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
Appliances

Appliances and home electronics account for about 20 percent of your energy bill. Consider updating these items by shopping for ENERGY STAR qualified appliances and electronics. And, turn them off when not in use.



Battery Chargers
Unplug battery chargers when the batteries are fully charged or the chargers are not in use.

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.

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