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Monday, November 26, 2012

LG&E, KU offering rebates ranging from $50-$300 on Energy Star appliance purchases

For shoppers interested in extra savings on major appliances this holiday season and beyond, be sure to look for a star – an ENERGY STAR that is.

(Photo from LG&E-KU)


Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric offer rebates ranging from $50 to $300 to help residential customers offset the purchasing costs of certain ENERGY STAR certified refrigerators, clothes washers, dishwashers, freezers and heat pump water heaters.

Since the Home Energy Rebate Program’s official launch in May, nearly 9,000 rebates have been paid to customers. Refrigerator rebates have been the most popular among customers, accounting for nearly 40 percent of all rebates.

Rebates also are available for certain high-efficiency central air conditioners, air-source heat pumps and window film.

“Up to 70 percent of home energy use may be attributed to heating, cooling and appliances,” said David Huff, director of customer energy efficiency and smart grid strategy for LG&E and KU. “We want to help make energy-efficient options more affordable to our customers, which will therefore help them save energy and money over time.”

Qualifying ENERGY STAR appliances purchased since Nov. 9, 2011 are eligible for rebates.

How to Apply

1. Purchase a qualifying ENERGY STAR refrigerator, clothes washer, freezer, dishwasher or heat pump water heater.
2. Start your application online at lge-ku.com/rebate or by calling 1-800-356-5467.
3. Receive a copy of your application by mail for your signature.
4. Sign and return your completed application and proof of purchase using the complimentary
business reply envelope.
5. Receive a rebate check within six to eight weeks.

Looking for More Savings?

Apply for your rebate — and earn an additional $30 by scheduling an appointment to have LG&E and KU haul away and properly recycle your old, working full-size refrigerator or freezer.

Weekday, evening and Saturday appliance pick-up appointments are available. Customers can submit a request online at lge-ku.com/rebate or by calling 1-800-356-5467.

The Home Energy Rebates Program and the Fridge and Freezer Recycling Program are part of the LG&E and KU expanded Energy Efficiency portfolio approved by the Kentucky Public Service Commission in November 2011.

The Energy Efficiency portfolio has the ability to reduce 500 megawatts of demand by 2018 if customers take advantage of these programs. To learn more, visit lge-ku.com/savingenergy.

From LG&E-KU