Save money With AC King
Attention Long Islanders.
Long Island Air Conditioning can get expensive, so we suggest going with an energy efficient air conditioning model, that over time will end up saving you money on your LIPA bill.
This year can be the year for you to finally go ahead and upgrade your HVAC system and there are special Federal Tax Credits for those who choose to install energy efficient, Energy Star approved Heating or cooling Systems in their Long Island homes. In addition to the excellent tax credit, you will be able to save around $200 a year by reducing your energy bills with your new improved HVAC system. There are certain qualifications that your HVAC system must have and not all Energy Star systems qualify. For central A/C units, simply check the Consortium for Energy Efficiency Product Directory to see if your product qualifies. For gas, oil and propane furnaces, check the Gas Appliance Manufacturing Association.
What you need to know:
- Must be done during 2012
- Must save your receipt and the Manufacturers Certificate Statement
- For an A/C unit, you may claim up to $300
- For furnaces, you may claim $150
Did you know that as much as 50 percent of the energy use in your Long Island home is spent on heating and cooling. When it’s time for you to replace your HVAC system, make sure you make an informed decision and go for an Energy Star Product. You will really be surprised at its performance and be doing a favor to yourself and the planet by reducing energy use. If your system is more than 10 years old you should probably have it reviewed by an HVAC contractor. Be sure to check that your system and ductwork don’t have any leaks as this might lead you into thinking that your need a new system when you may not.
Why are Energy Star Appliances smarter?
Energy Star qualified oil and gas furnaces have annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) ratings of 83% and 90%, or higher, making them up to 15% more efficient than standard models.
Energy Star qualified central air conditioners have a higher seasonal efficiency rating (SEER) than standard models, which makes them about 14% more efficient than standard models.
Saving energy helps prevent polluting of the environment. By choosing Energy Star products and taking steps to optimize the overall performance of your heating and cooling equipment, you are helping to prevent global warming and promoting cleaner air while enhancing the comfort of your home.