing your existing gas ducted heater).

There are a few reasons to love this program. The primary aim is to increase the comfort, wellbeing and health of Victorians, which is the reason we love what we do! It also means that with these new and more efficient systems we are able to contribute towards tackling climate change. Something we can definitely get on board with!

We are sure that so many of our valued customers are going to love this opportunity and Efficient Air is here to guide you and support the process! In addition to speaking to Efficient Air to determine the system that best suits your needs, one of the next steps is to check whether you are eligible for this program.


Does your heating or cooling system upgrade meet the following requirements?
To be eligible for this rebate, households must:  

  1. install a new or replacement reverse-cycle air conditioner from the Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades Program approved products list. Efficient Air can guide you on the most appropriate system that meets the criteria and is suitable for your needs.   
  2. this system may be new or it may be to replace an existing gas, fixed electric, reverse-cycle air-conditioner that is older than 7 years, wood heating or no heating with an energy-efficient  reverse-cycle  air conditioner.  
  3. be an owner-occupier household with an approved concession card, or with a combined household income of less than $90,000.  

If you want to learn more about this incredible program, here are a few links to get you started:

About Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades Program
Get Started – Apply Here!

I have been approved for the rebate, what next?

  1. Call Efficient Air on 03 97567400
  2. Give us your approved ‘Rebate Token’ number. This should be sent to you via email from the Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades Program. 
  3. We submit your quote to the Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades Program. 
  4. Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades Program sends you a quote acceptance email, which you need to formally accept as directed by the email.  
  5. We will be notified of your quote acceptance and organise the approved rebate amount to be paid directly from the Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades Program.
  6. We complete your installation once a deposit payment has been received. 
  7. You pay your final invoice (less your deposit payment and the rebate amount). We deal with the rest.
  8. You love our product, installation and service! 


If you are unsure about anything, your friendly administration staff at Efficient Air are just a call away on 03 9756 7400, alternatively email us at admin@efficientair.com.au.

We are open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and are always happy to help. 

Alternatively, anything specific about eligibility or personal circumstances should be directed to our amazing partner, Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades Program:


Phone: 1300 376 393 

Email: enquiries@team.heatingupgrades.vic.gov.au

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Soaring Gas Bills? How efficient is your ducted system?

It is no surprise that during lockdown in Melbourne our ducted heating systems are being used more than they ever have. Whether you are working from home or just stuck inside more often due to restrictions, it can be difficult to limit use for yourself or your family. With that said, you may have had a few bills recently that knocked you off your feet. We get it, that’s why we are here to help!

When it comes to running your ducted heating it is important to consider these two factors:

Number one: Does your house heat evenly?
Number two: Does your house heat quickly?

If you have answered NO to any of the above questions – it is time to have a good look at your ducted system.


There are several issues that may cause wastage and it is important to look at your system as a whole so that you can identify what can be improved on.

  • How old is your system?

    Older systems are not designed as well or sized as efficiently as newer systems. This can often lead to more gas being used than is necessary. Unsure of how old your heater is? Chat to one of our experienced team members at Efficient Air to get a better idea.

  • How do your ducts look?

    Small holes can occur in older systems due to animal damage, pest damage or general long-term use. Did you know that old systems generally use R0.6 insulated duct work with uninsulated fittings? Nowadays we use R1.0 ductwork with insulated fittings – this prevents heat escaping from ducts and more going into your home, keeping you toasty!

How many vents do you have and where are they positioned?

It is important that the space you have is covered sufficiently by the position and quantity of ducts. Sometimes your space can be larger than a single duct can manage. This can cause higher bills as your heater works longer to achieve desired warmth. Efficient Air can add or relocate ducts as needed. 

Which rooms are being heated?

It might be a good time to look at which rooms are being used more frequently than others. For rooms that are used less , closing vents is a fantastic way to save money – but make sure it’s done right! If you are going to close a vent in a low-use room, make sure to close the door too! This ensures that the thermostat picks up the correct temperature in your chosen spaces, which in turn causes it to temporarily turn off, saving your gas, and hard earned money!

Have you considered zoning?

Technology has come a long way. You can incorporate zoning systems into your house, allowing you to set up multiple profiles which can switch between rooms being heated at any one time. For example:  You could set up a profile which heats only your office and the kitchen – two of the most important spaces during lockdown. 

Considering all these factors, it may be time to fine tune your heating. This doesn’t necessarily mean a whole new system but rather looking at ways your can improve the efficiency of your current one!

Poor ducted designs can cost you thousands in the long term so don’t ignore the warning signs. 

Call Efficient Air today and we can help you diagnose and improve on your current systems or suggest the best replacement in the market. It will be the best decision you can make for the comfort of your home and saving money long-term!

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