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Company Offering $25 A/C Rebates, Energy-Saving Thermostats

Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: May 21, 2013
10 a.m.

NEW YORK - Too good to be true? Con Edison will give $25 to residential customers who buy an ENERGY STAR® room air conditioner.

The company is offering the bounty to customers who make their purchase between May 20 and Aug. 30. Rebates are limited to two per account holder, and customers can find the application here:

The program is part of Con Edison’s ongoing effort to help customers save money and protect the environment. ENERGY STAR® air conditioners use at least 10 percent less electricity than other models.

For customers with central air and heating systems, Con Edison is offering a free smart thermostat to control the temperature in their home, business or religious building remotely. With the thermostat, a customer can adjust the temperature via the internet or with a smart phone and save energy.

Con Edison will install the Carrier thermostats, valued at $300, for free. Residential or residential religious-rate customers will receive a gift of $25 after installation. Business customers will receive $50.

The thermostats allow Con Edison to remotely adjust the amount of electricity a central air-conditioning system uses. Con Edison will make those adjustments when it needs to reduce electricity use. A customer can override the company’s adjustment.

Customers can get information here:

Residential customers living in one- to four-family homes who replace older heating and cooling systems with energy-efficient systems through the Green Team can save money on their utility bills. With Con Edison’s Heating and Cooling Rebates for Homes program, participants can apply for rebates up to $1,000 per installed measure. For information, go to:

Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $42 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York.

Consolidated Edison, Inc. is in the global Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) S&P 500 2012 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) and has been recognized by the CDP for six years in a row. 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,, or Facebook at Power of Green.

Con Edison has an energy efficiency program for almost everyone. For information, visit, or call the Con Edison Green Team at 1-877-870-6118.

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