It’s a ‘secret’ that most home and business owners don’t know: it’s possible to actually get free money by upgrading a furnace, boiler, or air conditioning unit to a modern one that operates more efficiently.
Advancements in manufacturing and engineering have yielded impressive improvements in the way that the HVAC systems of today function, especially compared with comparable equipment built more than ten or so years ago. For example, a residential furnace of the 1980’s might have boasted efficiency ratings between 80-85%. A furnace built today will often have a 95%+ efficiency rating.
Because of this quantum leap in technology, modern HVAC equipment is able to do more with less.
That means more cooling, heating, and ventilation without requiring as much natural resource (electricity or natural gas). Because HVAC equipment is so costly both in terms of upfront financial and ongoing energy expenses, making the move to more efficient systems has a ‘rising tide’ effect that lifts all ships.
Where Is the Free Money?
When we say you can get ‘free’ money by upgrading your HVAC system, we’re not exaggerating. You really can have more money at the end of every month—money you would have otherwise wasted by continuing to operate your old furnace installation, air conditioner, or boiler.
So, where does this money come from? It has two sources: your utility company in the form of rebates, and your own pocketbook in the form of saved energy expenses every month.
Rebates from Your Utility Company
Here in Colorado, Xcel Energy is the mainstay electricity and natural gas supplier for much of the urban areas throughout our state. They do a great job keeping our homes and businesses warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
They also provide outstanding rebate programs when you upgrade your HVAC system to a more modern, more energy-efficient solution.
Here’s how it works:
- You select a pre-approved HVAC contractor that has an established relationship with Xcel Energy (Front Range HVAC qualifies for this!).
- You choose either a standard efficiency or high-efficiency heating or cooling system to be installed by the certified contractor.
- After the installation is complete, you fill out a rebate form and submit it to Xcel Energy.
- Depending on the efficiency rating of the system you had installed, you could receive between $300 and $500 in a rebate from Xcel Energy.
Often, these rebates come in the form of a statement credit. Even after you’ve received your rebate, there’s still more money waiting for you!
Savings on Monthly Heating and Cooling Costs
The second source of free money comes from you when you suddenly start paying less every month for the electricity or natural gas you use. Depending on how old or outdated your prior HVAC system was, you could save as much as 30% or more on your heating and cooling bills. For commercial buildings with high volumes of indoor air, these savings can be even higher.
High-efficiency HVAC equipment simply runs better, quieter, and less costlier than old, obsolete systems. And, the cost savings can be realized immediately after the equipment is installed, tested, and commissioned by the experts at Front Range HVAC.
A ‘Green’ Bonus
Even beyond the financial benefits that come with upgrading your AC or furnace, there is another important reason to do so: the health of our environment.
While the money you’re getting in rebates and lower energy bills could be considered ‘green’, there’s the ‘eco-friendly’ factor to consider, too. Less use of natural resources is becoming increasingly important as we continue to thwart the effects of climate change in the world.
High-efficiency HVAC systems contribute to the effort of protecting our environment and making our heating and cooling systems more sustainable for future generations.
So, not only do high-efficiency HVAC systems result in more money for the system owner, Mother Earth is able to breathe a little easier, as well. That’s something we can all be proud of!
Take Action Today, and Take the Free Money!
Who doesn’t love free money? It’s there for the taking!
All you need to do to get started is contact Front Range HVAC today, and inquire about a new high-efficiency furnace, AC, or ventilation system for your home or business. Our HVAC professionals will walk you through all of your options. We’ll also make sure you have everything you need to complete the rebate submission process.
With Front Range HVAC in your corner, you’ll be well on your way to the land of free money!
Call us today at (303) 857-5605 to get started.