HVAC & Energy Rebates in Florida
You work hard for your money, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to keep as much of it as possible. When upgrading your HVAC systems, the experts at Greens Energy Services are always ready to help you find ways to stretch your dollar a little further, and these rebates are a good place to start.
Florida-Specific Programs & Rebates
The first place to look is at the energy-efficiency programs offered by the major utility providers in Southwest Florida, including Florida Power & Light Company. These programs incentivize homeowners to reduce their energy consumption. In return, participants in the program receive lower utility rates.
Florida Power & Light offers a $150 rebate for homeowners who install a new air conditioner with a SEER rating of 16 or 17 on a single-family detached home. To qualify for the rebate, homeowners must use one of Florida Power & Light’s preferred contractors.
Florida Power & Light also offers rebates of $154 for sealing ductwork and $325 for installing reflective roofs made of metal or tile. However, the most significant rebates available are for heat pumps, which range from $140 to $1,930 depending on the system’s size and energy efficiency rating.
Florida Public Utilities also offers a rebate for heat pumps or central air conditioners with SEER ratings of 14 or higher. Because these are the minimum homeowners can install, it’s easy to qualify for the $100 rebate they offer for single-family and multi-family homes.
Federal Tax Credits
The federal government will also give you money to reduce energy consumption. One popular option is the renewable energy tax credit for heat pump installations and other renewable energy systems, including residential wind turbines, solar energy systems, and fuel cells.
Homeowners who install their system before Jan. 1, 2023, can claim up to 26% on their taxes. This drops to 22% after Jan. 1. To qualify, homeowners need to fill out IRS Form 5695 and submit this with their tax returns.
ENERGY STAR® Rebates
ENERGY STAR® is always an up-to-date source of reliable information for your zip code. The EPA maintains a database of current rebate programs you may qualify for in Florida. It’s always good to keep an eye on these as they get updated regularly.
Department of Energy
The Department of Energy is another good source that can help you save. The DOE offers the Weatherization Assistance Program, which is tailored to the needs of low-income residents. The program can help shave hundreds, and potentially thousands, of dollars from your energy bills each year.
There’s also the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which helps low-income homeowners with utility bills. The program is available to residents and tribal members throughout Florida.
Greens Energy Can Help
The highly trained team at Greens Energy is always ready to help you save money.
Contact us to learn more about the energy-efficient systems we offer and recommend for our clients in Florida.