Alberta Residential Retail Products Program offers more savings on long list of energy-efficient household products

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Annie McKitrick, MLA, Sherwood Park, Darryl Hill, VP of program delivery, Energy Efficiency Alberta, Barry Novak, general manager, Home Hardware, Minister Phillips and Minister Sohi take a look at some of the household products now available for instant savings.

Albertans eager to add more energy-efficient products to their homes can get their shopping lists ready, as the latest round of instant savings hit stores on April 5.

Instant savings of up to $15 per item are available in stores for many easy-to-install, energy-efficient products. Albertans can save on programmable thermostats, low-flow showerheads, smart power bars, LED light fixtures, and the newest addition to the campaign – LED yard lights with motion sensors.

“Our government continues to make it easier and more affordable for Albertans to embrace energy efficiency. Our popular programs are putting money back into households, supporting local jobs and reducing millions of tonnes of emissions – that’s a win for Alberta families, a win for the economy and a win for the environment,” said Shannon Phillips, minister of environment and parks and minister responsible for the climate change office.

The Instant Savings campaign is part of the Residential Retail Products Program that is being funded by $26 million from Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan over the next three years, plus $25 million from the federal government’s Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund.

“Through the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund, we are investing in clean solutions that grow our economy and support a healthy environment – today, and for our kids and grandkids,” said Amarjeet Sohi, federal minister of infrastructure and communities.

“This funding will help Albertans choose products that save money and energy, reduce carbon pollution, and support local business and jobs across the province.”

The length of the campaign differs from one retailer to the next, which can be found with the handy store locator.

“Being able to offer instant rebates right at the point of purchase adds a level of ease and convenience our customers really appreciate. We recognize the importance of energy efficiency, and this program is a great way for our customers to save money and energy,” said Barry Novak, general manager, Home Hardware.

In 2017, people across the province received over $24 million in instant rebates. Through the Residential Retail Products Program, Albertans bought over 9.5 million energy-efficient products last year, including 6,861 programmable thermostats, 2,146 washing machines, 194 refrigerators, and 9.2 million light bulbs.

“Our previous instant savings campaigns were hugely popular with Albertans. This spring, we’re offering instant savings at 360 retail locations across Alberta. And we’ve added LED yard lights with motion sensors – a great way to reduce energy use and improve home security,” said Monica Curtis, CEO, Energy Efficiency Alberta.

Other ways to save through the Residential Retail Products Program:

  • Instant Savings: On products such as LED lights, programmable thermostats, motion sensors, low-flow showerheads, smart power bars and clotheslines at the till.
  • Home Improvement Rebates: Up to $3,500 is available for insulation, up to $1,500 for windows and up to $1,000 for tankless, hot-water heaters. A total of $6,000 in rebates is available for products installed by a home improvement contractor.
  • Online Rebates: Up to $100 is available on eligible washing machines, refrigerators and smart thermostats, and $75 for furnaces with variable-speed motor (ECM) fans.


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