Energy Efficiency Begins At Home For 20 Top Con Edison Contractors

Honorees Delivered Savings for Customers in 2015 -- Con Edison honored 20 companies from New York City and Westchester County for helping customers make upgrades to their homes to save energy and money.

The honorees were chosen for their work during 2015 when Con Edison residential customers made HVAC upgrades that save approximately 3,000 megawatt hours of electricity and 25,000 dekatherms of gas a year.

Con Edison paid out more than 4,300 rebates totaling $2.7 million last year to residential customers who upgraded their heating and cooling systems.

The company regularly reviews its energy efficiency programs to find new opportunities and recently announced a limited-time increased rebate on eligible mini-split heat pumps. Customers can receive a $400 rebate on this zoned ductless heating and cooling system, which can reduce energy costs by up to 30 percent.

In addition, homeowners who install qualifying mini-splits in 2016 may be eligible to receive a $300 federal tax credit. Con Edison has an energy-saving solution for everyone. Find out more at conEd.com/energyefficiency or by calling 1-877-870-6118.

Two of the contractors Con Edison honored won grand prizes. AC & Appliances Center of Queens won for helping customers make upgrades to save electricity, while Yost & Campbell of Mount Vernon won for gas.

The first-through-fifth-place winners (listed in order) for electric were: Dazong HVAC, Brooklyn Electronic Appliances, and New Star Electronics, all of Brooklyn; Bob Mims Heating and Air Conditioning of Staten Island; and Linli HVAC Contractor of Queens.

The first-through-fifth-place prizes for gas went to: Dundee Plumbing & Heating of Queens; Sears (which has multiple locations); Arctic Mechanical of Port Chester; Frank & Lindy Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning of Peekskill; and Ranshaw Fuel Oil, Plumbing & Heating of Queens.

These contractors won the Up and Comer Award for electric: New Pioneer, YW Kitchen Expert, and Windstar AC, all of Brooklyn; and Morpat Climate of Staten Island. Gas winners of the Up and Comer Award were: Keep It Cool and Systematic Control Corp., both of Queens; Carey and Walsh of Briarcliff; and Roy Mechanical of Valhalla.

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