Looking to save some money? Colorado Springs Utilities has a whole pile of rebate checks, just waiting to be claimed. To get one, all you have to do is your part to save energy and water, next time you're at the store.
It's the 2007 Residential Efficiency Rebate. With it, you can get anywhere from $15 to $200 dollars back, when you purchase qualifying energy and water efficient home improvements products. Springs Utilities says so far, not very many people have taken advantage of the rebates. Stevie Wright of Lowe's Home Improvement, agrees.
"I'd say 9 out of 10 customers don't know a rebate is offered," said Wright, who works in Lowe's appliance department. CSU's rebate for an ENERGY STAR washer is $75.
"To be an ENERGY STAR qualified washer, it can't use more than 24 gallons of water," said Wright. "The washers judge the weight of your clothes, so if you put one shirt in the machine, it will only use enough water for the shirt."
Other CSU rebates include a $15 credit for programmable thermostats, and up to a $100 dollar rebate on select irrigation equipment. Scott Winter of CSU, says, he hopes customers see the rebates as an incentive to make their homes more energy and water efficient. More...