Buying a new air conditioning system for your home is a fantastic investment. Not only do you get the benefits of increased energy efficiency (meaning you’ll save big bucks on your energy bills), but CPS Energy also gives you money back for making that investment!
How’s that for a win-win?
Champion AC realizes the process of getting air conditioner rebates can be confusing and time-consuming. That’s why our technicians walk you through the process and provide all the paperwork you need in order to apply for them. But before that can happen, you need to know how much money you can expect back in form of a refund on your investment.
First, here’s a breakdown of a new air conditioning system rebate. Before we get started, you’ll need to know two basic terms: SEER and EER. SEER is the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio – and every AC unit has a SEER rating. The higher the SEER, the more efficient your unit will be while cooling your home. Some units, like ductless air conditioners, have SEERs in the high-20s. Meanwhile, EER stands for Energy Efficiency Ratio – and is basically the same as SEER, except it pertains to heating your home.
In order to qualify for a refund from CPS Energy, you must purchase an AC unit with a SEER of at least 15.0. With that 15.0 SEER system, you will get a $110 rebate per ton. Remember that one ton of an air conditioning system will cool about 500 square feet. So if you have a 1,500 square foot home, you need a three-ton AC unit. If you bought a three-ton, 15.0 SEER system, you’d get $330 in rebates from CPS Energy.
If you invest in a system with higher SEER and EER ratings, you will get better rebates. For example, a system with a 17.0 SEER and 13.0 EER gets you $225 back per ton. Using our example from above, you’d get $675 in rebates for a 17.0 SEER, three-ton unit.
If you have any questions, give us a call at Champion AC!
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.