LINCOLN – Summer is coming. Are you and your home ready for the heat? Lincoln Electric System wants to help its customer-owners be prepared.
Before the Nebraska heat sets in, customers should have their cooling system checked by a licensed contractor, said Nelson Stephens, senior energy services specialist for LES.
“Two of the main culprits for high electric usage in the summer are a dirty A/C coil — the coil on the outdoor unit — and/or a low A/C refrigerant charge,” Stephens said. “By keeping up with proper maintenance today, customers can help avoid unwanted costs in the future.”
If customers find their cooling system needs to be replaced, LES’ Sustainable Energy Program has incentive funds still available to aid customers in purchasing energy-efficient equipment.
“The Sustainable Energy Program is designed to provide residential, commercial and industrial customers with financial incentives to invest in energy-efficient technologies,” said Marc Shkolnick, LES manager of Energy Services. “This often results in lowering customers' energy bills and reducing their impact on the environment.”
“With summer around the corner, now is the time to learn if your cooling system needs to be replaced. And if so, take advantage of the program funds to upgrade the efficiency of your unit,” Shkolnick said.
Incentive funds are exclusively available to LES customers on a first-come, first-served basis, and those interested in the program should contact participating contractors listed on LES.com. The contractor will immediately apply the Sustainable Energy Program incentives toward the purchase price of eligible equipment and/or services.
Available incentives through LES’ Sustainable Energy Program include:
- Whole-house and facility sealing and insulation
- Residential and commercial high-efficiency heat pump and air conditioner
- Commercial and industrial lighting
- Commercial and industrial energy efficiency
For more information about the Sustainable Energy Program and other money-saving tips, visit LES.com or call 402-475-4211.