Upgrade your home energy savings

Upgrade your home energy savings

Upgrading to a heat pump, heat pump water heater, or smart thermostat can reduce your energy costs significantly. With big rebates available, there’s never been a better time to make the change.

The ENERGY STAR® Home Upgrade includes the six highest-impact, most energy-efficient improvements you can make in your home. Rebates are available for upgrades to these ENERGY STAR certified products:

  • Up to $450 off air-source heat pumps
  • Up to $400 off ductless mini-split heat pumps
  • Up to $400 off heat pump water heaters
  • Up to $100 off smart thermostats

Upgrading to these ENERGY STAR certified products can improve the air quality of your home, boost your efficiency and comfort, and prevent energy loss.

Explore our rebates at pplelectric.com/rebates.

Save energy and money during Energy Awareness Month

Save energy and money during Energy Awareness Month

There are opportunities all throughout your home to help you save money by using less energy. We could all use a few extra dollars these days. That’s why we developed a virtual, online experience to help you find those hidden savings.

Here are a few easy tips that you’ll discover when you start your virtual energy saving journey at SaveWithPPL.com.

Switch. Then flip the switch.

It sounds simple, but if you haven’t made the switch to LED lightbulbs, you’re leaving money on the table. LEDs may look more expensive at the cash register, but they pay off. They have the same brightness as traditional bulbs, but they use 90% less energy and can save you up to $75 a year in electricity. Plus, they last 35 times longer than traditional bulbs.

Get a thermostat with a higher IQ

When the temperature outside fluctuates, it’s easy to forget to change your inside thermostat – or to know what temperature to change it to. A smart thermostat can help.

These devices automatically adjust based on your behavior, your preferences, and the current temperature. And you can change your temperature from anywhere using a mobile app. Install a smart thermostat and you could save up to $50 a year in energy.

We even offer rebates up to $100 to get you started.

You may be leaking money.

Keep warm air from escaping your home this winter by installing weatherstripping. Even the smallest gaps can lead to big leaks. You could save up to 15% on your energy bill when you weatherstrip your leaky doors and windows. Check out tips on how to track down air leaks on our blog at pplelectric.com/airleaks.

Save now. Save later.

If the refrigerator in your kitchen — or even the one in your garage — was made before 1993, we’ve got bad news and good news.

The bad news? You’re probably using twice the energy you need. The good news? We’ll pay you $50 for that energy monster and haul it away for free so you can upgrade to an ENERGY STAR® certified refrigerator.

For more information on ways to save — including tips, tools, and rebates — and to check out our new virtual energy efficiency home tour, visit SaveWithPPL.com.

*ENERGY STAR is the source for all savings estimates noted above.

How does your attic measure up?

How does your attic measure up?

According to ENERGY STAR®, 9 out of 10 homes in the U.S. are under-insulated. To see if you’re ready for cooler winter temperatures, use the following steps to check your insulation levels. Then, you can earn up to $700 in combined air sealing and insulation rebates.

Diagram of how to measure insulationGrab some gloves, a ruler and a flashlight, head upstairs and check your attic insulation:

  • Visual check. Scan your attic to see if the insulation is level with or below the floor joists. If it is, chances are you need more insulation.
  • Measure up. Using a ruler or measuring tape, measure the depth of your insulation. 16”-18” of insulation depth is typically recommended for northern climates.

If your insulation needs an update, our rebates can help. We offer attic insulation rebates for 75% of the cost (up to $500 for electric heat and up to $200 for non-electric heat).

Before you insulate, consider updating your air sealing to improve energy efficiency and help prevent moisture and mold. We offer an additional rebate of up to $200 for air sealing, which can improve efficiency by up to 20%.

Plus, if you’re a PPL Electric customer, you can earn up to $350 in bonus rebates when pairing an attic insulation upgrade with other qualifying measures. Learn more on our Comprehensive Retrofit Bonus page.

