Want to create a more sustainable household?
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, proper HVAC maintenance and upgrades of your heating and cooling equipment each decade can help you reduce energy use, save money, and make your systems have a more reliable and smooth operation. Getting the help of trusted heating and cooling service, maintenance and replacement specialists in your area can help you fix damage in your system that drain and waste energy, and keep your equipment in top condition for years. There may be some rebate options for you!
You might want to take a look at replacing your heating and cooling systems if it is more than ten years old. The energy we consume to control our indoor temperatures consists of more or less half of your overall energy consumption. Thus, making changes in your heating and cooling energy use can make a significant impact on your utility bill and your home’s carbon footprint.
But to truly become more energy-efficient, it’s important to limit your heating and cooling repairs by having regular maintenance work performed. Home Insulation, thermostat upgrade recommendations, recycling old appliances and replacing appliances with more environment-friendly models are just some of the ways you can capture rebates from utility companies likeSouthern Edison. The US department of Energy also recommend a “whole-house approach” as it translates to more significant, impactful change in your energy use.
In Southern California, Edison electricity providers offer a lineup of incentives that allow residents to save energy through various ways. Here are some of the ways you can take part in these appliance and utility rebates:
Dispose of your old refrigerator for recycling. Old appliances dumped in landfills can leak toxic materials and chemicals to the soil and waterways. Edison is offering a $50 incentive for those who call them to get their old refrigerators and freezers for proper disposal. They will pick up the appliances from your house, and dismantle and dispose of the units according to responsible environmental standards, for free.
Get a refrigerator rebate. Refrigerators and appliances with an Energy Star® certification require considerably less energy to operate compared to ordinary models. Get a $75 rebate when you switch to an Energy Star® Most Efficient Model.
Apply for a pool pump and motor rebate. Get a $200 rebate when you replace your ordinary single-speed or two-speed pump with an energy-efficient, qualified Variable Speed Pool Pump and Motor model. A special rebate for owners of Variable Speed Pool Pumps in key regions is also offered.
Enjoy $300 to $400 off your evaporative cooler. Apply for a rebate when you purchase and install an Evaporative Cooler from the list of qualified models.
Get more savings from the AC installation and maintenance rebate. Get as much as a $750 rebate when you qualify for the Quality Installation program. The AC you purchase should suit the size of your home and should be installed following Energy Star® guidelines.