Rebates are one of the most interesting ways to reward people who go above and beyond to live sustainably and purchase more energy-efficient items. Since energy-efficient homes reduce the strain on their power infrastructure, energy firms will offer greater incentives for them.
For homeowners and business owners that emphasize energy efficiency, a variety of heating and cooling incentives are offered by various agencies. It enables energy suppliers to confidently serve their clients by encouraging more homeowners to use energy star products.
In this article, we will learn about APS, its air conditioner rebate scheme, how you can claim it, and how Autumn Air can help you with it.
What is APS?
The Arizona Public Service (APS) is one of the top energy companies in the US for reliable service. They offer access to clean, dependable, and economical power by continuously investing in the energy infrastructure. They utilize advanced technologies to identify and respond to outages while keeping the grid safe and flexible.
If you’re a resident of Arizona, you’re likely familiar with this organization and the type of services they provide. What’s important to note is that the APS is offering several green and energy-saving rebates for residents that are making the switch to more efficient equipment.
This can span across several different types of equipment and systems in the home, but of particular interest are the energy rebates offered for air conditioners. These are meant to incentivize residents to make a clean switch and reduce the burden on their own wallets for doing so.
What are the types of APS rebates that you can claim?
There are multiple categories in which you can claim APS rebates for your equipment. Here are just a few examples of the type of rebates you can get in on:
- Air conditioner rebate
- Duct repair and sealing rebate
- Smart thermostat rebate
- Cool control rebate
- Insulation rebate
- Water heater timer
These rebates generally have their own conditions and requirements that will need to be met.
What is the APS air conditioner rebate?
When you replace your old or damaged air conditioner with a new one installed by an APS participating contractor or professional maintenance company such as Autumn Air, you can get a $200 rebate.
In addition, individuals in need may get up to $1,200 in rebate assistance.
How to claim your APS air conditioner rebate?
For a $200 rebate
One has to apply for the program through a participating contractor. You cannot apply for the APS rebate on your own behalf. Autumn Air can submit the rebate form on your behalf to qualify for the $200 reimbursement if the AC unit meets the following conditions:
- It is a new and an energy-efficient system which is rated at least 15 SEER.
- It is setup in compliance with the APS Quality Installation Standards
For $1200 rebate assistance
For eligible systems that are at least 14 SEER, the rebate assistance is $1,000. For 15 SEER or more, $1,200 is applicable . However, this offer is applicable to only one system per household.
To be eligible for rebate help, the following conditions should be met:
- The air conditioner must be purchased on or after July 28, 2021.
- A new air conditioner must be installed in case of an emergency to replace a dysfunctional old air conditioner.
- The customer is unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic or is registered in the APS Energy Support Program.
- An APS participating contractor installs the air conditioner unit in line with the APS Installation Standards.
When can I get the best deals on air conditioners?
Contrary to popular perception, that is winter—fall, or spring could be the best times to buy a new air conditioner since professional companies are primarily working on heating systems during the winter season, which could lead to a significant wait and higher cost.
They may also be more inclined to provide a massive discount. Bigger establishments may also be able to pass on the savings from OEM during the off-season, which benefits businesses trying to maintain stable revenues over the year.
Moreover, during the off-season, sellers want to clear out the old stock to make space for newer models, which might be a good thing for consumers wanting to buy air conditioners.
Most central air conditioners have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years, with efficiency declining over time. Start planning ahead of time to maximize your negotiating power if your unit is nearing the end of its useful life. Therefore, anticipating the need for an air conditioner and purchasing one when the price is low is more advantageous than purchasing one when it unexpectedly stops working.
The right buying time, along with the rebates, can fetch you a big discount on your next air conditioner.
Schedule your energy audit today with Autumn Air
You can have an APS-certified contractor such as Autumn Air submit your rebate form. Your old or damaged system can be replaced with a better, modern energy-efficient system as per the APS Quality Installation Standards.