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 REBATES AND IDEAS FOR YOUR HOME|||  SUMMER 2012


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topSummer is here, and PSE is here to help you maximize your home's energy efficiency during these warmer months. Recycle those old incandescent light bulbs and get free CFL bulbs at one of our Rock The Bulbevents. Get limited time summer discounts on ENERGY STARqualified appliances, and find a contractor to help you install these and other new energy-efficient equipment through our new Contractor Alliance Network. Learn what's happening with PSE's Green Power Program as it reaches the ten-year mark. Check out the "Safe at Home" Mariners event, and even enter to win tickets to a Mariners game!  

 

In this issue:

Rock-the-bulbRock the Bulb

 

Calling all PSE Residential Electric Customers!

 
 
Puget Sound Energy's Rock the Bulb: The Re-Energize Tour is coming to your community! Get 15 free ENERGY STAR CFL bulbs from PSE and save hundreds on your electric bills!

This year, the Rock the Bulb tents will be set up at these locations so PSE residential electric customers can exchange up to 15 incandescent bulbs for the same number of energy-saving CFL bulbs, no pre-ordering necessary!

 

  • July 20-21, 12-6 p.m.                 Lynden, Ace Hardware, Fairway Shopping 
                                                          Center
  • August 18-19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.   Yelm, Goodwill, Sunbird Shopping Center
  • Sept. 29-30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.       Cle Elum, Lot next to Pioneer Coffee, at Main 
                                                          and Pennsylvania 

At PSE's Rock the Bulb event, you can also:
 

  • Learn more about PSE's programs to help you save energy and improve safety at home
  • Participate in energy efficiency games and activities for the whole family
  • Take a pledge to be more energy efficient at home, and get a new free showerhead
  • Visit the 'Appliances that Rock!' tent and enter to win a new ENERGY STAR qualified Gladiator Chillerator, the only refrigerator designed specifically for the garage!

 
For faster check-out, you can fill out a Backstage Pass (not required). If you got one in the mail, fill it out with your account number, bring it to the event and you'll get 2 FREE bonus bulbs!

 

 

And, look for PSE's Rock the Bulb Street Team and PSE's Re-Energize event van in your community! Throughout the summer we'll be distributing Rock the Bulb Backstage Passes and free CFL bulbs at community events, festivals and retail stores.

For more information, visit PSE.com/RockTheBulb or call a PSE Energy Advisor at 1-800-562-1492 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

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CANContractor Alliance Network

 

Puget Sound Energy's Contractor Alliance Network can save you the time and hassle of finding the right contractor.

 

Member contractors are:

 

  • Licensed, bonded and insured
  • Knowledgeable on current energy codes, high efficiency equipment and product applications
  • Continually trained and educated on the latest technology

Get referrals on: heating and cooling, solar, water heating, natural gas conversion, weatherization, windows, home performance evaluation, roofing and generators.

 

For more information, visit PSE.com/CAN, call a PSE Energy Advisor at 1-800-562-1482, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m

 

 

greenpowerGreen Power Program turns ten

 

In the last ten years PSE customers have helped avoid the release of enough carbon dioxide emissions to provide the environmental benefits equivalent to removing 203,000 passenger vehicles from the road. How did they do it? By re-energizing with Green Power!

 

PSE's Green Power Program began ten years ago to support renewable energy production in our territory while also offering a voluntary way for our customers to reduce their personal carbon footprint. In that time, over 32,000 residents and businesses have signed up to match all or a portion of their electricity with power generated here in the West using sources such as biomass from independent producers like the Qualco Dairy Digester in Monroe. Qualco makes what is known as "cow power" which turns dairy farm waste, also known as biomass, into clean renewable energy using an anaerobic digester. The digester then burns the methane gas produced (the worst greenhouse gas) to create clean, renewable energy.

