Now that we’re finally seeing some warmer weather in the forecast, that means it’s time to ready our air conditioners.  To some, that’s not a welcome change because it means tacking on extra $$$ onto their already high energy bills.

No one should wonder if it’s better to sweat it out on a hot summer day than coughing up a little extra to stay cool. Especially considering the hot summer we’re supposedly in store for.

And EnergizeCT doesn’t want you to make that painful decision, either.  They’re all about making sure you don’t wind up paying more than you should.

Like, can you imagine that you’re paying a more for A/C because you didn’t know that something’s wrong with your air conditioner?  Like, it’s past its prime or it wasn’t installed properly.

Or, maybe, you are aware of its issues.  But, you think replacing it will cost too much.

Look, I moved into a condo with a unit that’s from 1996… so, I totally get where you’re coming from.  I mean, I keep telling myself that it still works.  If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?

Well, that reasoning could be affecting my energy bills for the worse.  That unit could be sucking up more energy than it needs to in order to regulate my house’s temperature on a hot summer night.

So, it’s really nice that EnergizeCT understands that there’s people like me all over the state facing a similar dilemma. But, they agree that maybe it’s time to update that machine.  Besides, it’ll save you money in the long run.

They say, “heating and cooling account for up to 56 percent of energy used in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes.”

So, that’s why it’s important to have a unit that’s up-to-date but also energy efficient.  But, switching to an ENERGY STAR® unit will reap the most rewards.  Turns out they’re 15 percent more efficient than the competition.

And EnergizeCT wants to help you get one.  They’re offering a program that will give you rebates for installing a qualifying unit.  It’s the Quality Installation and Verification (QIV) Program.

Basically, if you’re a customer of UI, Eversource, SCG, or CNG and you’re looking at equipment that meets their energy standards, you’ll qualify for a $100-$500 rebate.  You could also qualify for more rebates depending on if you’re participating in the Home Energy Solutions program.

Sidenote: if you’re not a customer of the aforementioned companies, you can click HERE to see what other options are available to you.

So, on top of lower energy bills, you’ll get back a good portion of the money you spent on replacing your outdated equipment.

Get started by downloading the application.  From there, choose a QIV contractor to design and install your new unit.  Then, you submit your rebate application.  EnergizeCT will mail your rebate once they certify your application.

And, from there, you get to enjoy lower energy bills.  Honestly, that’s the best part.

If you need more information, call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873.)

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