Puget Sound Energy offers rebates to customers who upgrade
February 12, 2010
NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 12, 2010
Western Washington homeowners who install energy-efficient water and heating equipment now qualify for rebates from Puget Sound Energy.
The energy provider extends rebates to both electricity and natural gas customers. The utility offers rebates and incentives for home improvements and equipment to reduce energy use and lower bills.
Many of the measures could also qualify for as much as $1,500 in federal tax credits and $100 from the state appliance rebate program for energy-efficient clothes washers.
The added rebates for PSE customers include:
- Electric Energy Star-qualified geothermal heat pump: $1,500
- Conversion from electric forced-air-furnace to high-efficiency heat pump: $1,000
- Natural gas Energy Star-qualified boiler: $350
- Electric Energy Star-qualified heat pump water heater: $250
- Electric waste water heat recovery: $250
- Natural gas Energy Star-qualified tankless water heaters: $150-200
- High-efficiency electric storage water heater: $50
The utility will also continue to offer residential customers other rebates on energy-efficient appliances, equipment and upgrades — including discounts on compact fluorescent lighting and free duct sealing.
PSE offers up to $3,950 to convert from electric heat to natural gas; up to $1,600 for insulation installation; $800 for ductless heat pumps; up to $500 for qualifying windows; $250 for natural gas furnaces; and rebates for efficient water heaters, boilers and heat pumps.
PSE conservation programs saved customers enough energy to supply 23,000 local homes with electricity and 4,000 with natural gas for a year throughout 2008-09.
Learn more about rebates, energy-efficiency programs and ways to control energy use here or call 800-562-1482 toll free from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.