Spring is here! The weather is great and there’s no better time than now to clean out your home, the garage, get rid of some of the stuff you’ve been hoarding, and get to those much needed projects around your home. With that in mind, I sat down to make a honey-do list for my husband and there in the mail was a flyer from CPS about home energy savings incentives and rebates they are offering. What excellent timing because I like free money and I was running out of ideas for my husband’s list!
CPS is offering many incentives and rebates on things you can do to your home, even the do-it-yourself stuff, to reduce your home’s energy waste. You can get rebates for things as simple as upgrading your refrigerator to things that are little more complex like having your air conditioner’s air ducts flow-tested. With the heat of summer just around the corner, here are a few of the energy saving rebates being offered that everyone should consider.
The first thing you probably want to check out, especially if you own an older home, is your air conditioner. CPS is offering rebates of $110/ton just for replacing your old unit with a 15 SEER efficiency rated one. If you replace it with one better than a 15 SEER, your rebate will be more — up to $225/ton for a unit that is 17 SEER or higher. Also, if you have old air ducts and you think they might be leaking, you can get a substantial rebate for having your system tested and repaired. Thinking about adding insulation in your attic? I say “go for it” because CPS is offering an attic insulation rebate of $0.25 per square foot when professionally done and $0.15 per square foot for the do-it-yourselfers.
There are several other things you can get rebates for; replace an old refrigerator with a new Energy Star® model, switch out an electric stove or water heater for one that’s natural gas, or install a programmable thermostat. To top it all off, CPS is offering an additional incentive of up to $2,000 if the energy upgrades you install result in reducing your home’s energy waste by 15% or more. That’s a nice chunk of change to have in your pocket, plus the savings you will see on your monthly energy bill. To find out more (including a complete list of current rebates and incentives) and get started on you energy saving program, check out the CPS Energy Savers website.
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