Utility companies often offer incentives to those upgrading to more energy-efficient equipment. You can find local rebates and offers for your area and through federal tax credits on qualifying ENERGY STAR-certified equipment.
For a list of potential incentives in your area, visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE). Typically, qualifying home comfort equipment must have an ENERGY STAR seal and meet certain requirements for the AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) rating for heating, and the SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) for cooling. Upgrading to a geothermal heat pump may help you qualify for additional tax credits.
Besides the initial savings offered by efficiency rebates and discounts, you will notice a savings month-to-month when you upgrade to more efficient AC and heating equipment (and have it installed by a professional HVAC technician). We know that energy-efficient equipment typically costs more than a standard system of the same size. But the savings may eventually offset the cost of installation.
Still not convinced that new air conditioning and heating system installation can be affordable? Remember that financing is available! Easy monthly payments and low interest rates help to make that new system easier to purchase. In some cases, the monthly payments end up being lower than the high cost of operating a worn-down heating and air conditioning system! For more details, call a GSM Services service advisor.
GSM Services has been in business since 1927. Contact us for an energy efficiency upgrade in Charlotte, NC, and leave the comfort to us.