If you or your apartment building are looking to replace older, inefficient air conditioners, now is a good time… NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) is providing financial incentives to upgrade old A/Cs to Energy Star models, which use at least 10% less energy.
Why would NYSERDA and Con Ed give me money for a new air conditioner, you ask?
Answer: it’s cheaper to upgrade your A/C than their electricity grid… and might even help prevent more of those embarrassing midsummer blackouts…
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Turn In, Turn On, Be Cool!
Replace those Old Inefficient Air Conditioners with ENERGY STARÂ® Rated Models
Weâ€™re half-way through summer, and thereâ€™s still time to make significant energy-efficiency upgrades to single and multifamily residences at a reduced cost. Provided by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the Be Cool Program is designed to decrease energy consumption and demand during summer months throughout New York City and Westchester County.
Limited time offer–you can receive $35-$100 on each eligible room air conditioner turned in by September 30.
We encourage you to replace old, inefficient through-the-wall (TTW) or window room air conditioning units (window ACs) with units that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR guidelines.
Incentives are available for each unit replaced–$35 for window ACs and $100 for TTW units.
For multifamily buildings replacing 10 units or more, bulk purchasing is available from participating Be Cool Program retail partners–and the Be Cool Program will coordinate the pick-up and recycling of the old units. Nowâ€™s the time to make the switch and save, while funding is still available.
This program is only available to residences and multifamily buildings receiving electric service from ConEdison.
In addition, the Be Cool Program provides information on how to reduce energy use and shift some of their summer energy load to off-peak hours (morning or evening).
More information on the Be Cool Program is available here or call 1-877-NYSMART.