ST. LOUIS - To meet the current high demand for energy-efficient heating and cooling systems and to help consumers deal with the struggling economy, Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 36 has joined with a group of its residential contractors to provide rebates and potential tax credit opportunities for consumers in 2009.

Local 36 and Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) are offering a series of rebates in the spring of 2009 for consumers looking to service their air conditioner or furnace and for those installing a new residential air conditioner or furnace and transform their home into a more energy efficient one.

The incentives include a rebate of $50 to any homeowner who signs up for an “Annual Maintenance Agreement,” which includes two service appointments, by May 15, 2009.

Additionally, Local 36 is reminding customers that anyone who installs certain high efficiency air conditioning and furnace systems in 2009 will be eligible for a tax credit.

“This is a great program for our workers, our contractors, and consumers,” said David C. Zimmermann, Local 36 president and business manager. “It is truly a unique opportunity to be able to provide some financial relief to customers while helping them be more energy efficient in their homes.”

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Publication Date:05/04/2009