Seattle residents can cash in on one of the rebates being offered by Seattle City Light for new, energy efficient appliances, including refrigerators, clothes washers, ductless heat pumps and more.
City Light has also worked with a number of retailers (pdf) to offer discounts on compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). ENERGY STAR CFLs use up to 75% less electricity and last 6–10 times longer than incandescent bulbs. That can amount to about $31.50 per bulb in savings over its lifetime of use! CFLs come in a variety of shapes, wattages, colors and features, and many cost under a dollar. Specialty CFLs are available for dimmable switches, 3–way switches, bathroom vanities and more. Check out this handy interactive guide to help you decide which bulb is right for which place in your home.
Interested in doing even more to save energy at home? Be sure to swing by the Community Power Works for Home site to learn about the great incentives they’re offering – it could save you up to $3,700 on a home energy upgrade!