Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
Back in August, we told you about how you can cut back on your utility bills and get paid to do it by taking advantage of discounts and credits made available through the California Energy Commission (CEC). We will here to tell you that these offers are still available, but only for a limited time.
From now till the end of the year, you have the opportunity to save up to $5,250.00 on a new HVAC system, thanks to the various credits and rebates available. Let us have another look at the pricing breakdown, just so we can get a better look at what discounts we are looking at.
The CEC is offering up to $1,300.00 is rebates – up to $1,000.00 on 16 and 13 SEER air conditioners and an additional $300.00 for homeowners with a 95% A.F.U.E. efficient variable-speed furnace.
Southern California Edison (SCE) is offering up to $1,250.00 in savings on new heating and air conditioning systems from a qualified contractor. We definitely qualify, so this offer can be yours too!
The Gas Company is also offering $200.00 for 92% A.F.U.E. or higher furnace. Combine that with the CEC’s offer, and you are looking at getting two rebates on the same furnace! Now that’s hard to beat.
The Federal Government is also offering a tax credit to homeowners of $1,500.00 for being more energy efficient.
And last, but not least, there’s the manufacturers rebates. Certain brands have rebates of up to $1,000.00!
With so many different rebates and credits available, now is truly the perfect time to get your heating and air conditioning system updated. Not only can you receive up to $5,250.00 in rebates and tax credits, but also you will get to lower your monthly utility costs substantially, in some cases up to 50%! With an offer like this, you cannot go wrong. That is, you cannot go wrong if you act fast. 2011 is right around the corner, and these offers end with New Years Eve.
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Monday, November 1st, 2010
It’s officially fall, and that means that winter is right around the corner, bringing with it the cold weather that makes all of us here in sunny Southern California stop using our air conditioners and instead opt for the more neglected heater.
Our best friend has now become our seasonal nemesis
Like all utilities, though, running the heater comes at a cost – typically higher utility bills. For most of us, this is a price we’re more than willing to pay, seeing as how we won’t need to wear a half dozen layers of clothes just to stay warm in our own home come Christmas time. However, did you know that your utility bills could be going up higher than they need to? An under-maintenanced residential heating system takes more energy, typically gas, to heat your home than a clean system. This is typically due to the actual furnace needing some small repairs or part replacements, as well as dirty air ducts throughout your home.
We’ve said it before, and we’re going to say it again (and this probably won’t be the last time), having clean air ducts is pretty important. Over time, your air ducts accumulate their own little collection of unpleasentries, including dirt, various house debris, and even bugs, rodents, and mold. The more nasty stuff that’s in your air ducts, the less efficiently the whole system operates, causing them to have to work harder, and thus eat up more energy, and increase your utility bills in the process.
Higher bills – Exactly what I wanted for Christmas!
Aside from the whole increased utility bill thing, there’s also the issue of your health. Is it good for you to be breathing in small particles of whatever’s in your air ducts? The simple answer is no. The last thing you’d want is to have the air in your home keeping you under the weather during the cold season. Do you and your family a favor by getting your air ducts cleaned this fall, while there’s still time before winter. While you’re at it, have one of our highly trained and knowledgeable staff have a look at your heating furnace, just to make sure it’s up to par, provide any necessary heating system maintenance, and help make sure your system is not costing you more than it should on your monthly bills.
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