Energy Savings: Rebates for ‘Smart’ People
East Hampton residential and business owners are eligible for similar free rebate offers, including smart thermostats for central air-conditioning systems, energy audits, lighting upgrades for commercial customers, and rebates of up to $950 for energy-efficient swimming pool pumps.
According to Applied Energy Group, the energy industry consultancy that runs the South Fork Peak Savers incentive, more than 1,500 residential and commercial smart thermostats are enrolled in the program, with customer savings approaching $1 million per year. The energy savings are equivalent to taking 800 cars off the road for one year, precluding the release of 4,000 tons of carbon dioxide.
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