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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-23-2010, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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I'm loving this Obama Socialism

President Obama is kicking in $1,500 of your and Joe The Plumber's hard earned money to defray the cost of my new central air conditioning system.

From each according to his ability, to each according to his heating and cooling needs.

There may be another $1,500 from the State of Florida. I guess Governor Charlie Crist is a socialist too. There was a story on the news that sent me to this. The state rebate, in the form of a prepaid Amex, can be piggybacked onto the the $1,500 from The Fed Gov. A bit more complicated and I'll have to delay the install from Weds till next Monday to qualify but I'll have my HVAC guy on the phone tomorrow.

Sadly, even if I get $3,000 in rebates it's still far from a free system.

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The Florida ENERGY STAR® Residential HVAC Rebate Program is designed to encourage existing homeowners to replace their old energy-inefficient heating and cooling system with a properly-sized energy efficient system and to ensure that their heating and cooling duct system has minimal leakage.

Qualifying Appliances: The following Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Cooling (HVAC) standards have been set by the federal government to meet the Federal Energy Tax Credits. Systems that meet the Federal Energy Tax Credits standards will also meet Florida’s ENERGY STAR® Residential HVAC Rebate Program standards

Other Requirements to Qualify: In addition to purchasing a new central air conditioner, air source heat pump or geothermal heat pump in Florida that meets the Federal Energy Tax Credits standards, Florida homeowners must also hire either a Florida Class 1 rater, a State of Florida licensed Mechanical Contractor, or a recognized test and balance agent to perform a duct test on their home to document that the home has no more than 15 percent leakage to the outside (as indicated by a score of 0.10 Qn.out).
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-23-2010, 09:47 PM
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Glad I could help!

I really like initiatives like this. They create work for the industry in addition to upgrading old, inefficient, or just plain shoddy systems that waste electricity and money. A little help up front pays itself back to society.

Enjoy your new system!

(I have a little apartment and a small a/c wall unit. I've run it may be 10 times this year, never for more than about 15-30min a day. Kinda bummed that my electric is rolled into my rent... I'd be better off paying my tiny bill and reaping the rewards!)
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I wonder if our governor will follow suit! I hope so!




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Our governor is too busy promoting his latest movie.

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I'm psyched. I moved my install to Monday to qualify for the state rebate and scheduled my duct inspection for Tuesday. The inspector told me what do fix to pass. The inspection is $400 but it covers the entire house not just the ducts and the rebate from the state is $1,500, that's on top of the $1,500 tax credit. Not a bad discount on a $5,800 system. And Progress Energy gives me a $100 rebate. I'm also planning on saving $30 a month on electricity.

The kitties will be freezing.

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Argh. I'll have to post a thread about the jealousy issue later. Mia gets jealous and irritates poor Faya away from me a lot now. I've asked the library to move a copy of Cat vs Cat to my local branch but it isn't in yet.
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hmm, not sure if we have this in SC. I know my parents got a rebate this year for purchasing fancy insulated garage doors.
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I wonder how the kids are going to pay for this ....
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