Incentive Programs For Your Home

Now is the time to improve your home's energy efficiency. Take advantage of the Bright Energy Solutions® incentives, including an HVAC program, and the ENERGY STAR products program that offers rebates on clothes washers, dishwashers, room air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and decorative light strings.

Learn more about how Bright Energy Solutions can help you save energy and save money by clicking on your local municipal utility. 

Participating Communities in Iowa
Alton Municipal Electric Alton IA
City of Pella Pella IA
Denison Municipal Utilities Denison IA
Hartley Municipal Utilities Hartley IA
Hawarden Municipal Utilities Hawarden IA
Kimballton Municipal Utilities Kimballton IA
Lake Park Municipal Utilities (IA) Lake Park IA
Manilla Municipal Utilities Manilla IA
Orange City Municipal Utilities Orange City IA
Paullina Municipal Utilities Paullina IA
Primghar Municipal Utilities Primghar IA
Remsen Municipal Utilities Remsen IA
Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities Rock Rapids IA
Sanborn Municipal Utilities Sanborn IA
Shelby Municipal Utilities Shelby IA
Sioux Center Municipal Utilities Sioux Center IA
Woodbine Municipal Light and Power Woodbine IA
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Energy Tips
Family Room

Family rooms are full of electronic devices--such as gaming consoles and DVD players--that continue to use energy in standby mode even when they are turned off. Cluster these devices on a power strip to conveniently cut off power at one time.



Refrigerators

Follow these guidelines to reduce the amount of energy your refrigerator uses:



  • Set the appropriate temperature. Keep your refrigerator at 35-38 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Place your fridge in a cool place. Position your refrigerator away from a heat source such as an oven, a dishwasher, or direct sunlight from a window.

  • Allow air circulation behind the fridge. Leave a few inches between the wall and the refrigerator, and keep the condenser coils clean if you have an older model. Read the user's manual to learn how to safely clean coils. Coil cleaning brushes can be purchased at most hardware stores.

  • Check the door seals. Make sure the refrigerator seals around the door are airtight. If not, replace them.

  • Keep the door closed. Minimize the amount of time the refrigerator door is open.



Thermostat
Set your thermostat to 85 degrees if you're going to be away from home for several days or more.
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