Cleveland Public Power & Efficiency Smart are helping residential and business electric utility customers to save money and energy this fall by mailing them valuable money-saving coupons for energy-efficient compact fluorescent lighting (CFL).These coupons will arrive in the mail this fall when
efficient lighting is needed most.
“We are getting into the season when lights need to be on longer due to days getting darker earlier, so we want to encourage utility customers to use CFLs instead of incandescent lighting,” stated Cleveland Public Power Commissioner Ivan Henderson. “Lighting is 20 to 30% of a typical residential el
ectric bill. You can save up to 67% of the cost to light your home by replacing all incandescent lights with CFLs. It makes economic sense to switch out as many light bulbs that are less efficient as possible. The quality of CFLs has greatly improved over the past several years, and they can be used in a variety of places and ways, including indoor and outdoor flood lights, recessed cans and dimmable lighting locations.”
Customers of Cleveland Public Power will receive $26 of coupons that may be redeemed for at least 14 CFLs. By replacing 14 incandescent lights, customers can save up to $518 over the life of the bulbs. The coupons will be accepted at any store that has GE brand CFLs in stock and that accepts manufacturer coupons. A list of participating stores can be found in the home lighting section of the www.EfficiencySmart.org website. Utility customers can expect to receive the coupon mailing during the 1st or 2nd week of November. The offer will expire on December 31, 2011.
Efficiency Smart also provides a guide to help consumers choose the right light for the right location on their website www.efficiencysmart.org. To learn more about Efficiency Smart initiatives to help customers save money and energy, visit the website, or call Efficiency Smart customer support at 877-889-3777.
Efficiency Smart services include rebates for energy-efficient appliances and lighting, financial rebates and free removal of old, inefficient refrigerators and freezers from homes, and rebates for over 70 energy-efficient products and services for businesses. Efficiency Smart also offers account management services and customized incentives for large commercial and industrial customers. Efficiency Smart was established by American Municipal Power for the benefit of its member communities. It is administered under contract with the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. Operations are based in Columbus, OH.