Energy Efficiency Alberta offers instant savings on energy-efficient products
September 28, 2017 — Energy Efficiency Alberta has announced it will offer instant savings on a number of energy-efficient products at over 600 participating retailers until October 29. The fall campaign is part of the Residential Retail Products Program.
By Ellen Cools
During the campaign, customers will receive instant rebates on in-store products such as LED lights, smart power strips and heavy-duty timers. They will also receive home improvement rebates of up to $3,500 on products such as windows, insulation and tankless hot water heaters installed by a certified contractor. Online rebates of up to $100 on eligible clothes washers, refrigerators and smart thermostats are also available.
A similar campaign ran during the spring and led to “major increases” in sales of energy-efficient items, Energy Efficiency Alberta said. For example, sales of LED lights increased by 8,000 to 14,500%, while sales of smart power bars increased by an average of 1,658%.
Ultimately, Albertans purchased 4.3 million products during the spring campaign Alberta. The products sold are expected to save more than 420,000 gigajoules (GJ) of energy, or the equivalent of heating 3,523 homes, the organization says.
“The spring campaign was a huge success, proving once again that Albertans embraced the many ways we can make our homes more efficient and comfortable. We’re continuing to build on this momentum to further reduce energy use,” said Monica Curtis, CEO, Energy Efficiency Alberta.
Additionally, Energy Efficiency Alberta programs provide incentives for families, businesses, non-profits and communities to invest in energy-saving projects. The organization says these programs have supported the creation of 1,300 private sector jobs in Alberta’s energy efficiency sector.