Oct 7, 2012 / 11:36 am
BC Hydro is partnering with 19 Vernon retailers to offer incentives for the purchase of energy-efficient products during October, which is Power Smart Month.
Power Smart discounts are available to customers for in-store purchases of energy-efficient lighting, televisions and appliances.
BC Hydro uses Power Smart Month to show how easy it is to make smart energy use choices and save money on monthly electricity bills.
As well, BC Hydro will provide increased rebates and incentives to help encourage energy conservation throughout the year.
Participating retailers in Vernon include:
- Andre’s Audiotronic
- Canadian Tire
- City Furniture
- Future Shop
- Home Depot
- Home Hardware
- London Drugs
- Cooper’s Foods
- Save on Foods
- Real Canadian Superstore
- The Bay
- The Brick
- The Source
Customers can save up to $6 on select ENERGY STAR compact fluorescent light bulbs and up to $8 on ENERGY STAR LED bulbs.
Some retailers are also offering additional savings on ENERGY STAR fixtures like ceiling fans, and other energy-saving devices like motion sensors for lighting and power bars.
Some retailers are also offering a 12 per cent discount on select energy-efficient ENERGY STAR rated televisions and major appliances, as well as double the mail-in rebates on select ENERGY STAR clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators and freezers.
More than 700 retailers in over 90 communities across the province are participating in Power Smart month incentives.
For a complete list of all rebates and specials and for more information visit their website.
BC Hydro reports that energy efficient, ENERGY STAR lighting, televisions and appliances can help reduce electricity costs.
- LEDs use at least 75 per cent less energy than incandescent lighting and can last up to 25 years.
- ENERGY STAR televisions use up to 30 per cent less electricity than standard models.
- ENERGY STAR fridges and freezers use 20 per cent less energy.
- ENERGY STAR washing machines are 36 per cent more efficient and a front-loading washing machine can cut water use by nearly 40 per cent.
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