BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) encourages residential customers who are in the market for new appliances to take advantage of the rebates available from BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program to maximize their savings by making their purchases during Labor Day sales this weekend, Aug. 29 through Sept. 1, 2014. During the last big weekend of the summer, retailers often hold some of their best sales of the year over Labor Day, particularly for appliances. New model appliances tend to hit the sales floor during the fall, and retailers typically will discount existing models to make room for the new ones.
“This is an excellent time for BGE customers to take advantage of the great savings and efficiencies offered by ENERGY STAR certified appliances,” says Ruth C. Kiselewich, director of demand side management programs for BGE. “By combining rebates from the BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program with savings from various retailers’ Labor Day sales, customers can get a great deal this time of the year.”
BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program offers rebates from $25 to $500 year-round to help customers afford to make smart choices by purchasing energy-efficient appliances that save energy and save money on operating costs. Customers can receive the following rebates through the BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program:
- $500 rebates on ENERGY STAR certified hybrid water heaters.
- $100–$150 rebates on select ENERGY STAR certified refrigerators.
- $50–$100 rebates on select ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers.
- $75 rebates on select ENERGY STAR certified freezers.
- $25 rebates on select ENERGY STAR certified room air conditioning units.
- $25 rebates on select ENERGY STAR certified dehumidifiers.
The BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program is a suite of programs that enable customers to control energy use, leading to more efficient use of electricity and lowering energy bills from where they otherwise would be. Collectively, the programs help contain the cost of energy and improve reliability. The programs also help to reduce peak demand and slow the growth in energy consumption to lessen the need for more power plants. BGE offers energy-saving solutions for renters, homeowners, large and small business customers, nonprofits and institutional customers. More information is available at BGESmartEnergy.com. These programs support the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act.
BGE, headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland’s largest gas and electric utility, delivering power to more than 1.2 million electric customers and more than 655,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,400 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2013 revenues of approximately $24.9 billion. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.