We know replacing toilets or appliances in your home can be expensive, and making the right choice at the time of purchase can have significant energy and cost savings over the life of the appliance.
Rebates for purchases of qualified Energy Star appliances, or WaterSense 1.28 gallon per flush toilets, are available to City of Ashland electric and water utility customers using a simple one page form, along with proof of purchase receipt.
Did you know that Energy Star appliances use a minimum of 15% less energy than a standard appliance (some models have even more savings).
Quick Links to Rebate Forms
WaterSense Toilet Rebates
Rebates are given to customers who replace existing toilets greater than 3.0 gallons per flush (gpf) with WaterSense labeled toilets, 1.28 gallons or less per flush: $75 for the first toilet, $60 for the second and $50 for the third all located in the same residence or business.
If the utility customer chooses to replace an existing 1.6 gallon toilet with a WaterSense labeled 1.28 gpf toilet, the rebate amounts are $35 for the first toilet, $25 for the second, and $15 for the third in the same residence or business. Rebates are also available in new construction for installation of WaterSense 1.28 gpf toilets in lieu of standard 1.6 gpf toilets. The rebate amounts are $35 for the first toilet, $25 for the second, and $15 for the third in the same residence or business.
New refrigerators or freezers with the ENERGY STAR label qualify for a $50 rebate. Qualifying appliance lists can be found at www.energystar.gov refrigerator or freezer incentive is only for replacement of units that have been properly decommissioned and recycled by Recology Ashland.
Washing Machine Rebates
Rebates are given to customers who purchase resource efficient clothes washers. These machines use up to 40% less water and up to 50% less energy. Clothes washers with the ENERGY STAR label qualify for an $80 City rebate if the home has an electric water heater and $50 if the home has a gas water heater. Qualifying appliance lists can be found at www.energystar.gov.
Electric Dryer Rebates
Rebates are given to customers who purchase resource efficient clothes washers. These machines use up to 40% less water and up to 50% less energy. Electric clothes dryers with the ENERGY STAR label qualify for an $50 City rebate. Qualifying appliance lists can be found at www.energystar.gov.
Rebates for high efficiency residential lighting, now primarily LED, are done with City Electric Utility participation and investment in the regional “Simple Steps Northwest” lighting program with “instant rebate” discounts available at the point of sale. Visit simplestepsnw.com for a list of participating retail stores in our area.
Free Low Flow Shower Heads and Faucet Aerators
Low flow shower heads and faucet aerators that save water and energy are available to all City of Ashland electric and water customers. Stop by the Community Development building (51 Winburn Way) to pick up yours!
For more information on toilet rebates or other water conservation programs, please contact:
Julie Smitherman, Water Conservation Specialist
Julie Smitherman at 541-552-2062.
To schedule a home energy review or to get more information on incentive program opportunities, contact:
Dan Cunningham, Residential Energy Analyst