Last year the big push for the HVAC industry was based on consumers qualifying for Tax Credits if they purchased new Energy Star® rated units before the clock struck midnight on December 31st 2013. The State of Arizona noticed how successful this program was across the US and went several steps further by offering several APS and SRB Utility Rebates in Scottsdale and surrounding cities in 2014 for many HVAC services.
3 Ways You Can Save Money This Year With Utility Rebates
Replacing Heat Pump or AC Unit
Just like most Federal rebate programs, the 2013 program was argued by many to be ‘overhyped’ based on what the consumer actually received, which equated to an actual tax write-off. However, when you replace a current heat pump system you have at your home or install a highly energy-efficient central cooling system, you can be eligible for a CASH rebate between $200 and $400. The amount of the rebate is based on the heat pump or AC unit energy efficiency ratings and the configuration of the equipment. So contact your reliable HVAC contractor today to inquire about their heat pumps and central cooling systems.
APS Residential Air Conditioner Rebate Program
New for 2014 is the APS residential Air Conditioner Rebate Program. This provides rebates to APS residential customers that replace their existing AC unit or heat pump with a new unit that has a minimum SEER standard of 13. All units that are rated 13 or higher on the SEER standard will qualify for a rebate of $270.00. You will receive this rebate check within 6-8 weeks of installing the unit and many HVAC professional companies are more than happy to help you fill out the paperwork correctly.
Here are a few ‘rules’ for this program though:
- The new AC unit needs to be installed by an APS Rebate Eligible Contractor (so ask your HVAC professional if they are APS Eligible)
- You must purchase and install the new system before December 31st, 2014.
SRP Air Duct Test and Repair Rebate Program
Not to be outdone by APS, SRP wants to help homeowners by offering a unique rebate program as well. This one is designed to help improve the efficiency of your home heating and cooling systems. It’s called a Duct Test, where a licensed HVAC contractor monitors the efficiency of the duct work, checks for leaks and provides analysis to help you improve your home’s ability to retain heat and cool air.
The rebate covers:
- 75% of the cost of duct testing (up to $75)
- 75% of the cost of qualified duct repairs (up to $175)
In order to qualify for this rebate, you must be a current SRP residential electric customer with an existing home (as new homes are not eligible). You must also have the duct test and any qualifying repairs completed by a BPI Certified, SRP Approved contractor by December 31st, 2014.
There are several great utility rebates in Scottsdale this year. To learn more about all the rebates offered in Arizona to homeowners and customers of APS and SRP, contact your local and dependable contractor for air conditioning in Scottsdale today.
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