 

Qualco is only one of many organizations that have been supported by Green Power participants over the past 10 years. The Program and our participant's commitment to renewable energy means these energy innovators are able to plan and grow their businesses, secure funding and create jobs in their community. And we get cleaner air, water, and better protected salmon streams. All this for as little as $4 more per month!

 

Signing up is an easy step that makes a big difference; learn more about "cow power" and other clean, green Northwest energy at PSE.com/GreenPower.

 

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appliancesRe-Energize with two limited summer offers on appliances

Re-Energize your home, your appliances and your savings! Making simple, energy-efficient choices in how you use your existing household appliances and what kind of new appliances you purchase, can help you save up to one-third on your energy bill each year without sacrificing features, style or comfort. For a limited time, you can save even more on energy-saving appliances!

 

Whirlpool Refrigerators

PSE and Whirlpool have partnered to provide a $50 online rebate for the purchase of a qualifying high efficiency ENERGY STAR Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag and Gladiator refrigerators


Gladiator Chillerator Refrigerator

Save up to $370 on the new Gladiator Chillerator, the only refrigerator designed specifically for the garage! The Gladiator Chillerator is ENERGY STAR qualified and is in the highest efficiency tiers for refrigerators. It uses less energy than a 40w light bulb!

 

Visit PSE.com/Appliances for more information and to apply online.

 

Must be a PSE residential electric customer to qualify for these limited summer offers. Energy use of less than 40w light bulb based on continuous operation of bulb for one year. No recycling necessary to qualify for new appliance rebates. $50 PSE-Whirlpool rebate available while funding lasts, afterwards $35 PSE rebate applies.

 


tipsSpring/summer cleaning tips

 

Puget Sound Energy's Five Spring/Summer Cleaning Tips

to Help Customers save Money, Protect the Environment and Stay Safe

 

Now that summer has arrived, Puget Sound Energy wants to help customers save money on their electric bill, increase their recycling options and stay safe with a list of simple spring cleaning tips.

 

By focusing on new, energy-efficient technology and taking advantage of rebates and recycling programs, PSE's spring/summer cleaning tips have the potential to save customers hundreds of dollars annually on their electric bills.

 

    PSE's spring/summer cleaning tips include:

 

  1. Get rid of old bulbs: When long lasting CFL bulbs finally burn out, remember that CFL bulbs shouldn't be tossed in the garbage or regular household recycling bins. PSE offers free CFL recycling at participating business locations all over Western Washington. In addition to free CFL recycling, PSE now offers free incandescent bulb recycling too. Don't wait to make the switch, replace your inefficient incandescent bulbs with ENERGY STAR qualified CFL and LED bulbs that use up to 80 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs. There's no time like the present. Check PSE.com/BulbRecycling to find convenient locations.
     
  2. Host a bulb recycle box at your workplace: To make CFL and incandescent bulb recycling even easier for you and your coworkers, host a box at your workplace. Materials from CFL and incandescent bulbs including reusable glass, circuitry, aluminum and plastic can all be recycled and reused. Sign up to host a recycling box at PSE.com/BulbDrive.
     
  3. Dump that old fridge or freezer: Your old fridge or freezer could be costing you up to $200 a year on your energy bill. If your fridge or freezer is ready for retirement don't hurt your back trying to get rid of it yourself, sign up at PSE.com/Recycling to have PSE haul it away for free. PSE will pick it up and recycle it for free and give you $20.
     
  4. Try an LED bulb: CFL bulbs are energy efficient and long lasting, but they don't hold a candle to the latest LED technology. LED bulbs are even more efficient than CFL bulbs and can last up to 25 years. Replacing lights in hard to reach areas with long lasting LED bulbs means less time spent on a ladder changing burnt-out incandescent bulbs. LED bulbs can also be used in dimmable fixtures. PSE electric customers can receive up to a $10 rebate on ENERGY STAR qualified LED bulbs at participating retailers. Visit  PSE.com/LEDs to find a retailer who carries PSE rebated bulbs.
     
