If your air conditioner has served you faithfully for 10, 15 or even 20 years or more, then you may not want to think about replacing it. After all, if it isn’t giving you problems, why even consider it? If your unit is running fine and only needs a tweak every once in a while, then you may be fine for a long time to come. However, if you find that your system needs more and more repairs, a replacement may be in order. Thankfully, you may be able to take advantage of local rebates from area utility providers that can help reduce the cost of that new system substantially.
Every Dollar Counts
For example, Garland Power & Light is offering a utility bill credit for purchasing an energy efficient air conditioning unit. If you are GP&L customer, you could get anywhere from $500-$700 in credits. If you purchase a 15 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) unit you’ll get $500. Purchase a 16 SEER unit and you’ll get $600 in credits, and purchase a 17 SEER unit and you’ll get $700. SEER is a measure of the efficiency of an air conditioner. A 16 SEER unit, for example, can help save upward of $2,000 in operating costs over the life of the system. It can also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30,000 pounds annually, the equivalent of removing three cars from the road each year.
The offer does come with a few requirements, however. These include:
- The installation of your energy efficient air conditioning unit must be performed by a licensed contractor.
- You have to obtain a City of Garland permit for the work that is performed.
- The unit must be installed in an area served by GP&L.
- You must be a GP&L customer.
An expert with Global Efficient Energy can take care of your energy efficient air conditioning installation quickly and effectively so you can start to enjoy the benefits as fast as possible. If you would like to learn more or schedule an appointment, contact us online or call us at 1-888-826-7881. Click here if you would like to learn more about other area cities that offer incentives for purchasing energy efficient systems for the home.