The expression on Kathleen Grady’s face says it all; her heating bill cut nearly in half and Central Lincoln Peoples Utility District (CLPUD) wrote her a rebate check for nearly $2,000 to have a new heat pump installed at her Waldport area home. It’s all part of CLPUD’s energy savings rebate program that covers everything from heating and cooling, home and commercial building weatherization, water heaters, washers, refrigerators, even light fixtures.
Ms. Grady said the beauty of heat pumps is that they provide much of the heat for the home by squeezing out the energy from outside air and sending it inside. Airrow Heating’s Garrett Bush added that even at temperatures below freezing there is still enough energy in the air that can literally be “mined” and thereby reduce the amount of heat your regular furnace must provide. “The savings are tremendous and CLPUD shares in the purchase of the heat pump,” said Bush. He adds, “There are major rebates available from the Oregon Department Energy and from CLPUD when we analyze and tight-seal heating duct leaks in your home’s heating system which produces substantial energy bill savings.”
CLPUD’s Chris Chandler said they have other energy saving rebates for “Energy Star” appliances like refrigerators and freezers of up to $25, and that includes CLPUD hauling your old refrigerator or freezer away for free, and a $30 credit on your next electric bill. Other energy rebates cover up to $70 for “Energy Star” clothes washers and up to $100 for “Energy Star” electric water heaters. For windows that are approved for energy savings, the rebate is $5 per square foot.
For a complete list of energy saving rebates from Central Lincoln Peoples Utility District, just click here.