We here at J&L Air Conditioning know Energy Conservation is important…And so are your hard earned dollars. In this section you will find out about Energy Rebate Programs, HVAC Federal Energy Conservation Tax Credits, and Tips to help you keep your money in the bank.
Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency
Please note, not all ENERGY STAR qualified products qualify for a tax credit. ENERGY STAR distinguishes energy efficient products which, although they may cost more to purchase than standard models, will pay you back in lower energy bills within a reasonable amount of time, without a tax credit.
Local Company Rebate Incentive Programs
J&L Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc is an approved vendor and qualifying contractor of TECO’s Rebate incentive.
J&L Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc is an approved vendor and qualifying contractor of Progress Energy’s Rebate incentive.
Plus, through the Peoples Gas energy conservation program, you may be eligible for cash-back allowances, designed to help you start saving right away.
Preventative Maintenance and Tips
- Preventative maintenance means keeping the bills down.
- Calculate your new unit savings
- Check your filters monthly and change as needed to allow your unit to run efficiently.
- Use a ceiling fan to circulate warm air from the ceiling to the floor in the winter.
- Install an Energy Star thermostat to optimize your system settings. According to EnergyStar.com, homeowners can save about $180 a year by changing thermostats to a new, digital, programmable thermostat and maintaining those settings.
- Set your thermostat as low as is comfortable in the winter and as high as is comfortable in the summer.
- During warmer seasons, keep the draperies and shades on your south-facing windows open during the day to allow the sunlight to enter your home and closed at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
- During cooler seasons, keep the window coverings closed during the day to prevent solar gain.