  5. Call 811 before you dig: If your springtime outdoor projects include building a new fence or deck, planting trees and shrubs or even pulling out a tree stump, please remember to contact the 811 Call Before You Dig hotline two business days prior to your project to help prevent serious injuries or potential hazards from striking or damaging underground utilities. All underground utilities must be marked before the start of digging. Don't assume you know what's below. Protect yourself and those around you - call 811 every time. It's free, and it's the law. Visit call811.com for more information.

 

    New Window: PSE's Spring Tips Slideshow

 

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solarGreen Power Solar Sweepstakes winners

 

You may have heard about our Solar Sweepstakes winners Lon and Susan Swan. Late last year they won solar panels for their home valued at $10,000, and they were up and running in late April. The Swans are long time Bellingham residents and their solar panels were installed and manufactured by two separate Bellingham companies - Itek Energy and Ecotech Energy systems.

 

April also marked the kick off of the Mercer Island Gets Green Challenge. For the challenge, the Green Power Program is partnering with Mercer Island community organizations to encourage residents and businesses to sign up for green power. Once achieving their goal, Mercer Island will earn a $25,000 grant to install solar panels at their community center. The panels will help power the center and become a destination for schools to learn more about renewable energy.

 

Solar is a viable option in the Pacific Northwest because our sunniest days are also the longest - which means extra day light during part of the year can generate enough electricity to make up for a lack of sun at other times. This is a big part of the reason the Green Power Program is always happy to help bring more solar to our local communities and why we buy solar power from independent generators in the West. You can see a list of other solar demonstration projects supported by PSE here. Learn more about ways you can get involved with green power at PSE.com/GreenPower, or like us on Facebook!

 

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homeprintRe-Energize your home with a FREE HomePrint™ Assessment

   

Receive practical recommendations on how your home could operate more efficiently with Puget Sound Energy's HomePrint Assessment.

 

Provided by an independent PSE-Qualified Specialist, this FREE in-home service will give you a better understanding of your home's energy consumption, and cost-effective ways to use less energy - all designed to improve the comfort and efficiency of your home.

 

PSE's HomePrint Assessment includes:

 

Energy-efficient fixtures

On-site installation of FREE compact fluorescent light bulbs
FREE energy-saving showerheads (based on qualification)

 

Assessment

A summary of energy-saving recommendations, plus information on; PSE
energy-efficient product rebates, contractor referrals, and other helpful energy efficiency tips.

 

Schedule your HomePrint Assessment today

Call a PSE Energy Advisor at 1-800-562-1482, Monday through Friday,  8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for referrals to Independent PSE-Qualified Specialists in your area, or visit PSE.com/HomePrint to learn more.

 

 

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MarinersMariners promotions

 

PSE is teaming up with the Seattle Mariners this fall to offer PSE customers some great deals, and remind you to use energy wisely and safely.

 

PSE's "Safe at Home" Event - Friday September 7, 2012, 7:10 p.m. - Athletics vs. Mariners

 

PSE is committed to safety, not only in the workplace and out in the field, but making sure of customer safety is paramount. Part of being safe at home is knowing how to detect a potential safety issue and following the proper steps in responding to it.

 

As a valued PSE customer, we invite you to join us at Safeco Field for an informative yet fun-filled night* of safety tips, home safety prizes and great Mariners baseball. You can participate in a safety quiz, with a chance to win an emergency preparedness kit valued at over $50.

 

Special offer for PSE Customers:

  • $8 View Reserved Ticket (66 percent savings)
  • Complimentary hand-crank rechargeable LED flashlight (received at the event while supplies last) 

Go to mariners.com/PSEsafeathome to order your tickets.

 

*If you are unable to make it to PSE's Safe at Home event, you can still take our safety quiz and be automatically entered into the drawing for an emergency preparedness kit. Please visit PSE.com/SafetySurvey.

  

Please note: This special online offer is for PSE customers only and is not available at Seattle Mariners Team Stores or box office outlets.

