Energy rebates are a great perk for homeowners and make high-performance mechanical systems more accessible. That said, there’s a lot of confusion on how to actually obtain them! An Energy Pulse™ report by the Shelton Group noted, “only 20% of Americans knew their utility company offered rebates, cash incentives or low-interest loans for energy-efficient products.”
Below are three ways to acquaint yourself with your local energy-saving offerings:
Know What Your State Offers
The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency® (DSIRE) is an online resource of comprehensive source information on utility incentives and policies. Homeowners can search by state to find details on incentive types, amounts, equipment requirements and more in one, easy-to-navigate site.
Work with a Green Verifier
When possible, hiring a National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) accredited Green Verifier can take the guesswork out of building a sustainable home and obtaining utility savings. These individuals work directly with your builder, remodeler and architect to ensure your homes meet specific sustainability standards and suggest mechanical systems and equipment to help meet those goals. Visit Home Innovation Research Labs™ to find a verifier near you.
Use Our Rebates Tool
It’s no secret that HVAC plays a critical role in a home’s energy usage. This is why many utility companies offer rebates for energy-efficient mechanical systems such as Zoned Comfort Solutions®. Enter your home’s zip code into our online search tool at mitsubishicomfort.com to see which specific METUS units qualify for rebates. Financing and tax resources are also available for guidance.