Learn About Rebates on a New HVAC System
When you’re looking for a new air conditioning or heating system, it is important to factor rebates in the total cost of ownership. Upgrades to your home, including your HVAC systes, can be expensive. It pays to do a little research on available rebates and incentives to put money back in your pocket. Consider this:
Higher efficiency result in better rebate and incentives
Even though higher efficiency systems are typically priced higher, they usually come with better rebates and government incentives.
Efficiency is a concern for government agencies and power companies
The summer cooling season in Florida is long and hard. Government agencies and power companies want to encourage the use of higher efficiency equipment to help reduce power consumption during this time. They also try to reduce stress on and ability of the local power plant to keep up with demand.
Incentives change frequently
Incentives are offered by federal, state or local governments and utility companies. They come in the form of direct rebates, tax credits or tax deductions and can total more than $1,000 per system, depending on your geographic location and the type of system purchased.
Incentives for air conditioners and heat pumps are generally tied to efficiency ratings and performance. The efficiency of air conditioning systems in the U.S. is measured by Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating or SEER. Heat pumps are measured by Heating Seasonal Performance Factor or HSPF. A higher SEER or HSPF number signifies higher efficiency.
Search online for rebates and incentives. Two of the best sites to research your area are:
These websites are searchable databases that also contain a lot of valuable information on policies that support renewable energy and energy-efficiency.
If you are considering a new HVAC system, check with Air Hawk Heating and Cooling to find out what rebates and incentives are available from the government, power company or the system’s manufacturer. If you do your homework, you’re sure to find something that fits best for you and your needs. To find out more, contact us at 727-SAME DAY or find us online at www.AirHawkAC.com.