What is a rebate?
Staying warm in the winter and cool during hot summer months is important for everyone. However, we understand how costly that can be. Even the least expensive HVAC system can still cost thousands of dollars. Anyone facing difficult financial situations can find it hard to pay for a new system.
To help with this, the government offers tax credit rebates on qualifying purchases.
This makes installing new heating and air conditioning units within the reach of many who might not otherwise be able to install these conveniences.
How to get rebate?
Each rebate depends on the program offering it. As a general rule, there are spring and fall rebate programs that specify qualifying purchases.
When you’re looking for a new air conditioning or heating system, it is important to factor in the total cost of ownership, not just the initial sticker price. Here are a few points to consider:
Higher efficiency units cost more, but can result in more rebates, incentives. While higher efficiency systems often are priced higher, they also tend to come with greater rebates and government incentives.
Government agencies and power companies want you to be efficient. Government agencies and power companies want to encourage the use of higher efficiency equipment to help reduce power consumption during the summer cooling season. That is the time which most often stresses the ability of the local power plant to keep up with demand.
Incentives are offered by federal, state or local governments and utility companies and change frequently. These often 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.
If you are living with an older, low-efficiency heating or AC system, call Us right now!
We can help you find rebates for qualified purchases that are right for You
If you need help financing upgrades to your heating and air conditioning system, be sure to ask us about that. It may surprise you how affordable installing a new energy-efficient HVAC unit is when easy financing terms and rebates are part of the equation.
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 (what is SEER read in our AC Blog). Heat pumps are measured by Heating Seasonal Performance Factor or HSPF. A higher SEER or HSPF number signifies higher efficiency.