Homeowners looking to increase the efficiency of their home heating system or hot water equipment should act now before local and federal rebate programs disappear! This is one of those rare opportunities where the homeowner scores big. For as long as there is government funding available in the various programs, a homeowner can easily recoup a good part of the expense of replacing an existing furnace or hot water system in their residence.
Say someone who owns a single-family home with their nineteen year old boiler, although a little noisy at times, but running okay, decides to replace it with an 90% high-efficiency model. They opt to purchase a high-end Buderus, Slant-Fin or Triangle Tube brand heating system so they can not only reduce their monthly energy costs, but operate a cleaner heating system that is more environmentally-friendly while also increasing the resale value of their home.
If this homeowner gets quoted $5,900 for labor and parts to install a brand new high-efficiency heating system, right-now they could qualify for a $1,000 rebate from Gas Networks. Also, under a current federal rebate program, the homeowner would qualify for a 30% rebate when they submit their annual 2010 income taxes. Not-only would the homeowner reduce their monthly energy bill by running a more energy-efficient boiler, but they will recoup $2,500.00 back! Not to mention, some state-run rebate programs such as the cash for appliances programs that are available in many states.
Due to the slow economy, many local governments now have available 0% interest loans for up to $15,000.00 to homeowners to purchase energy-efficient products. Say a homeowner takes advantage of a 5 year re-payment loan to replace their old 70% efficient boiler with a new 92% high-efficiency Buderus boiler, for a savings of approximately 22%. Twenty-two percent savings off your monthly heating bill of say $300.00 is $66.00/month cash back in your pocket or approximately $792.00/year. Over a 5-year, 0% interest loan, many homeowners can recoup the full amount of their new heating system (minus any cash rebates).
But, homeowners need to act now! Once the funds are depleted, the rebate program will be terminated. Some states have already depleted their state-funded rebate programs. Call an authorized Buderus, Slant-Fin or Triangle Tube installer today for complete details. If you cant find an installer, call your local distributor, Smithfield Plumbing & Heating Supply at (401) 949-0110 for a name of a professional installer near you. A complete list of available rebates is in the Rebates and Promotions area of this web site.
Time is ticking Call today while its fresh on your mind and funds are still available!
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