ENERGY CONSERVATION in the HOME
The average household in the City of Port Angeles uses 1440 kWh per month.
The largest energy use in most homes is space heating, so energy consumption is typically higher in the winter and lower in the summer. Some basic tips on saving energy in the home are available in the City's Conservation Tips brochure.
The City also provides free energy saving devices such as low flow showerheads and faucet aerators. Details are available in the Conservation Devices brochure.
ENERGY CONSERVATION and HOME IMPROVEMENTS
If you are considering making improvements to your existing home, the City can help you make it more energy efficient. Rebates are available for: air-sealing, increased insulation levels, energy efficient window replacement, and heat pump conversions. For details on the rebates see the City's Residential Rebates brochure.
To qualify the house must be electrically heated and provided electricity by the City of Port Angeles. Some rebates are only available for work performed by a City Authorized Contractor.
The City must provide advance written approval of work being performed to qualify for a rebate. See the following sections for details on rebates and applications.
Increasing insulation levels in your home can make it more comfortable and reduce heating needs. The City offers rebates for upgrading thermal insulation levels in ceilings, floors and walls of existing houses.
The City offers a rebate for replacing single pane windows, single pane windows with storm windows, or metal framed dual pane windows with windows that have a National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) rated U-value of 0.30 or lower.
If you are considering converting your current electric heating system to a heat pump, rebates are available to help you install a more efficient heat pump.
The Heat Pump Buyer's Guide provides valuable information on how heat pumps work and the economics of installing a heat pump. To qualify for a rebate the heat pump must be in installed in an existing home that is electrically heated and installed in accordance with the Air-Source Heat Pump Installation Specifications. This rebate is not available for new construction.
If you are changing lighting in your home, rebates are available for the purchase and installation of electronically ballasted lighting fixtures and lamps and screw-in Compact Fluorescent Lamps that are Energy Star ® approved and are not part of the Change-A-Light program.
Electric lighting accounts for 20% of all electricity used in the United States. In the typical residence lighting may account for 10% of the total energy use. By using electronically ballasted fluorescent lighting you can save up to 70% of the energy used for lighting in your home.
Information on lighting rebates and the rebate application for lighting products is available in the Residential Lighting Rebates brochure. Information on approved lighting products is available at the Energy Star ® website at: www.energystar.gov .
- LOCAL DISCOUNTED CFLs AVAILABLE The City is a participant in the Simple Steps Smart Savings promotion, which provides a variety of CFLs and specialty CFLs at discounted prices available at participating retailers. For more information on available discounted CFLs visit the Simple Steps Smart Savings website at: www.simplestepsnw.com. Local participating retailers include: Swains General Store, Thurman Supply, Hartnagel Building Supply, Angeles Millwork & Lumber, Safeway, Walmart, Home Depot, and Costco.
Rebates not available for lighting products discounted through the Simple Steps Smart Savings promotion.
Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) contain a small amount of mercury that allows the bulbs to burn efficiently. For information on disposal and clean up of broken CFLs and mercury is available below.
CFLs and Mercury - FAQs
For information on local disposal options for CFLs and other fluorescent lighting, visit the City'sRecycling webpage
Step 1 The first step is to purchase and install a qualified clothes washer, refrigerator, freezer or water heater.
Step 2 After you install the appliance, the next step is to complete and sign the application section of this brochure (see panels below and at right). Be sure to include the Manufacturer and model number of the Appliance.
Step 3 Mail your application and original purchase receipts to:
Weatherwise Service PO Box 1150 Port Angeles, WA 98362-0217 .
Please include the proof of recycling if applying for refrigerator recycling rebate
$100 REBATE FOR OLD REFRIGERATORS AND FREEZERS Retire that old refrigerator or freezer energy hog and receive a $100 rebate.
Take your old, still operating, 10 cubic feet or larger refrigerator or freezer to the Regional Transfer Station. Units must be clean inside - no leftovers allowed. Be sure to get a receipt as proof of recycling. Fill out the rebate application and turn in with your receipt to City Hall.
The charge to recycle this type of appliance is $30 so this will net you $70 back in your pocket after the rebate! What a Deal!
Rebate available only for City of Port Angeles Electric Utility Customers, and limit 1 rebate per household. Rebate application available at City Hall or click Residential Appliance Rebates
ENERGY CONSERVATION for COMMERCIAL and INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMERS
If you are considering making improvements to your existing commercial building, the City can help you.
Rebates are available for new commercial appliances including refrigerators, freezers, and clothes washers. For details see the City's Commercial Appliance Rebates brochure. Rebates are also available for qualifying insulation upgrades in office and retail buildings with 5000 square foot floor areas or less.
COMMERCIAL and INDUSTRIAL LIGHTING IMPROVEMENTS
Rebates are available for qualified lighting improvements in existing commercial and industrial buildings. For details on the available rebates see the City's Rebates for Business brochure.
To qualify the building must be electrically heated. These rebates are not available for new construction.
COMMERCIAL and INDUSTRIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECTS
Rebates for energy efficiency improvements to commercial and industrial buildings may be available from the City. The City must provide written approval of Custom Project Proposals before any equipment is purchased or any work is performed to qualify for a rebate.