BPU Customers: Save Money With BPU Energy Programs

home energy auditEnergy efficiency isn’t just good for the planet—it’s good for your wallet, too. To help Board of Public Utilities customers save money on energy costs, BPU, with the help of the Energy Efficiency Community Collaborative, has launched two programs: energy audits and refrigerator rebates. Let’s take a quick look at the details of each program.

Energy Audit

Residential homeowners are encouraged to schedule a one-time BPU Energy Audit. The audit, a $500 value, is available to residential BPU customers for $50, a cost they’ll likely recoup by implementing recommendations from the audit findings. The on-site energy audit includes:

  • Blower door tests to identify costly air leakages
  • Combustible Appliance Zone Test (CAZ)
  • Up to 10 free compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Recommendations for energy efficiency improvements
  • Development of an Energy Conservation Plan (ECP)

If participants make the improvements recommended during their energy audits within 90 days of the audit, BPU will refund the $50 appointment fee upon receipt of the Certificate of Project Completion. To schedule an energy audit appointment, call 913.573.9997 or email EnergyAudit@nullbpu.com.

Refrigerator Replacement Rebate

Residential and commercial BPU customers in the market for a new refrigerator should act fast. BPU is offering a Refrigerator Replacement Rebate through the end of 2015. To receive the $250 rebate, customers should do the following:

Remove and replace older refrigerators with a new Energy Star-qualified refrigerator from a retailer. Make sure the refrigerator has an Energy Star label when you make the purchase.

Request and submit the BPU Rebate Application by calling 913.573.9997. Include a copy of dated sales receipt/invoice that shows the manufacturer, model number and purchase price of the new appliance, as well as a copy of the signed document of disposal of the previously owned refrigerator.

To qualify for the rebate, packages including the purchase receipt, removal document and rebate application must be postmarked no later than Dec. 31, 2015.

We’ll continue to keep you posted on all that BPU is doing to increase energy efficiency throughout Kansas City, Kan., and also save customers money. For updates directly from BPU, be sure to follow them on Twitter at @KCKBPU.

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Join DTS for Lunch with Mayor Holland on Dec. 11

MarkHollandAs our “In the Know” lunch series continues, we’re thrilled to welcome Mark Holland, Mayor/CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan. Mayor Holland will offer a look back at 2015, as well as what’s ahead for KCK in 2016.

Lunch will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Admission is $20, includes a meal and is payable by cash or check at the door. Please RSVP by Wed., Dec. 9, to director[at]downtownkck[dot]org so that we have an accurate headcount for food.

It’s always wonderful to hear from Mayor Holland, and we couldn’t think of a better way to end this year’s “In the Know” lunch series. We hope you’ll join us!