Just this afternoon the city decided to double that rebate to $1350. I immediately called Randy at Seminole Plumbing and ordered one for the brick house at 1816 Seminole.
If you do not have city gas - the city agrees to install a new meter and gas line to your house free of charge.
Randy at Seminole Plumbing - Phone 850-459-8212.
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City Offers Double Rebates on ENERGY STAR and Natural Gas AppliancesMay 26, 2010
To promote energy efficiency and stimulate the local economy, the City of Tallahassee will double its existing rebates on certain ENERGY STAR and natural gas appliances purchased locally starting May 27, 2010. The new program was approved by the Tallahassee City Commission at its meeting this afternoon.
The commission approved $750,000 to supplement existing rebates. This four-month incentive applies to qualifying purchases made locally between May 27 and September 30, 2010, or until the funds are exhausted. The full amount of the rebate will be credited toward the customer's City of Tallahassee utility bill.
"This ties into our goal of reducing power demand by giving customers financial incentives to save energy and lower their utility bills," said David Byrne, Director of Energy Services. "At the same time, it will help support our local businesses and contractors, many of whom have faced challenging economic times."
"Through our Energy Smart Plus (e+) initiative, we provide customers with a variety of innovative programs and tools, such as free energy audits, to help them save energy, water and money," said Byrne. "Recent survey results indicate that more than 90 percent of City of Tallahassee Utility customers agree that it's important to offer rebates to consumers who purchase energy efficient appliances."
Qualifying purchases include the following ENERGY STAR-certified and natural gas appliances:
If you purchase energy-efficient products or renewable energy systems for your home, you may also be eligible for federal tax credits. These time-based incentives include a 30-percent credit for qualifying solar energy systems, geothermal heat pumps and small wind turbines and 30-percent credit (up to $1500) for qualifying HVAC systems, water heaters, insulation, windows and doors, metal and asphalt roofs, and biomass stoves. Details and instructions are available athttp://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=tax_credits.tx_index.
For more information, call 891-4YOU (4968) or visit Talgov.com/YOU.
David Byrne, Energy Services Director, 891-6898; or Michelle Bono, Assistant to the City Manager, 891-8200