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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Energy Smart Eastside Campaign Brings Savings on Heating and Cooling to Eastside Residents

Discounts are available for heat pump installation, utility rebates, and low-interest financing

REDMOND, WA – Starting this summer, Eastside residents in the cities of Redmond, Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, and Mercer Island have the opportunity to learn about and purchase discounted heat pump systems through Energy Smart Eastside, a multi-city energy efficiency program. Heat pumps are highly efficient heating and cooling systems that use less energy than traditional electric heating systems and can result in lower utility bills.  

The Energy Smart Eastside heat pump campaign reduces the regular price of a heat pump, simplifies the installation process for customers, and provides guidance on utility incentives and low-interest financing. By working directly with heat pump manufacturers, local distributors, and expert installers to streamline the process, Energy Smart Eastside ensures participants receive high-quality work and excellent customer service.  

“The Energy Smart Eastside heat pump campaign is a win-win opportunity that will save energy while simultaneously helping participants prepare for more hot summer days,” said Redmond Mayor Angela Birney. “This is an important initiative as we work to make progress towards our ambitious climate goals.” 

Five free, one-hour online workshops are scheduled from July 26 to Sept. 27, 2022. The workshops are open to all Eastside residents and property owners. Participants will learn about heat pump technology, utility incentives, and financing opportunities through the program, and will have an opportunity to ask questions of program experts. After attending a workshop, participants are eligible to receive a community discount to reduce the installation cost by at least $500, in addition to unique incentives offered by individual jurisdictions. Puget Sound Energy customers may also qualify for additional cash incentives if upgrading from another electric heat source. 

For more information and to register, visit www.energysmarteastside.org

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CONTACT:
Jill E. Smith, Communications Manager
jesmith@redmond.gov, 425-556-2448

 



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