High efficiency furnaces use less energy, they cost less to operate, and they reduce the amount of Greenhouse gases emitted from a household.
If you are considering upgrading your home furnace for a more efficient one, why not look into receiving a rebate on your new purchase.
In order to obtain your rebate as easily and efficiently as possible, knowing what the program demands and what appliances qualify for the rebate is important.
- Different incentives are available from area to area. If you purchase an Energy Star qualified furnace or one that has the programs demanded energy efficiency rate in British Columbia for example, you are exempt from paying the provincial sales tax.
- Before purchasing your new furnace, be sure that it qualifies for the rebate. Most programs demand that your new furnace meets a minimum energy efficiency level, usually set around 90%.
- Some programs ask that your new furnace be installed by a partnered organization. If this is the case, the program will usually provide a list of authorized partners.
- More often than not, you will be asked to have an auditor perform an energy audit on your home before and after and renovations or upgrades are done in order for you to receive your rebate. Become more aware of the programs available to you in your specific area. If you are already looking into purchasing a new furnace, why not try and get some money back while making your home more energy efficient and reducing its environmental impact?