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 South Dakota
Beresford Municipal Utilities Beresford SD
Big Stone City Municipal Utilities Big Stone City SD
Brookings Municipal Utilities Brookings SD
Burke Municipal Utilities Burke SD
City of Faith Faith SD
City of Pickstown Pickstown SD
Flandreau Municipal Utilities Flandreau SD
Fort Pierre Municipal Utilities Fort Pierre SD
Pierre Municipal Utilities Pierre SD
Vermillion Light & Power Vermillion SD
Watertown Municipal Utilities Dept. Watertown SD
Winner Municipal Utilities Winner SD
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Energy Tips
Refrigerators

  • Consider skipping the ice-maker and dispenser. Automatic ice-makers and through-the-door dispensers increase energy use by 14-20 percent. They also raise the purchase price by $75 to $250.

  • If you buy a new refrigerator, be sure to recycle your old one. Replacing a fridge from the 1980s with an ENERGY STAR model can save $100 per year on your utility bill. Replacing a 1970s model can save up to $200 per year!

  • Consider buying a refrigerator with a top-mounted freezer. Models with top-mounted freezers use 10 to 25 percent less energy than bottom-mount or side-by-side models.

  • Purchase an appropriately sized refrigerator. Generally, the larger the refrigerator, the greater the energy consumption. The most energy-efficient models are typically 16-20 cubic feet.



Bedroom

Install insulating window treatments and close them at dusk during winter to keep warm air in at night.



Attic

Install rafter and soffit vents to maintain a steady airflow, removing heat from the attic and keeping your home cooler in the summer. In winter, proper ventilation and insulation helps keep the attic cold, reducing the potential for melting and refreezing that can cause harmful ice dams on the roof and gutters.

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