HAT Smart launches 2019 Residential Incentive Program
Visit hatsmart.ca for information on how to apply for rebates through the HAT Smart program
Medicine Hat – The popular and award-winning HAT Smart initiative announces the launch of its 2019 Residential Incentive Program with energy conservation and renewable energy savings for City of Medicine Hat utility customers.
“We are very pleased with the amount of interest in energy efficient products and particularly the solar photovoltaic systems as a renewable energy source ,” said Jass Baidwan, Environmental Outreach Coordinator with the City’s Utilities Business Development and Support.
This year the new central air conditioner incentive will allow residents to cool their homes in a more efficient manner. ENERGY STAR air conditioners with a SEER rating of 16 or higher qualify for this rebate.
Residents will also see the return of funding for the installation of solar panels on residential property. HAT Smart allows the solar incentive to be stacked with the funding provided by the provincial incentive program through Energy Efficiency Alberta (EEA). “Incentives combined from HAT Smart and EEA help cover a significant amount of the costs of solar. So now is a great opportunity to invest”, added Baidwan.
Also returning for 2019 are the incentives geared towards new home construction. The EnerGuide Rating for New homes encourages the construction of more energy efficient homes. The energy efficient dryers and popular Scratch & Win program are also continuing through 2019. Scratch & Win allows residents to win back the cost of numerous small ticket energy conservation items. With over fifty items to chose from, there is plenty of opportunites to get money back.
Visit www.hatsmart.ca or call 403.502.8799 for more information on how to apply for rebates through the HAT Smart program and to stay up to date on the current level of funding.
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For further information, please contact:
Environmental Outreach Coordinator,
Utilities Business Development & Support
City of Medicine Hat
Attachment: Highlights of the 2019 HAT Smart program