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Local Hawaii Rebates
Many local utility companies have developed online questionnaires and calculators to help you identify potential savings from making energy efficiency improvements. In Hawaii, the PUC administers energy efficiency rebates through Hawaii Energy. Hawaii Energy offers rebates and incentives to Hawaii ratepayers for a variety of energy efficient upgrades, such as lighting, appliances, water heaters, and more.
Hawaii Energy’s refrigerator trade up program offers free removal of old refrigerators and money when you opt for energy efficient models. Soon they will be offering home performance energy audits which could be free or for very low-cost to determine the projects that would help you slash your energy consumption.
You can find free or discounted products at the Hawaii Energy marketplace —light bulbs, programmable thermostats, shower heads, faucet aerators, and even advanced technology power management strips. Many other States offer demand pricing strategies (sometimes called hourly pricing, dynamic pricing, and real-time pricing) to help you save. Check Hawaii Energy’s website for a variety of available programs – and bookmark that site. You can opt-in to receive updates and new rebate and incentive offerings.
The Bottom Line…
By investing in energy efficiency enhancements today, you can reap both short and long-term gains that include reducing your monthly utility bills, boosting home performance, and improving your family’s health and comfort.
Since home buyers increasingly factor energy efficiency into their decision-making, these upgrades could provide a marketing edge when you sell your house.
Consider this: 60 percent of consumers are interested in a home’s sustainability, according to the 2017 REALTORS® and Sustainability report by the National Association of REALTORS®.