With summer here and temperatures rising, PSEG Long Island reminds customers that numerous rebate and incentive programs for equipment and appliances are available to help reduce their energy usage and lower their bills.
“PSEG Long Island wants to give our customers the tools they need to take control of their energy usage, because usage is the biggest determining factor in the overall amount on their bills,” said Michael Voltz, PSEG Long Island’s director of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. “And when more and more people take advantage of these tools, we also reduce overall peak demand, which saves all of our customers money next year.”
PSEG Long Island must purchase power in advance, basing the amount on load forecasts and state-mandated capacity requirements that incorporate peak-usage levels from previous years. By reducing peak usage this year, the company lowers the amount of power that must be purchased in advance for next summer.
PSEG Long Island’s rebates and incentives include:
$70 – $100 Rebates
Customers can reduce their home energy costs by installing a new ENERGY STAR® certified Smart thermostat. Programmable thermostats offer pre-programmed settings to deliver savings without sacrificing comfort.
Solar Covers and Heat Pump Pool Heaters
$75 – $1,000 Rebates
Customers with swimming pools can install an energy efficient heat pump pool heater to maximize their savings while enjoying a swim. These typically last longer than gas pool heaters and they normally have much lower annual operating costs because of their higher efficiencies. Solar pool cover rebates are available to customers who have applied for a Heat Pump Pool Heater rebate since 2020.
Lawn Equipment (Rechargeable)
$20 – $30 Rebates
Purchasing a rechargeable lawn mower, blower, and/or weed trimmer can save customers money while benefiting the environment. These powerful tools work to the same standards as their gas counterparts without producing greenhouse gas emissions.
To learn more about rebates on smart thermostats, heat pump pool heaters, lawn equipment and more, visit https://www.psegliny.com/saveenergyandmoney/energystarrebates.
Home Comfort Program
$40 (central air conditioner tune up) to several thousand dollars (whole house heat pumps)
The Home Comfort Program promotes energy efficiency with the installation of high efficiency, properly-sized, quality installed ducted/ductless residential heat pump systems. The goal is to reduce fossil fuel emissions by electrifying residential heating systems using heat pumps and controls to both heat and cool the home.
To learn more about the Home Comfort Program, visit https://www.psegliny.com/saveenergyandmoney/homeefficiency/homecomfort.