Due to the success of its spring residential rebate program, Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 36 and the St. Louis chapter of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association will to re-introduce the program for fall furnace and air-conditioning service and replacement.

Due to the success of its spring residential rebate program, Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 36 and the St. Louis chapter of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association will to re-introduce the program for fall furnace and air-conditioning service and replacement.

The series of rebates are available now through September 30 for consumers looking to service their air conditioner or furnace and for those installing a new energy efficient residential air conditioner or furnace.

“The program proved to be an overwhelming success this spring with hundreds of homeowners updating and replacing their cooling systems,” said Butch Welsch, chairman of SMACNA’s labor committee and president of St. Louis-based Welsch Heating and Cooling.  “We felt that with the cool weather season fast approaching and many people looking to service their furnace there was no reason not to bring the program back.”

Homeowners can receive a rebate of $25 if they sign up for an annual maintenance agreement. The agreement includes two service appointments. A rebate of $125 is available to any homeowner who has a furnace or air conditioner replaced. The rebates will be given for a maximum of two units per residential address.

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

“The decision to bring back the program for the fall was an easy one,” said Local 36 President and Business Manager David C. Zimmermann.  “The program provides homeowners with financial incentives and also gives them a chance to become more efficient while creating business for Local 36 and our contractors.”

For more information about the rebate program and a full list of participating contractors, visit the organization’s Web site at www.sheetmetal36.org.