When it comes to appliances, making purchasing decisions can be difficult. One must consider when to replace an old appliance and purchase a new one. Many people forget to keep in mind that the cost of the new appliance does not stop when it leaves the store. In order to operate it, energy must also be purchased on a continual basis. That being said, it is wise to invest in an energy efficient appliance that will save money in the long run. Several factors make today’s greener machines more effective, including more efficient motors that cycle on less frequently and machines that are better insulated such as the newer water heaters.
New construction program- design help and appliance discounts
Lighting is discounted in participating stores and through the Smart Living Catalog SmartLiving Catalog: http://www.efi.org/smartliving/ or order toll-free at 800-527-4448
Appliances EnergyStar indirect or on-demand natural gas hot water heater- $300 rebate Central AC- rebate available- $500 for 14.5 SEER/12.5 EER rated Geothermal heat pumps- $500 per ton (up to $1500) for ARI-rated geothermal systems Gas and Oil Furnace Rebate- $500 rebate for Energy Star gas furnace or 84% efficient oil unit call OPM at 1-866-940-4676 and click on “Furnace Replacement Rebate” at http://ct.gov/opm/
Funded by electric ratepayers to support renewable electricity generation
Solar photovoltaic (electric) rebates (out of funding until July 2010) No CT sales/property tax. Financing- solar electricity lease program- no upfront $ www.ctsolarlease.com Solar hot water heating incentives coming, contact Clean Energy Fund. No CT sales/property tax.
CT Clean Energy Options and CT Clean Energy Communities
The Solar Power Purchase Agreement (SPPA) is an alternative to financing and owning the system. It offers you an opportunity to install solar power at your facility without paying upfront costs or worrying about system operation and maintenance. Sometimes referred to as a “third party” ownership model, this approach lets you focus on your core mission, while solar experts manage your energy system. For 15 to 20 years, you enjoy predictable, pre-set electricity prices, and power from a solar system that is a source of pride for your organization.