TINTON FALLS, NJ, February 28, 2010 – The state of New Jersey currently has $8.3 million dollars available in rebate funds for homeowners interested in replacing old, inefficient appliances with qualifying new, energy-efficient ENERGY STAR® rated appliances.  This rebate program, which was launched February 1, 2010, is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

According to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, “Appliances consume a huge amount of our electricity, so there’s enormous potential to both save energy and save families money every month.  These rebates will help families make the transition to more efficient appliances, making purchases that will directly stimulate the economy and create jobs.”

More than 70% of the energy used in our homes is for appliances, space heating, cooling, water heating and refrigeration. Replacing old appliances and equipment with those that are ENERGY STAR® labeled can help American families save significantly on their utility bills.  And by putting more energy efficient appliances in the hands of homeowners, New Jersey hopes to decrease its own statewide energy usage.

According to Kevin Perri, President of A.J. Perri Heating & Cooling, “This program is offering a great opportunity for homeowners who are looking to upgrade their current heating and cooling systems, and water heaters.  You will be able to decrease your energy consumption, lower your monthly utility bills, as well as increase your home comfort.”  The rebates ranges all the way from $25 on a qualifying gas storage water heater, to $300 on furnaces and central air conditioning, all the way up to $1200 for a Solar Gas back-up water heater.

Perri states, “Rebates are paid on a first-come, first-served basis and will end when the funds run out.  Homeowners should act quickly in order to take advantage of this great opportunity.”

To learn more about this rebate program and what appliances are eligible you can go to energy.gov/energysaver/energy-saver or www.njcleanenergy.com.

A.J. Perri
A.J. Perri is a family-owned business dedicated to providing total home comfort for their New Jersey neighbors.  Based in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, they have over 35 years of experience in the heating and air conditioning industry.  They service those in Ocean, Monmouth, Mercer and southern Middlesex counties. For more information, visit their website at www.ajperri.com.