Consolidated Cooperative offers a variety of rebates to encourage the use of energy-efficient products.
But first, you might wonder:
Why is my electric utility encouraging me to use less of its product?
We get that question a lot. We’re not forced to promote energy efficiency by any regulatory body. Consolidated Cooperative is not-for-profit and owned by you, its members. That means we operate in your best interest, and energy efficiency is in everyone’s best interest. The old saying in our industry is, “The kilowatt-hour you don’t use is one you don’t have to generate”—and pay for.
To learn more and apply for any of these rebates, call Consolidated at 800-421-5863.
Water heaters: $200 or $400 rebate, plus monthly incentive
-$200 rebate for 50-gallon electric water heater with 6- to 10-year warranty
-$400 rebate for 50-gallon electric water heater with lifetime warranty
To be eligible, members must agree to have a load-management switch installed on the water heater. The switch cycles the water heater on and off during times of extremely high electricity use—typically on the very coldest winter days during early morning or early evening hours. Most consumers don’t notice a difference in the availability of hot water during cycling. Load-management techniques like this one help to keep rates stable for all Consolidated consumers by keeping electric use from reaching a new peak. Every time a new peak is set, a new, higher price for electricity is set, too.
In addition to the rebate, you’ll get a $2 credit on every electric bill for participating in load management. Before you purchase a new water heater, call Consolidated at 800-421-5863 to discuss the rebate amount you may qualify for.
Dual-fuel heat pump: $600, plus monthly incentive
Dual-fuel heat pumps are some of the most energy-efficient heating and cooling units available. In a traditional heat pump, when the temperature drops below a certain temperature – which are set per house, and system – electric heat strips kick in, which can greatly increase heating costs. A dual-fuel heat pump has fuel oil, natural gas, and propane as its extreme-cold backup, instead, allowing the unit to work more efficiently and less expensively.
To be eligible, members must agree to have a load management switch installed on the electric heat pump. The switch cycling the unit on and off during times of extremely high electricity use – typically on the very hottest, most humid summer days during early morning or eyeing hours. The fan continues to circulate air even when the cooling unit is cycled on and off. Most consumers don’t notice a difference in temperature during cycling. Load management techniques like this one help to keep rates stable for all Consolidated consumers by keeping electric use from reaching a new peak. Every time a new peak is set, a new, higher price for electricity is set, too.
Geothermal heat pump systems: $1,000
Another type of energy-efficient system – the Geothermal Heat Pump – is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to heat and cool your home. For heating, the systems extracts heat from the ground and transfers it to your home using a liquid that is circulated through underground pipes. When you need cooling, the system takes the heat from your home and transfers it back to the ground. A Geothermal Heat Pump can:- save you up to 60% on your heating and cooling costs.
For the geothermal heat pump rebate, members will earn a $1,000 rebate just by installing the system into their home. Consolidated Electric will verify installation.
Note: Consolidated will honor the rebate up to 12 months after install. Please contact our office for additional details and guidelines for all rebates.