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Governor Crist Praises Reactivation of ENERGY STAR®Residential HVAC Rebate Program


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NOVEMBER 17, 2010

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Governor Crist Praises Reactivation of
ENERGY STAR®Residential HVACRebate Program

www.rebates.com/floridahvac

TALLAHASSEE – Governor Charlie Crist today signed House Bill 15A and encouraged Floridians who purchased, or contracted for purchase of, an ENERGY STAR® air conditioning or geothermal system to submit a rebate application by November 30, 2010. Purchases or contracts for purchases must have been from a Florida-licensed contractor between August 30, 2010, and September 14, 2010.

“Homeowners who previously took action to upgrade their air conditioning systems made a significant investment that will lower their own energy bills, as well as boost Florida’s economy and protect our beautiful environment,” Governor Crist said. “I encourage those Floridians to also make sure they take the additional steps needed to benefit from the rebate.”

On Tuesday, November 16, 2010, the Florida Legislature passed House Bill 15A approving funding for all qualified applications for the Florida Energy Star Residential HVAC Rebate program with constraints. To qualify for the rebate:

  • The HVAC or geothermal system must have been purchased or contracted for purchase with a Florida-licensed contractor between August 30, 2010, and September 14, 2010.
  • The new HVAC or geothermal system must be fully installed on or before November 30, 2010.
  • A complete application (with the four required documents included) must be submitted to the rebate administrator on or before November 30, 2010.

Florida homeowners who upgraded their air conditioning systems between August 30, 2010, and September 14, 2010, can qualify to receive a $1,500 rebate. Those purchases increased employment in the air conditioning industry and to created new green jobs for home energy efficiency raters. Floridians can learn more by visiting www.rebates.com/floridahvac.

About the Florida ENERGY STAR® Program

ENERGY STAR® is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy to help consumers save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. All appliances and products with the ENERGY STAR® label meet strict energy-efficiency guidelines set by the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.

For more information on Florida’s energy and climate change initiatives, please visit MyFloridaClimate.com.