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
Dishwasher
Use the "air dry" setting instead of the "heat dry" setting on your dishwasher.

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.



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.

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