What Are HVAC Rebates?
HVAC Rebates are different from coupons and other forms of discounting in that they reimburse a customer for part of the purchase price following, rather than at the time of, the sale.
Rebates were initially offered by producers of grocery-store goods and subsequently by manufacturers of nonfood items. Currently, businesses making use of rebates are diverse and include the manufacturers of health and beauty aids, household supplies, and small and large appliances – such as HVAC systems, as well as automakers, wine and liquor manufacturers, and segments of the computer industry.
The cash amounts that companies offer their customers for rebates are similarly wide-ranging; some rebates of less than a dollar are offered, while other rebates are for “big ticket” items that could involve as much as a few thousand dollars.
The size of the rebate offered depends on the base retail price, the nature of the product being promoted, and the number of goods backed up in the production pipeline.
When are HVAC Rebates Created?
A rebate is created when a manufacturer offers a rebate to all people who purchase their product. Usually, the offer carries an expiration date of six to eight months. The purchaser completes a form provided by the manufacturer and mails it—along with any other items the manufacturer may require, such as a cash-register receipt or the Universal Product Code (UPC) snipped from the packaging—to the address specified on the form.
Most commonly, the purchaser sends the rebate form and related “proof of purchase” items – not to the manufacturer but to one of several large clearinghouses hired by the manufacturer to handle these transactions. For instance, the Young America Corporation in Minnesota or the Nielson Clearing House in Texas. The clearinghouse then processes the form and sends the purchaser a check in the manufacturer’s name, usually within four to eight weeks from the time the purchaser mails in the required information.
The objective of a rebate is to send money to a consumer as quickly as possible after a purchase has been made.
Rebates to Take Advantage of in Tri-Cities
Benton PUD Rebates
If you live in Benton County, then you can save money and energy while making improvements to your home.
Benton PUD offers rebates for heat pump water heaters, heat pumps and ductless heat pumps, in addition to clothes washers, dryers, and weatherization such as insultation, windows and doors.
Rebates are available for electrically heated houses only.
Smart Thermostat — $100
There are many qualifying smart thermostats for consumers to take advantage of if the live in Benton County. In order to be eligible for a rebate, all work must be completed by the homeowner. It also needs to be installed in a home with electric heat.
Heat Pumps — $500 to $1,100
Ductless Heat Pumps — $100 to $800
In order to be eligible for a rebate, all work must be done by an Approved Contractor.
Franklin County Rebates
Franklin PUD currently offers the following rebates:
$25 rebate on qualifying ENERGY STAR® clothes washer
$50 on qualifying ENERGY STAR® clothes dryer
$100 on select smart thermostats
Insulation – contact our Energy Services Department for details
In order to be eligible for this rebate, confirm that the product you are purchasing meets the eligibility requirements listed on the ENERGY STAR® certified products.
Cascade Natural Gas — Rebates
Cascade provides cash rebates to customers for purchasing energy-efficient natural gas equipment and measures.
When you apply for a rebate, allow eight to 12 weeks for Cascade to process your Washington residential incentive applications.
Local utility rebates may be available for certain products, and Carrier offers consumer rebates during select times of the year. These programs assist in supporting your investment in a Carrier heating and cooling system so you are able to save money and do something good for the environment.
Carrier Cool Cash
In addition to the energy you will be saving with a more efficient Carrier® system, you could be eligible for savings in the form of state and local rebates with Carrier Cool Cash during select promotional times.
Take Advantage of Rebates Now!
As you can see, there are many types of rebates that you may be eligible for. Depending on where you live and what HVAC system you have, you could rake in major savings with these rebates simply by using energy efficient heating and cooling equipment.
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