Many of us rely on lighting fixtures and home appliances which are years or even decades out of date. While these products may be reliable and steadfast, they are also incredibly inefficient by today’s standards, and consume far more electricity and natural gas than their modern counterparts.
Energy Efficiency Alberta, a new Government of Alberta agency tasked with helping residents of the province reduce their energy consumption, is rolling out a program to incentivize the purchase of energy-efficient appliances. Residents who register for the Residential Retail Products Program will be eligible to receive rebates on a variety of appliances, lighting, and conservation products.
Products Covered by the Program
A detailed list of rebate-eligible products is due to be released soon. Currently, we know that some of the items eligible for the program will include:
- Clothes washers
- Energy Star LED light bulbs
- Heavy duty timers
- High-efficiency windows
- Load-sensing smart power strips
- Smart programmable thermostats
- Tankless water heaters
- Thermal insulation
- Water saving products, including efficient shower heads, faucet aerators, and ShowerStarts.
This program is still in its infancy, and registration is not currently available. To sign up to receive more information on when this program will launch, please visit Energy Efficient Alberta’s Residential Retail Products Program page here.