Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Gift Yourself – with Rebates!

We all love gifts that keep on giving, and with rebates on energy-efficient bulbs, you can’t go wrong. Save once on the cost of the bulbs – and again on the energy you’ll save for years to come.

Your local utility likely has a rebate program until December 31. Now is the time to take advantage of these rebates before they run out.

So why would utilities actually pay you to save money? Because it also saves them money. Upfront costs for acquiring equipment and maintaining infrastructure can be lowered, and the payback period shortened. The bottom line is that it costs much less to give consumers incentives for saving than it does to build new power plants.   
 
As energy-hogging incandescent bulbs slowly make their way out of our homes and economy, the rebates will become less. So if you’ve been thinking of making the switch, take advantage of today’s programs to save even more tomorrow.

Rebates are available with all types of lamps, fixtures, ballasts, and controls. There are two types of rebates:
·         Prescriptive rebates give you a specific dollar amount, such as $10 per bulb.
·         Custom rebates are given based upon pre-approved energy-saving measures, typically performed in new building construction or renovations. These rebates are delivered only after energy audits and final inspections are complete.

With more than 3,000 U.S. utility companies and thousands of lighting products, how can you find information about the rebates? Just click here and enter your zip code. A search in the Rochester, NY area yielded a whopping 68 energy rebate programs available right now.

If you’ve been hoarding incandescent bulbs in anticipation of their demise in the local big box stores, now may be the time to make the switch. Consider it a gift to yourself – and to Mother Earth! 



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