Member for Swan Hill, Peter Walsh, is encouraging householders to take advantage of the Gas Heater Rebate and Solar Hot Water Rebate offered by the Victorian Government.
“This rebate makes it more affordable for low-income Victorians to switch from electric to gas heating to help stay warm this winter and thus save money on their energy bills,” Mr Walsh said.
The Victorian Government Gas Heater Rebate for eligible Concession Card Holders provides a $700 discount off the purchase and installation cost of a gas space heater when replacing existing electric heating.
“The Victorian Government recognises the impact rising energy bills are having on household budgets, especially for low-income earners,” Mr Walsh said.
“By replacing electric heaters with gas, households can save around $280 on their annual energy bills as well as delivering a better outcome for the environment.”
Consideration should also be given to the possibility of upgrading gas hot water systems to solar hot water.
The Victorian Government Solar Hot Water Rebate is provided to householders as a discount off the supply and installation costs of solar hot water systems. Rebates of up to $1,600 for regional Victoria are available.
“Despite confusion following the Federal Government’s decision to end its solar hot water rebate program earlier this year, the Victorian Government rebate for replacing gas hot water systems with solar is entirely separate and continues to be available to Victorian households,” Mr Walsh said.
For more information on the Victorian Government Gas Heater Rebate for Concession Card Holders and the Victorian Government Solar Hot Water Rebate, including eligibility requirements and participating suppliers, call 1300 366 195 or visit www.resourcesmart.vic.gov.au/rebates
Friday, June 01, 2012
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