From Engineering on June 30, 2011 in Air Conditioning & Heating
It’s the season for air conditioning.
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may have noticed that air conditioning installations in full swing. CalFinder contractors have reported a whopping 35% increase in upgrades this June alone. But if you haven’t had your own system replaced in nervous anticipation of summer heat, dont sweat it.
You can upgrade your HVAC while keeping costs low for your pocketbook, not to mention being gentler to the earth.
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In fact, more and more San Francisco residents are choosing to install high-efficiency air conditioners. There are actually a huge variety of options available to choose from. From long-term whole-house cooling options, to smaller mobile units, you have an array of choices at your fingertips.
The basic five categories of air conditioners include:
To read more about these individual choices, click onto Air Conditioning Types.
Rebates for New Air Conditioners
If youre wanting to keep that comfortable central air, California can help reduce your costs. As a part of the states Economic Recovery Program, you can receive a nice rebate for going more energy-efficient.
Not to mention that you save money on your cooling bill immediately—and in the long run.
California has been allocated over $35 million in federal ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) funds to participate in a statewide rebate program.
Basically, the program will do several things, including saving energy by replacing inefficient appliances with more efficient air conditionersand make rebates available to residential customers that care about living greener.
Launched in 2010, the program has already saved tons of residents money. Rebates fall into three categories: clothes washers and refrigeratorsand air conditioners, which can receive a rebate of about $50.
To qualify, the unit must be Energy-Star listed, meet CEE tier standards, and meet all the state and federal appliance efficiency standards. For more information on the states participation in this federal program, visit Energy Star.
If replacing your air with an energy-efficient model is right for you, talk to a contractor about how to save you money now and in the long runand save you weeks and weeks of needless sweating.
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