PUD offers more incentives for energy efficiency in 2013

Snohomish County PUD can help homeowners save money on energy costs with special offers on heat pumps, duct sealing and insulation, efficient windows and lighting. They include:

Better Heat Pump Incentives: Install a ductless heat pump this year, and you’ll get an incentive of up to $1,200 (was $800 in 2012). These units not only reduce your PUD bill, but they improve comfort in your home. Customers can also receive $2,000 to $2,500 for converting from electric resistance heating to a ducted heat pump system. In the case of the most efficient systems, that’s more than double the previous incentive.

Weatherization: For duct sealing and insulation work, the utility now offers $5 per linear foot, up to $800, which is up to double the amount of the old incentive. Upgrades from single-pane to double-pane windows now carry an incentive of $8 per square foot and $6 per square foot for upgrading metal frame double pane windows (previously $3 per square foot).

More Efficient Lighting: Discounts are available on compact fluorescent light bulbs and LED bulbs at a network of local retailers. More and more consumers are turning to LEDs, which are highly efficient and last up to 20 years. For local retailers, see www.snopud.com/efficientlighting.

Fridge Recycling: Responsibly recycle old, energy-wasting fridges and freezers and start saving up to $200 annually. The PUD will even come to your home and haul it away for free. To schedule a pick-up, call 1-877-577-0510.

For more program details and qualifications, visit www.snopud.com or call the PUD Energy Hotline at 425-783-1700 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

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