Conservation is more important than ever nowadays. MEC offers rebates and tips to our members for installing energy-saving measures and adjusting their lifestyles to make their homes more efficient.
Appliances - ENERGY STAR® is the symbol for energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR qualified appliances use less energy than conventional products. Midstate Electric proudly promotes ENERGY STAR and offers rebates for qualifying appliances.
Heat Pumps - Rebates are available to members who add a qualifying heat pump to their current heating system, replace their old heat pump with a new qualifying one, or install one with new construction. Today’s electric heat pumps offer clean, safe, reliable comfort all year long, and are by far the most efficient heating and cooling systems available.
Heat Pump Water Heaters - Heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) use electricity to move heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly. Therefore, they can be two to three times more energy efficient than conventional electric resistance water heaters. To move the heat, heat pumps work like a refrigerator in reverse. There are rebates available for qualifying Heat Pump Water Heaters.
Duct Sealing - An OSU Extension Energy Services study has concluded that duct sealing can cut the cost of heating and cooling by an average of 30%. Midstate Electric offers rebates for Performance Tested Comfort Systems (PTCS) duct sealing.
Windows - Rebates are available for Midstate Electric members who install qualifying energy efficient windows. They must have electric heat as their primary heating system and their home must be fully insulated.
Weatherization - Weatherization program rebates are available for homeowners in retrofitting their homes to make them more energy efficient. Residential members with electric heat as their primary heating sytem qualify for the program.
Manufactured Homes - ENERGY STAR® rebates are available for new electrically heated manufactured homes built to NEEM/ENERGY STAR specifications.
Conservation Tips – View a few conservation tips to assist you in saving energy.
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