The Victorian Government is offering $1,000 rebates, to help eligible households upgrade their heating systems to an energy-efficient reverse-cycle air conditioner.
Concession card holders and low-income households (combined income of less than $90,000) can apply for the rebate through the Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades Program.
The program is designed to help households improve energy efficiency, save energy costs, and move away from gas and wood heaters.
This contributes to state-wide efforts to reduce gas emissions, improve local air quality and transition to a renewable energy future.
Other rebates offered under the program are:
- $200 towards the cost of decommissioning an outdated gas heater (if an existing gas heater is being replaced)
- $500 towards the cost of upgrading the switchboard (if an upgrade is required to install the rebated reverse-cycle air conditioner).
Further information about the rebates, including eligibility and applications, is available at the Heating Upgrades website.
Free energy saving advice for your home is available through the Australian Energy Foundation (AEF) program . Book a free 20 minute phone consultation with an energy consultant to find out how you can lower your energy consumption.
The energy consultants can also connect you to reliable suppliers for various products, including reverse cycle air conditioners. Get in touch with AEF by email or phone 1300 23 68 55.