Modern furnaces and air conditioners can deliver enormous energy and money savings, and energy-efficiency rebates can cut their costs even further.
Thanks to the 2018 rebate programs available from Rheem and Xcel Energy, high-quality HVAC equipment has never been more affordable for Colorado homeowners.
The A-B-Cs of Energy-Efficiency Rebates
Xcel Energy is one of the largest electricity and natural gas utility companies in the country. In its efforts to embrace sustainability and environmental responsibility, Xcel Energy is offering substantial rebates to customers in Colorado who purchase and install energy-efficient air conditioners and/or gas furnaces in their homes.
Meanwhile, the HVAC company Rheem, a respected retailer that sells a wide range of energy-efficient appliances, including air conditioners and gas furnaces, is also offering rebates to encourage their customers to purchase superior-quality HVAC equipment that will save them money and reduce their energy consumption.
So what does all this mean to you, the Colorado homeowner? It means you could enjoy up to $2,725 in savings, if you purchase and install a Rheem high-efficiency gas furnace and central air conditioning system in 2018.
These are significant savings, and it doesn’t even factor in the money you’ll save on your utility bills if you take the energy-efficient plunge.
SEER, AFUE and You
To qualify for maximum Rheem and Xcel Energy rebates, you must purchase an air conditioner with a SEER rating of at least 17, and a gas furnace with an AFUE rating of 95 or better.
SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio, and it measures the relationship between cooling output and energy input. Any air conditioner with a SEER rating of at least 14 would be considered high-efficiency, and a unit with a 17 rating might offer double the efficiency of an older-model air conditioner purchased in the late 1990s.
AFUE stands for annual fuel utilization, and it is stated as the percentage of fuel used by a gas-burning appliance that is actually converted to heat. In comparison to a furnace with an AFUE rating of 80 (the lowest standard currently available), a gas furnace with an AFUE rating of 95 percent would cut energy waste (and energy costs) by at least 15 percent on an annual basis.
If they’re installed as replacements for outdated and outmoded equipment, a SEER 17 air conditioner and an AFUE 95 gas furnace could save you several hundred dollars on your utility bills over the course of a single year. Normally, the high cost of this superior equipment might offset a decent portion of these savings, but rebates are designed to compensate for this difference and make energy-efficient HVAC equipment more practical and affordable for everyone.
Getting Your Rebates
To qualify for Xcel Energy rebates, you must be an Xcel Energy customer living in the state of Colorado, in regions specifically served by this company (Xcel Energy does not serve Wyoming). You must also purchase equipment and installation services from a contractor officially registered by Xcel, and you must meet any and all deadlines associated with the rebate program.
Rheem rebates come directly from the manufacturer, and you must purchase their equipment from a licensed Rheem dealer to receive this financial assistance. Residents of both Colorado and Wyoming are eligible for Rheem rebates, as are residents of every other state.
Saving Money on Energy with Rheem Pro Partners
Rheem Pro Partners in Colorado and Wyoming is a rebate-friendly company, and if you do business with us we’ll handle all the paperwork to make sure you get the benefits you deserve. Our special Xcel Energy and Rheem rebate offer expires on May 31st, 2018, so if you’re in the market for a new furnace and/or air conditioner please contact us today, to learn more about our products and to find out how you can qualify for these exciting rebate programs.