New Tax Incentives Available for Air Conditioner Replacement

Phoenix, AZ (March 21, 2011) – There are tax credits available to those who choose to replace their air conditioning units with newer, energy-efficient models in 2011. The federal government offers a tax credit for 10% of the installation cost (up to $500) to homeowners who install qualified central air conditioning units by December 31, 2011. In 2011 qualifying product efficiencies and rebates will be as follows:

Split Systems

Air Conditioners – 16 SEER / 13 EER $300

Heat Pumps – 15 SEER / 12.5 EER / 8 HSPF $300
Package Systems

Air Conditioners – 14 SEER / 12 EER $300

Heat Pumps – 14 SEER / 12 EER / 8.5 HSPF $300

Gas / Electrics – 14 SEER / 12 EER $300

Advanced main air circulating fan $50
Gas Furnace

– 95% AFUE $150
In addition, local power companies like APS, SRP and Tucson Electric Power Company may offer additional rebates of up to $525 for installation of high-efficiency systems.*


: SEER rating 13, $175 rebate; SEER 14 – 16, $425 rebate; SEER 17+, $525 rebate

SEER rating 15, $200; SEER 16, $300; SEER 17+, $400
Tucson Electric Power

: SEER rating 14, $200; SEER 15+, $250
Manufacturers are also offering rebates. With Carrier’s Cool Choices promotion you can save up to $1250 on qualified systems purchased before July 1, 2011. And Trane is offering a savings of up to $1000 on qualified systems purchase before May 1, 2011. A more energy-efficient air conditioning replacement unit uses far less energy and can reduce your energy costs by up to 40%. Combined with the tax incentives and rebates being offered, the annual dollar savings from installing a new system may pay for itself, according to**

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Now is the time to take advantage of the tax credits and utility rebates, before it gets hot, so you can enjoy your first summer of energy savings. Click here to schedule an appointment.

Chas Roberts creates comfortable living environments for Arizona homeowners by providing quality installations and service of heating & air conditioning systems at competitive prices. Chas and Alice Roberts founded Chas Roberts Air Conditioning in 1942 and the business has been family owned and operated since day one. Today Chas Roberts, the largest HVAC provider in the state with eight locations including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Queen Creek, Litchfield, Avondale, Sun City and Tucson, passes along its buying power to homeowners and backs its service with highly trained personnel and on-line scheduling capabilities. For more information, visit

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