heating and AC, plumbing & electric


Is your air conditioner struggling to cool your home? According to Energy Star – a U.S Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program, most modern HVAC systems or air conditioners are built to last an average of 15 years, completely dependent on make & model, as well as your climate, how often you run the system, and how often your air conditioner is maintained.

Your air conditioner is something most of us take for granted, and never really give any consideration to until it breaks down & leaves us vulnerable to the elements. When this happens, you’ll rush to find an HVAC company to come to your home, and hope they provide a quick & easy fix. However, sometimes these “quick & easy fixes” can’t actually be completed easily, quickly, or even cheaply.

When this happens, you have a pretty big decision to make: repair or replace your existing air conditioner system? How can you know what the best decision is for you, your home, & your wallet?


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May 26, 2011

Rebates Make New HVAC Systems A Reality

If your heating and cooling system is more than 10 years old, or if it hasn’t been functioning so well lately, it may be time to consider an upgrade. Now is a great time to invest in a new HVAC system because there are so many rebates available. Federal, state and local programs for improving energy efficiency can work to your advantage, especially when you can combine offers to maximize savings.

Federal Tax Credits
The government is currently offering substantial tax credits for energy efficiency, but they won’t last forever. Because they are so efficient, the most generous credits are for geothermal systems, with 30 percent of the costs covered, including both equipment and installation. Credits are also available for air-source heat pumps, air conditioners and gas or oil furnaces. Regardless of which type of system you choose, it is important to meet the criteria so you can claim your rebates; working with a professional is the best way to ensure you get the right equipment and qualify for the tax credits.

State Incentives
The state of Kansas offers incentives for renewables and efficiency. The type of rebate you can claim will depend on whether you are building a new home and what type of system you install. Like the federal tax credits, the most generous rebates are for geothermal systems, but most types of heating and cooling equipment are included as long as you meet the criteria.

Dealer Incentives
Many contractors work with equipment dealers to provide rebates to their customers. For example, Lennox offers a special promotion when you purchase a new home comfort system. Like most special offers, this is available only for a limited time.

The experts at Paschal, Heat, Air, & Geothermal can help you find the best new heating and cooling system for your home. We will evaluate your home comfort needs, recommend energy-efficient equipment, and help you identify which rebates you can claim. Now, while the weather is still mild, is the perfect time to upgrade your heating and cooling system. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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