By Renée Francoeur
Along with the return of instant rebates on LED bulbs, Power Smart now offers instant rebates on a number of other technologies, such as lighting controls, smart power bars, plug-in timers, low-flow showerheads, weatherstripping and window insulating film kits.
From September 30 – October 31, 2016, at participating retailers province-wide, consumers can get these instant rebates and until January 31, 2017, they can also receive a Manitoba Hydro bill credit for the purchase of a “smart thermostat” and/or Energy Star-certified washing machine or washer/dryer pair. Customers can purchase eligible products from any retailer of their choice, or buy online, and then visit Manitoba Hydro’s website at hydro.mb.ca/savings to apply for their rebate.
Since the first LED rebate program launched in the fall of 2014, more than 85,000 households have purchased Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving roughly $3.6 million a year on their electricity bills, according to the utility.
“Our customers have responded overwhelmingly to our earlier promotions by purchasing and using LEDs in their homes,” said Lloyd Kuczek, vice-president of customer care & energy conservation for Manitoba Hydro. “Our goal with this new promotion is to continue to help our residential customers learn more about other energy-efficient technologies so they can lower their energy bills.”
Retailers participating in the instant rebate promotion this October are: Ace Canada, Best Buy, Canadian Tire, Co-op grocery stores, Co-op home centres, Costco, EG Penner, Grunthal Lumber, Home Hardware, London Drugs, McMunn & Yates Building Supplies, Robinson Lighting, Rona and Rona Home & Garden, The Home Depot and WM Dyck & Sons.