Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release
August 11, 2011
SAVE MONEY WITH CON EDISON AIR CONDITIONING REBATES
NEW YORK – Con Edison’s Green Team said today that over 19,000 New York City and Westchester County residents have received rebates for purchasing energy efficient air conditioners and central a/c systems this year, and have netted over $300,000 in energy savings.
The company reminds customers that $30 rebates are still available for customers who purchase ENERGY STAR® room air conditioners this summer. They can also receive up to a $600 rebate for installing high-efficiency central air conditioning equipment. Homeowners may also be eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $500 and other manufacturer incentives.
Cooling and heating costs the average homeowner about $1,000 a year - nearly half the home's total energy bill. Increasing energy efficiency is a great way to save money while reducing the strain on our natural resources. Going green can save you some green.
These Green Team programs have helped New York City and Westchester County residents save 2215 megawatt hours of electricity equaling over $332,250.
“Whether you cool your home with a window air conditioner or if you have central air, Con Edison has a rebate to help you save money this summer.” said Cristina Coltro, Con Edison program manager. “If your air conditioner is more than 12 years old, replacing it with an ENERGY STAR qualified model can cut your cooling costs by 30%.”
All residential customers in New York City and Westchester County are eligible for the Room Air Conditioner Rebate program. Residential customers who live in one-to-four family homes in New York City and Westchester County are eligible for the Heating and Cooling Rebates for Homes program.
Con Edison has an energy efficiency program available for almost everyone. For more information, visit www.conEd.com/greenteam, or call Con Edison’s Green Team at 1-877-870-6118.
Con Edison provides electric, gas and steam service to more than three million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. The global Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has ranked Consolidated Edison, Inc. #1 among all S&P 500 companies in its 2010 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, as well as # 1 among utilities in the CDP’s new Carbon Performance Leadership Index. Consolidated Edison, Inc. also has been recognized for its environmental performance by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy and other organizations.
For additional information, visit us on the Web at www.conEd.com, at our green site, www.conEd.com/thepowerofgreen, or find us on Facebook at Power of Green.