Uniondale, NY - March 22, 2017 - Spring is officially here and PSEG Long Island is reminding its customers how to save energy and money this season by becoming more energy efficient. Since winter’s chill is still with us, customers can use this time to think warm thoughts of spring and summer activities—and how to save money while enjoying the heat!
Time for some spring cleaning?
Though it may still feel like winter outside, doing some spring cleaning around the house is a good way to help it feel like spring inside. This is the perfect opportunity to finally do something about the old, inefficient refrigerator or freezer sitting around the house or garage. PSEG Long Island will come to a home or office and pick up an old, working refrigerator or freezer for free and recycle it responsibly. Along with the energy savings customers receive by recycling their inefficient appliance, those participating in the recycling program will also receive a $50 reward. An additional bonus $35 voucher will be given if an old, working room air conditioner or dehumidifier is recycled at the same time as the refrigerator pick up.
Daydreaming about taking a dip in the pool?
Memorial Day is the unofficial kick-off to summer and the start of pool season for many Long Islanders. But before cannonballing into the water, customers need to make sure that their pool is in good condition. If customers find that they need to replace their pool pump, PSEG Long Island is here to help. The utility offers rebates of up to $350 on new ENERGY STAR® certified pool pumps. A new ENERGY STAR certified model will use up to 70% less energy than a standard unit.
Got a hankering for some backyard grilling?
Long Island summers are all about a good backyard barbeque with friends and families. But make sure there is good lighting to make sure the festivities really shine. LED lights use 75 percent less energy and will last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs, helping to keep the BBQ going even when the sun goes down. PSEG Long Island offers discounts on LED lighting throughout the year at participating retailers or through its Online Energy Efficiency Products Catalog.
Too hot outside?
Though too much heat sounds far-fetched now, it can be very refreshing stepping into an air-conditioned room after being out in the summer sun all day. If a customer’s room air conditioner or even central air conditioning system barely made it through last summer, now is a good time to look into a newer and more efficient system before the summer heat hits us. PSEG Long Island offers a rebate of up to $50 on a new ENERGY STAR certified room air conditioner. An energy efficient model uses approximately 15 percent less energy than conventional models. The utility also offers rebates of up to $600 on a central air conditioning system through its Cool Homes program. Rebates are available for ducted central air conditioners, ducted air source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, and ductless mini split systems.
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a 12-year contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company with annual revenues of approximately $10.4 billion.