Instant Air Conditioner Rebates and Multiple California Incentive Programs Make Some HVAC Choices Even More Attractive
California state government and the utility companies want people to save energy. Without getting into the complicated politics of it all (that’s a whole other blog post!), suffice it to say that lawmakers and local utilities are willing to put their money where their mouth is to pay you to do so, at least when it comes to a home energy upgrade. Whether you’re considering solar or a heat pump, high-efficiency HVAC or a new furnace, you should know about these new opportunities and initiatives offered to homeowners throughout Los Angeles County, and in some cases, the whole state. Coupled with federal tax credits, you can save big bucks with a new HVAC purchase and installation.
We’re sure you’ve seen the Energy-Star certification label on numerous appliances for sale in the hardware store. But were you aware that those Energy-Star certified HVAC systems, including central air conditioners, heat pumps and gas furnaces, immediately qualify you for up to a $300 credit on your federal income taxes if you are improving your primary residence? Take a look at the list of products here to get an idea of which ones are covered. Keep in mind that things are always changing when it comes to what’s allowed and what’s not, so make sure to check with your tax professional to get specifics for your particular situation. Still, any money you can save is always a bonus when it comes to the IRS.
Few Angelenos are aware that each utility company offers its own array of rebates and incentives for energy efficient upgrades. Whether it’s a $500 rebate on a high efficiency clothes washer offered by the LAWDP or GoGreen financing from the State of California and Burbank Water and Power for local homeowners and even renters, there are lots of ways to get paid to replace your old, energy-wasting air conditioner and replace it with a new one in time for the hottest months of summer.
The bottom line? Talk to a real HVAC professional about what kinds of heating and air conditioning improvements make sense for your home, and your wallet. This is one of those times when your average handyman or even local contractor won’t have the latest information on what’s available and who can apply. Here at Air-Tro, we’re always up to date on what the state and the utility companies are doing to save you money….or what seems to be the latest boondoogle. The clean energy landscape is changing for both businesses and homeowners alike here in the Southland. Let’s talk about ways we can help you take advantage of it.
Interested in a clean energy upgrade that can save you money when it comes to HVAC? Call Air-Tro to discuss the rebates and initiatives available. (626) 357-3535.