Posts Tagged ‘Energy Star’

Federal Tax Credits Renewed

2016 22-03

A number of tax credits for residential energy efficiency have been renewed.  These tax credits are available for purchases made in 2016, as well as retroactive to purchases made in 2015 for qualifying Energy Star rated units.

These credits are available for equipment you purchase for your existing residence when replacing equipment.

Available credits include:

  • Central Air Conditioners with ratings at equal or exceed 16 SEER and 13 EER
  • Boilers with AFUE ratings of 95% or higher
  • Furnaces with AFUE ratings of 95% or higher
  • Water Heaters with energy factors of 0.82 or higher

For more information on credits available, visit ENERGY STAR.


*The tax credit information contained within this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for expert advice from a professional tax/financial planner or the IRS.

Rheem ENERGY STAR® Qualified Residential Cooling and Heating Products

2012 12-12

Rheem is a partner with ENERGY STAR. Products with the ENERGY STAR label are the most energy efficient choices you can make as a consumer.

ENERGY STAR was developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Energy to reduce energy use and air pollution by labeling energy-efficient, cost-saving products used in homes and offices.

Products awarded the ENERGY STAR label significantly enhance energy savings while providing a healthy environment. By participating in the ENERGY STAR, Rheem is helping to differentiate between standard-efficiency and high-efficiency products. Using these products helps you save money on your utility bills and works to protect the environment by conserving energy. Some models only qualify in certain matched systems.

When you buy an ENERGY STAR labeled air conditioner or furnace from Rheem, you are acquiring a product that is in the top 25% for efficiency. Depending on the age of your existing equipment, you can save from 15%-40% on your utility bills by choosing an ENERGY STAR® qualified product from Rheem.

For more information, visit the ENERGY STAR website and view one of these great articles:

Heat & Cool Efficiency

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People Gas & North Shore Gas Holiday Bonus Program

2012 26-09

The weather is getting colder, and you are probably  starting to pay more attention to your furnace system and how you can lower your natural gas bill as winter approaches. To help you make the decision to go high-efficiency, People’s Gas and North Shore Gas are offering a special bonus to customers who participate in their programs prior to the end of 2012. No special forms are needed; when your contractor submits an application you will receive the bonus, in addition to the standard rebate. All other terms and conditions apply.

  • When installation is completed and your completed application is submitted by November 30, 2012; you will receive double the standard rebate on your furnace or boiler. For example, the standard rebate for a 95% efficient furnace is $500.  With this bonus, you will receive $1,000
  • When installation is completed December and your application is submitted by December 31, 2012; you will receive a 50% increase on the standard rebate on your furnace or boiler. For example, the standard rebate for a 95% efficient furnace is $500.  With this bonus, you will receive $750

Visit People’s Gas for a complete list of their standard rebates.

Or visit North Shore Gas for a complete list of their standard rebates.

Contact your local Rheem Dealer for more information on qualifying products and a quote.

Saving On Your Energy Costs

2012 25-04

Rheem products are very energy efficient and durable and can help you save money on home energy costs. This video outlines Energy Star rated products, how they can save you money, and things that you can do to reduce the energy costs in your home.


Rheem Earns Recognition from Energy Star For One Of The Most Efficient Products

2012 13-01

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently unveiled a new,

prestigious honor: the ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient designation. The program is designed to identify and advance highly efficient products in the marketplace in particular product categories including heating and cooling equipment.

Rheem is one of the first brands with air conditioning products included on the inaugural ENERGY STAR Most Efficient list. The Rheem Prestige Series RASL-JEC, 18-SEER, R-410A condensing unit earned the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient designation in 2011.

The ENERGY STAR Most Efficient program noted that qualifying air conditioners must achieve efficiencies greater than 18-SEER and 12.5-EER for split central air conditioners. The criteria also specified a need for communications, diagnostics and automated configuration.

The Rheem Prestige Series RASL-JEC condensing unit achieves efficiencies up to 19.5-SEER and 14-EER. It also features innovative communicating technology, and offers the advanced Comfort Control2 System (CC2S) as a standard feature. Exclusive to Rheem, CC2S provides 28 on-board diagnostic codes and fault history codes by detecting system and electrical problems.

The ENERGY STAR Most Efficient designation is an extension of the ENERGY STAR brand, and is designed to recognize and advance the most efficient products among those that qualify for the ENERGY STAR label.