Written on: October 12, 2022 by ICM
Johnson Controls is taking steps to assist eligible homeowners who live and work in areas affected by Hurricane Ian. Effective immediately, the company is providing emergency relief rebates on qualifying heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment to homeowners who live in Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina counties within the defined Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Area (DR-4673-FL, DR-4675, EM-3584-FL, EM-3585-SC and EM-3586-NC). These rebates are available for YORK, Luxaire, Coleman, Champion and Fraser-Johnston brand units installed between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2022.
“Hurricane Ian has caused a historic level of devastation, and our thoughts are with everyone affected,” said Doug Schuster, VP & GM of Global Ducted Systems at Johnson Controls. “Johnson Controls is dedicated to helping communities rebuild as they take their next steps on the path to recovery.”
Homeowners can apply for rebates online at https://ductedsystemsincentives.com using the Personal Use Rebate Program. The program assigns rebates according to equipment efficiency (expressed as Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or SEER for air conditioners and heat pumps and as a percentage for furnaces), with more efficient products earning larger rebates.
Rebates may not be combined with other Johnson Controls homeowner rebate offers. Claims must be submitted online within 60 calendar days of installation. Homeowners can call (833) 242-7869 (option 3 followed by option 1) for rebate filing assistance.
“After storms and flooding pass, it’s important for homeowners to contact their local HVAC contractor for a system inspection and thorough duct system replacement or cleaning,” said Schuster. “All flood-damaged systems should remain offline until properly inspected by a skilled HVAC professional. Submerged HVAC equipment is typically damaged beyond what is considered practical to repair, and a trusted contractor can help determine the extent of the damage and what a system requires, as well as help homeowners understand their warranty.”
Damage may include all exposed electrical controls and motors, and gas piping, controls and burner systems would likewise require a combination of component part replacement and cleaning to assure proper, safe operation.
To find a contractor, homeowners can use the dealer locators on Johnson Controls brand websites including https://york.com, https://colemanac.com, https://championhomecomfort.com, https://luxaire.com, and https://fraser-johnston.com.