PNM Cooling Program

The PNM Evaporative Cooling rebate program helps reduce the cost for residential customers to purchase and install energy-efficient evaporative cooling equipment in their homes. If you have any questions, call us at 1-866-678-5163.

PNM Evaporative Cooling Rebates

Large Evaporative AC Unit Rebates Up to $400

Large advanced evaporative air conditioner rebates are available for up to $400 on qualifying energy-efficient units. These include down-draft or side-draft evaporative cooling units with 12-inch rigid media. There are some units available with 8-inch media, which do not qualify for a rebate. Please refer to the qualifying model list and rebate form below.

See qualifying large evaporative units here. PDF Document

Download mail-in rebate form here.PDF Document

For property landlords - Rebates waiver form PDF Document

Submit your rebate online by clicking here.

Evaporative cooling, sometimes referred to as "swamp cooling", is used to lower air temperature by using the process of evaporation. Warm dry air is changed to cool, moist air and the heat of the outside air is used to evaporate water, causing a cooling effect. The advantages can be that they work very well in dry climates and costs less to purchase, install, and operate. The disadvantages can be that they add moisture to the air, so they may not work as well on humid days and it may negatively affect indoor air quality.

Window-Mounted Evaporative Unit Rebates Up to $200


Rebates up to $200 are available for advanced evaporative window-mounted units with rigid media. Before you purchase your window/wall-mounted unit, review the list of units that qualify for the rebate.

See qualifying window-mounted evaporative units here. PDF Document

Download mail-in rebate form here.PDF Document

For property landlords - Rebates waiver form PDF Document

Submit your rebate online by clicking here.

Window/wall-mounted units are more convenient for maintenance and reduce the chance of roof leaks. Window-mounted units blow cooled air into a central location in the house, which can be effective for small homes. To ensure effective distribution, you'll need to know how much air the unit needs to move to cool your home, which is measured in cubic feet per minute (CFM).

Free A/C Tune-up for Refrigerated A/C

Get a free A/C Tune-up on your refrigerated air conditioner and start saving energy and money on your bill. You can increase the efficiency of your refrigerated air conditioner unit which will help reduce your electric bill. During the Spring through Fall months, we will perform a comprehensive analysis of your air conditioner's performance and tune it up at no cost. You will have peace of mind knowing that your unit is working optimally and as efficiently as possible. You also get to enjoy a cool and comfortable environment, plus you will see the energy savings right away that will benefit your wallet.

Visit the PNM A/C Tune-up webpage to find an authorized contractor. 

Other Energy Efficiency Rebates

You may be eligible for an additional rebate if you already have a working refrigerated air conditioning unit but would like to upgrade to a more efficient model. Please refer to the PNM Home Energy Checkup Program for details or call 1-855-775-6491 for assistance.

Program Terms and Conditions

The PNM Evaporative Cooling program rebates are on a first-come, first-served basis and are for a limited time only. The rebate paid will not exceed the purchase price of the product excluding taxes, shipping, and installation charges. PNM customers are eligible for a rebate from PNM when they purchase and install eligible evaporative cooling equipment (the "Energy Conservation Measure"). The rebates for evaporative coolers are good for purchases made January 1st, 2024 through December 31st, 2024 or while rebate funds are available for the program. Limit two (2) rebates per PNM residential electric customer account. Terms and Conditions




Updated May 22nd, 2024.