Replacing your heating and air conditioning system is a big investment, without question. For that reason, many people try to put off replacing their air conditioner for as long as possible, and understandably so. However, when the time comes and you do need a replacement, it’s always a good idea to look for any possible way you can save while still getting the high-quality replacement system that’s going to give you the best experience. If you know where to look, you could find several ways to save and make the cost of replacing your system even more manageable!
One of the best ways for Louisiana residents to save on the cost of replacing their air conditioner is through available energy-saving rebates from Cleco! Cleco offers a range of energy efficiency programs that rewards homeowner who install high-efficiency appliances and take control over their energy needs. The Power Wise program offers direct rebates, and the more you install the more you could save!
Rebates on New HVAC Systems
Did you know that about half of the energy that the average American household consumes is dedicated to heating and cooling? So if you’re looking to make a dent in the amount of energy you’re consuming, there really isn’t a better place to start. If your HVAC equipment is 10 years old or more, replacing it can have a huge impact in the amount of energy your home consumes, and that could lead to a pretty big savings.
Cleco recognizes this, and is offering substantial rebates to those who install a qualifying system in their home! For new air conditioners, systems must have a minimum of 15 SEER and must have a cooling capacity of 15,000 Btuh in order to be eligible. However, the largest-capacity and most-efficient systems can receive a rebate of up to $450! For Heat pumps, the same minimum requirements apply but the largest systems can receive a rebate of up to $1,500!
Rebates on Smart Thermostats
Cleco also understands that an energy-efficient system really doesn’t save you a whole lot if the computer which controls it doesn’t have the ability to maximize the savings. So Cleco also offers rebates for smart thermostat installations! ENERGY STAR® certified smart thermostats can help you save on energy costs and even utilize the power of live weather reports and other information to maximize your home’s energy efficiency. These thermostats are capable of everything from learning your climate preferences and making adjustments on the fly to even giving you control over your thermostat from anywhere in the world!
Cleco customers can receive a direct rebate for up to $100 for the first thermostat in your home plus an additional $25 for up to two additional thermostats! That way even larger homes can enjoy smart thermostat technology for total control over their climate system and still enjoy even greater savings.
Applying For a Rebate
If you’re interested in applying for one of these rebates, Cleco has set up an online portal where you can find the appropriate forms you’ll need to submit in order to apply for the rebate. Both smart thermostats and HVAC systems have a different form, so make sure you download the right one for each of them. Your installation contractor should also be able to assist you with filling out these forms in order to make sure you get the greatest savings.
All rebate forms need to be received by Cleco within 45 days of the purchase of your new system, which means you only have a limited amount of time to claim this discount once the installation is completed.
Interested in replacing your air conditioner or installing energy-saving smart thermostats in your home? Contact Nu-Air Heating and Cooling, LLC and get the expertise and skill you can count on for a job done right!