Looking for some assistance? We can help you find a contractor for your next home project: pplelectric.com/contractor

Not sure if attic insulation is right for you? Schedule a Virtual Home Energy Assessment: pplelectric.com/virtualassessment

There’s money hiding in your home. Let’s go find it

There’s money hiding in your home. Let’s go find it

It’s Energy Awareness Month! We could all use a few extra dollars these days. That’s why we’ve created a new interactive digital home tool so you can find the savings hiding in your home. Go ahead and explore. Click. Swipe. Rotate. You’ll discover rebates, offers and hacks to make your savings really add up. Now hop in, start saving and discover hundreds of dollars in rebates 

Let’s keep things simple with energysaving tips that are easy to do and easy on your wallet. Here are just a few ways to save energy in your home, from your kitchen to your living room and every room in between. 

Make the switch. Flip the switch.

It sounds simple, but if you haven’t made the switch to LED lightbulbs, you’re leaving money on the table. LEDs may look more expensive at the cash register, but they pay off. They have the same brightness as traditional bulbs, but they use 90% less energy and can save you up to $75 a year in electricity costs. Plus, they last 35 times longer than traditional bulbs.  

Get a thermostat with a higher IQ

When the temperature outside fluctuates, it’s easy to forget to change your inside thermostat or to know what temperature to change it to. A smart thermostat can help. These devices automatically adjust based on your behavior, your preferences, and the current temperature. And you can change your thermostat from anywhere using a mobile app. Install a smart thermostat and you could save up to $50 a year in energy costs. We even offer rebates up to $100 to get you started.  

You may be leaking money

Keep warm air from escaping your home this winter by installing weatherstripping. Even the smallest gaps can lead to big leaks. You could save up to 15% on your energy bill when you weatherstrip your leaky doors and windows. Check out tips on how to track down air leaks on our blog.

Save now. Save later. 

If the refrigerator in your kitchen — or even the one in your garage — was made before 1993, we’ve got bad news and good news. The bad news? You’re probably using twice the energy you need. The good news? We’ll pay you $50 for that energy monster and haul it away for free so you can upgrade to an ENERGY STAR® certified refrigerator. For more information on ways to save — including tips, tools and rebates — and to check out our new virtual energy efficiency home tour, visit savewithppl.com 

  

Getting away? Don’t forget to pack your energy efficiency checklist

Getting away? Don’t forget to pack your energy efficiency checklist

Give your water heater a vacation too 

If you havent yet, check your water heater for an away or vacation setting. If your model doesnt have this option, lower the temperature of your water heater before you leave home. Water heating can account for 20% of your energy use, so why heat water youre not going to use? 

Turn off the A/C 

Raise your thermostat so the A/C won’t turn on during your time away. When you get back home, return your thermostat to its normal level slowly, two degrees at a time. You could also step up to a smart thermostat if you want to save energy and still come home to cool rooms. This little efficiency wonder will allow you to control your HVAC unit remotely from an app while youre away. A programmable thermostat can’t be controlled remotely but can be set to fit your schedule.  

Pull the plug on all appliances you won’t be using 

Just turning devices off won’t keep them from using energy. Everything from your television to your microwave uses energy even when it is not switched on. It’s an energy drain called phantom power. You can unplug devices by hand or step up to smart power strips if you want to get more advanced. Many of these power strips sense motion, or take their cues from a key device like your TV, to know when to power on and off and knock out that phantom power that can eat away at your energy costs.  

Use your lights for security and savings 

If the movies have taught us anything, it’s that a few strategically placed lights will properly deter robbers. Putting your lights on timers will give the impression that your home is occupied. If you’d like to take your lighting to another level, leverage LEDs and smart lighting to maximize your security and efficiency. 

Keep the heat out 

You can save by closing your window coverings while you’re away. Nearly 76% of sunlight that hits your windows enters your home and becomes heat. To keep things energy efficient and secure, start closing your drapes or blinds a few weeks before going away. It will allow you to leave them closed while you’re away 

For more energy-efficient ways to save, visit savewithppl.com.