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Are You Taking Advantage of Utility Rebate Programs?

January 22, 2019

The holidays are coming to a close and it’s the start of a new year. If you’re looking for a way to save in 2019, then we may have some ideas to help when it comes to your gas and electricity expenses.

Participate in Utility Rebates
Most utility companies offer great energy efficiency-related rebates and incentive programs that you can participate in while still getting competitive rates from your energy supplier, like us, AEP Energy! Utility programs range from appliance recycling, efficient lighting discounts, all the way to energy assessments. In addition to being more environmentally conscious, participating in these types of programs could even affect your bottom line. In fact, EnergyStar.Gov says that “sixty-eight percent of adults like to do business with companies that are environmentally responsible.”

To find out what kind of programs your business is eligible for, contact your utility.

Small Changes Can Add Up
Small businesses typically consume the most energy for lighting and cooling, so focusing here first could be the best way to save some money. These are a few products that could cut costs on lighting and space cooling:

Lighting

  • Efficient fluorescent (T5/T8) or LED
  • LED Exit signs
  • Occupancy sensors/lighting controls
  • LED exterior lighting with controls

Space Cooling

  • High efficiency HVAC
  • HVAC controls
  • Air side economizer
  • Variable Frequency Drives
Source: AEP Ohio
You can check out our blog on energy efficiency for energy tips year-round. Happy New Year!
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