Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) today encouraged Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) customers in Nassau County to take advantage of the utility’s rebate program for retiring and replacing old central air-conditioning units. As part of “Efficiency Long Island” initiative, LIPA’s 10-year, $924 million energy-efficiency program launched in 2009, the utility is offering rebate incentives up to $700 as well as possible federal tax credits for customers who replace central air units installed prior to 2004 with a qualifying high-efficiency model.
“Swapping your old central air-conditioning system for a new high-efficiency model is a great way to save money on your electricity bill and conserve energy,” said Montesano. “This summer, keep cool and reduce your carbon footprint with one of LIPA’s Efficiency Long Island rebates. You could receive as much as $700, so I encourage interested customers to contact the utility today.”
Depending on the energy-efficiency rating of the new unit, customers will be eligible to receive LIPA rebates. These new high-efficiency units can save customers an average of $250 a year. Interested Long Island Power Authority customers should visit www.lipower.org/residential/efficiency/programs/coolhomes.html for more information.