Save Big with PSO's Residential Solutions Program

Posted: 03/14/12 7:00 AM (Modified: 03/14/12 7:00 AM)

I don't know about you, but saving some money on my utility bills each month would be huge. I definitely appreciate our heater and A/C way too much to try and go without, but those bills do add up!

So when I heard about the Residential Solutions Program from Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO), I was excited. Not only can you end up saving monthly, but they're offering CASH BACK incentives totaling thousands of dollars.

Want to know more? Here's how it works:

The Residential Solutions Program is designed to help you identify areas of your home that are sapping energy. Drafty windows, poor insulation, inefficient heating and cooling systems and poorly sealed ducts are just some of the issues that could be keeping your home from staying warm in the winter and cool in the summer, causing your utility bills to soar.

When you sign up for this great service through PSO, a certified contractor will come out and assess your home's energy performance. They'll show you all of the areas in your house that could be improved upon to save you money and energy. It's totally up to you to decide which efficiency upgrades you want to make.

The best part? CASH incentives when you participate!

Right now, through June 30, 2012, participating customers are eligible for up to $4,250 in PSO incentives to help pay for the recommended Residential Solutions efficiency upgrades that your contractor provides. That includes up to $250 to help pay for the actual Residential Solutions efficiency assessment! Incentive amounts are based on the estimated energy savings from the efficiency improvements you choose to make.

Here's a great example of how the Residential Solutions Program and efficiency upgrades saved one Tulsa family money:

Mr. Ryan was concerned about the amount of energy he had used to heat his home over the winter and hoped to find a solution to this problem, so he contacted one of the program’s qualified contractors to perform the assessment on his home. The contractor reviewed the findings of the assessment and energy-saving recommendations with Mr. Ryan to determine which improvements to make to the home.

The program offers two options for incentives: the Standard Path which provides incentives on specific equipment installations, and the Performance Path which provides incentives based upon your home’s total energy reduction of between 20-45 percent. Upon reviewing the recommendations and incentive options, Mr. Ryan chose to participate in PSO’s program using the Performance Path. 
 
The contractor sealed the home’s air leaks and duct work, replaced the air conditioner and furnace, added ceiling and wall insulation, and changed out all the incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lights. After the improvements were completed, the analyst came back to the home to perform testing. A 64.6 percent energy reduction was achieved from the improvements. 
 
Since the improvements were completed, Mr. Ryan has noticed that his air conditioner is quieter and doesn’t work nearly as hard. Based on his home’s energy reduction, his annual energy cost savings will be more than $1,100.

From Watt, Why & How Newsletter, Oct. 2011

 

So are you ready to save money and earn cash back from PSO? To learn more about the Residential Solutions program – and find a list of participating contractors – visit PSOkSaves.com.

 

This post is sponsored by PSO.

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