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Small businesses in NSW will be offered a discount up to $1000 when they install an air conditioner with a high star rating.

As part of the Climate Change Fund initiative, the program will give households and small businesses a $200 – $1000 discount off the air conditioner installation price.

The discount will apply when a high-efficiency air conditioner is purchased through an approved installer. Systems can be new or replacement and split, ducted or multi-split systems that meet the eligible criteria.

The program will also reduce household power bills and the load on electricity systems. For example, if a two-star five-kilowatt unit is replaced with a modern, efficient five-star unit, it could save around $675 in power bills over the air conditioner’s lifetime.

Minister for Environment, Local Government and Heritage Gabrielle Upton said the program is expected to return a statewide power bill saving of around $20 million and reduce the generation load by 90,000-megawatt hours.

“It does not matter if you are buying an air conditioner for the first time or upgrading an old system, you will get a NSW Government discount,” Upton said.

All households and small businesses that are eligible for the program can contact an approved installer through the Energy Saver website(external link).

Find out how much you can save via the online Energy Rating calculator.

 

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