A Guide to HVAC Rebates
You may have heard of a money-saving buzzword: REBATES. This term is associated with lots of dollar signs and promises to save you money. But not everyone is “in the know”, and just because you aren’t familiar with rebates doesn’t preclude you from taking advantage of them.
What Are HVAC Rebates?
That’s the big question. A rebate is a program where the customer receives a financial incentive (usually cash back) in exchange for making a specific purchase. Here’s an example: you purchase an HVAC system for $8,000, and because that system qualifies for $2,000 in rebates, you receive a check in the mail for the rebate amount of $2,000. Your HVAC system only costs you $6,000 instead of $8,000.
Is your head already spinning? After all – it makes little sense for you to spend money, only to receive it back. Why don’t companies charge $6,000 to begin with? The root of the answer lies in where the incentive money ($2,000 in our example) is coming from. If an HVAC company were offering $2,000 off a system, that would be a discount from the company. Most HVAC rebates come from a third party.
Who Offers HVAC Rebates, and Why?
Rebates are a lever that organizations can pull to encourage customers to buy specific products, even when those organizations are not the ones doing the selling. In short: it’s a marketing tool.
With HVAC, there are generally two reasons that rebates are offered. The first is to help reduce energy consumption. At home, more than half the energy you use in a year is cooling and heating. Individual consumers have a choice of whether to choose energy-efficient air conditioners when it comes time to replace. So, to help sway the decision, a third-party group might offer a rebate on high-seer products. We frequently see energy-related rebates from local utility companies like SRP or APS. The government – federal, state, and local – sometimes offers efficiency-minded rebates as well.
Another time that rebates are offered is to move physical product. These rebates normally come from manufacturers like Trane. There are a lot of reasons why a manufacturer might want equipment to ship; it could be because there is too much inventory, or perhaps it is a new product to meet sales goals. It may also be a slower than normal sales season. Whatever the reason, manufacturer rebates are some of the most lucrative.
Are HVAC Rebates a Scam?
We totally understand that rebates can seem like a scam, but our team has been the Arizona HVAC Rebate expert for many years, and we can promise – it is legitimate.
One reason Arizonians question the authenticity of rebate programs is the constant change in value and deadlines to claim. The truth is that the rebate money must come from somewhere, and those organizations have limits on how much money they are willing to give away. The value of rebates, the type of products that qualify, and the deadline to claim are all set by these third parties.
Rebate programs are seasonal in nature, with new program requirements and deadlines every time. It’s a lot to keep up with, but we’ve got your back! Our team at AC Experts Tempe, always keeps a close watch on all rebate programs. We always know exactly what is available. We go the extra step to make sure you get the rebates you qualify for.
How Do I Get My HVAC Rebates?
Once you have purchased a qualifying HVAC system, there is an application process to request your rebate. Here’s the best news: when you work with AC Experts AZ, we handle all that paperwork for you. Leave it to us to handle all the pesky forms and phone calls – you will just get a check in the mail!
Here is the typical process we follow for submitting rebates:
- Collect all the rebate forms
- Collect the necessary information about the HVAC system and the certified installer
- Submit the rebate request within the specified time frame, and always before the rebate claim deadline
- Track the rebate approval process
- Follow up with the organizations as needed
- Answer any lingering questions from the rebate program administrators
At AC Experts, we have dedicated team members that specialize in securing rebates for our customers. When you choose us to replace your air conditioner or furnace, we will handle the entire rebate process for you.
What’s the Easiest Way to Get HVAC Rebates?
Ready to save money with HVAC rebates? Call our team at AC Experts, Air Conditioning. And Heating. We are experts in Arizona rebates. No company in the Phoenix area is as proficient with rebates as we are. We have saved customers millions of dollars with rebates. There is no question that if you want a hands-off, foolproof method of saving with HVAC rebates, AC Experts is the way to go. Contact us today to get started!