HVAC Rebates for IRA’s Included in Florida Budget

“The Inflation Reduction Act is a down payment on the clean energy future we deserve, empowering working people to be able to afford to make the transition to clean energy.”

– Rep. Maxwell Alejandro Frost


Florida’s Federal Rebates for Higher-Efficiency HVAC Systems

Florida residents may soon benefit from federal rebates to enhance their homes with higher-efficiency HVAC systems and energy-saving improvements.

Florida Legislature Allocates Funds Under the Inflation Reduction Act

The 2024-2025 budget plan passed by the Florida Legislature designates over $346 million from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) for Home Efficiency Rebates and Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates.

Decision Pending for Acceptance of Federal Dollars by Florida Governor

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is yet to decide on accepting federal funds for the state’s next fiscal year, commencing in July.

Details of the IRA’s Rebate Programs

The Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates offer direct payments for purchasing high-efficiency HVAC appliances, while the Home Efficiency Rebates cover installation costs for qualifying HVAC equipment and home upgrades.

Supervision of Rebate Programs

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) oversees the rebate programs, with states and territories responsible for daily operations.

Push for Local Control of Rebate Programs

A bill introduced by five members of Congress aims to grant local governments authority over rebate programs in states where the state government declines funding.

Advocacy for clean energy Transition

Rep. Maxwell Alejandro Frost emphasizes the importance of the Inflation Reduction Act in enabling individuals to afford the shift to clean energy.

Current Status of Legislative Bill

House Resolution 6536, proposing local control of rebate programs, is under review by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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