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FLORIDA ENERGY STAR® RESIDENTIAL HVAC REBATE PROGRAM
ALERT: The Florida ENERGY STAR® Residential HVAC Rebate Program is currently suspended.
Applications will remain on file. However, rebate payments are contingent upon the
Florida Legislature’s authorization of the use of $17.5 million in federal funds.
Florida received federal approval to use the funds, but state legislative authority
is still needed.
See Governor Charlie Crist’s letter to the Florida Legislature, requesting their immediate action to authorize the use of funds for HVAC rebates.
Please go to http://rebates.com/floridahvac/ for updated information about the status of the HVAC rebate program.;
Program Start Date: August 30, 2010 – No purchase invoices or installations with dates prior to August 30, 2010, will be accepted.
Program End Date: December 31, 2010, or when the funds are depleted. Purchase of any needed repairs to duct work and installation must be completed by this date.
Before pursuing the $1,500 Florida Rebate
(With No Guarantee’s from State of Florida or Air America Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc.; that you will receive them)
Please note Estimated Pre-Expense to you the home owner.
- Home Inspection & Duct Repair: $300 to $500
- Manual J Report run for Your home: $100 to $150
- Duct Test: Required to Qualify: $300 to $500 please note (After this expense) your home must have no more than 15 percent leakage to the outside which is indicated on the Air Distribution System Test Report on line 5 with the score of 0.10 Qn.out or less
- If you must perform additional repairs and the duct tester
has to return a second time, you will be charged the full amount for the second
Therefore, it is recommended that your duct system is completely repaired before the first duct test is performed. If your home indicates greater leakage, it will not qualify
For a Step By Step Procedure from the State of Florida Please Click Here
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The Florida ENERGY STAR® Residential HVAC Rebate Program is designed to encourage existing homeowners to replace their old energy-inefficient heating and cooling system with a properly-sized energy efficient system and to ensure that their heating and cooling duct system has minimal leakage.
Qualifying Appliances: The following Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Cooling (HVAC) standards have been set by the federal government to meet the Federal Energy Tax Credits standards. Systems that meet the Federal Energy Tax Credits standards will also meet Florida’s ENERGY STAR® Residential HVAC Rebate Program standards.
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If you have any concerns whether or not your HVAC system meets these qualifications, we strongly recommend consumers ask their installer for a copy of the AHRI Certificate of Product Ratings or the Manufacturer Certification Statement and attach it to your rebate application.
Other Requirements to Qualify: In addition to purchasing a new central air conditioner, air source heat pump or geothermal heat pump in Florida that meets the Federal Energy Tax Credits standards, Florida homeowners must also hire either a Florida Class 1 rater, a State of Florida licensed Mechanical Contractor, or a recognized test and balance agent to perform a duct test on their home to document that the home has no more than 15 percent leakage to the outside (as indicated by a score of 0.10 Qn.out).
Amount of Rebate: $1,500, Limit of one rebate per customer and household for rebate offer.
To Apply for the Rebate, a Florida homeowner must purchase and install a new HVAC system, have their duct system tested with a resulting leakage score of no more than 15 percent (0.10 Qn.out), and submit a completed rebate application form, along with four additional documents:
- A copy of the HVAC system price and payment receipt with the purchase date, make and model clearly identified to ensure the system meets Federal Energy Tax Credit standards and the home address,
- A copy of the mechanical building permit, with the home address identified, issued by either your county or city for your HVAC system replacement which is a requirement of the state when replacing an HVAC system,
- A copy of the summary (first page) of the ACCA Manual J program, used to properly size the HVAC system, and
- A copy of the Air Distribution System Test Report completed and indicating the home has no more than 15 percent leakage as evidenced by a score of 0.10 Qn.out.
EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) The higher the EER rating, the more energy efficient the equipment is. This can result in lower energy costs. This DOE site can show how to calculate potential energy cost savings of a more efficient unit.
Manufacturer’s Certification Statement is a signed statement from the manufacturer certifying that the product or component qualifies for the tax credit. The IRS encourages manufacturers to provide these Certifications on their website to facilitate identification of qualified products. Taxpayers must keep a copy of the certification statement for their records, but do not have to submit a copy with their tax return.
SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) The higher the SEER rating, the more energy efficient the equipment is. A higher SEER can result in lower energy costs.