How can I find the best rebates for home heating/cooling?
July 28, 2009 8:50 AM Subscribe
Replacing the AC and furnace -- is now the time to buy? Tell me what you know about rebates!
posted by amanda to Home & Garden (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So, our beloved and quaint and possible original (1950s) AC unit passed away quietly in the night. We knew when we bought this place that that thing was existing on a whisper and a prayer but for the Northwest we hoped it would last another couple years. We only need AC about two weeks per year... this week would be VERY nice to have it. So, now we're thinking about replacing it -- minimum quote is $4000.
While we're doing that, we are talking about our furnace. It is very old but works fine. However, we are on an oil tank and the cost of that is staggering and doesn't seem like it's likely to come down much. Last winter it cost us about $2500 for the season. This took us from October to March, so about $400/month for our 900 sf house. And, we kept it off most of the time.
So, we're thinking of switching to gas and replacing the furnace at the same time. Minimum cost, about $12,000.
The guy who came out and gave an estimate (we've worked with them before and like them but we'll be getting another bid) is all hopped up about their current rebates and how they will expire at the end of august and "who knows what'll be coming down the pipe" after that. So, how can I fact-check the current rebates -- is there a single source for this?