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Nov 192010

From Green Right Now Reports

Gov. Charlie Crist this week 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 Nov. 30. On Tuesday, the Florida Legislature passed House Bill 15A approving funding for all qualified applications for the Florida Energy Star Residential HVAC Rebate program with constraints.

Florida homeowners who upgraded their air conditioning systems between Aug. 30, 2010, and Sept. 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.

“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,” Gov. Crist said in a statement. “I encourage those Floridians to also make sure they take the additional steps needed to benefit from the rebate.”

To qualify for the rebate:

  • The new HVAC or geothermal system must be fully installed on or before Nov. 30, 2010.
  • A complete application (with the four required documents included) must be submitted to the rebate administrator on or before Nov. 30, 2010.