 

Think Safe. Be Safe.

 

Winning tickets to the ballgame is Re-Energizing 

PSE has teamed up with Fred Meyer and GE to offer even more discounts on select GE Energy Saver bulbs. For a limited time only, simply select which GE bulb is right for you, use your Fred Meyers Rewards card during your purchase, and be automatically entered to win a pair of tickets to the October 1 Mariners game against the Oakland Athletics. Winner will be drawn and notified by August 25.

 

LEDLED promotions

 

LED bulbs can help to Re-Energize any room

 

All PSE residential electric customers can receive the following discounts on a variety of LED bulbs that meet ENERGY STAR specifications*. Click here to find a retailer near you who carries discounted LED bulbs.

  • Two-pack of Greenlite LED bulbs with PSE logo for less than $7 after PSE instant discount, a $40 value, available at participating Lowe's, McLendon Hardware and Walgreens.
  • Award-winning Philips L-Prize 60 watt replacement LED bulb for $39.99 after $10 instant discount from PSE, a $50 value, available at Home Depot.
  • Three Philips 8 watt LED bulbs and a Lutron Maestro Occupancy Sensor for $40, an $85 value, available at Home Depot.
  • Get up to $10 off a variety of LED bulbs and fixtures that meet ENERGY STAR specifications at participating retailers.

 

Visit PSE.com/LEDs for restrictions and more information.

 

 
Welcome! 
EventsEvents

 

 

Join PSE's Re-Energize street team at the following "Get Re-Energized" events! PSE residential electric customers can promise to take at least one simple energy-saving action at home and get a free energy-saving CFL bulb or showerhead. 

 

 

Fred Meyer in Puyallup

Date: Friday, July 6, 2012

Time: 12  - 6 p.m.

Location: Fred Meyer

                 1100 North Meridian

                 Puyallup, WA 98371

 

 

Kent Cornucopia Days

Date: Friday, July 13, 2012 - Sunday, July 15, 2012

Location: Downtown, Kent

Click Here for more information

 

 

Impact Eco-Fair

Date: Sunday, July 15, 2012

Location: 1450 Marvin Road NE

                  Olympia, WA 98516

Click Here for more information                

 

Bellingham Pride 2012

Date: Sunday, July 15, 2012

Location: 1200 Railroad Avenue,

                 Bellingham, WA 98225

Click Here for more information             

 

Capital Lakefair

Downtown Olympia

Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - Sunday, July 22, 2012

Click Here for more information                

 

Fred Meyer in Kent

Date: Friday, July 27, 2012

Time: 12 - 6 p.m.

Location: Fred Meyer

                 10201 SE 240th

                 Kent, WA 98031

 

Renton River Days Eco-Fair

Date: Saturday, July 28, 2012

Location: Liberty Park, Renton

Click Here for more information

 

paperlessGo paperless!

 

Let us help you simplify your life with our paperless billing program.

 

Avoid unnecessary paper cuts

 

This paper cut-free program lets you view and pay your PSE bills online. You'll enjoy:

  • Email notifications when your bill is available and a payment is due.
  • Paper-free zone.
  • Automated filing. We'll keep your bills organized for you.
  • Peace of mind with our safe and secure system.
  • The ability to view your billing and payment history at your convenience.

 

To go paperless, you have the option to login to your account on My.PSE.com and select Go Paperless or to join the doxo Network to receive, pay and file your PSE and other bills in one place.

 
 

About Puget Sound Energy

Washington state's oldest local energy utility, Puget Sound Energy serves more than 1 million electric customers and 750,000 natural gas customers in 11 counties. A subsidiary of Puget Energy, PSE meets the energy needs of its customers through incremental, cost-effective energy efficiency, procurement of sustainable energy resources, and far-sighted investment in the energy-delivery infrastructure. PSE employees are dedicated to providing great customer service and delivering energy that is safe, dependable and efficient.