Residential Conservation Rebates
The City of Port Angeles offers rebates to their electric utility customers to help defray the cost of eligible energy-saving home improvements, and new energy-efficient household appliances. Read on for more information on these rebates, and to learn about the different ways you can conserve and save.
- Weatherization Rebates
- Markdown Lighting Program
- Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
- Water Conservation Rebates
Energy conservation rebates are available for air sealing, increasing insulation levels, installing energy-efficient windows, and heat pump conversions. For more information, please see our Residential Energy Conservation Rebates brochure (PDF).
Since 2010, Bonneville Power Administration's Simple Steps, Smart Savingstm program has worked to increase the adoption of energy-efficient residential products by customers in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. They have distributed over 20 million energy-efficient products, and saved over 450 million kWh. How does this program work? The City pre-purchases the energy savings of energy-efficient light bulbs, which in turn are distributed to stores near you at an already low price. Check out Simple Steps for help choosing the right bulbs, and to find out which stores in your area offer discount pricing on qualifying bulbs. Their website also provides further information on energy efficiency.
Switching from traditional light bulbs to CFLs is an effective, accessible change every American can make right now to reduce energy use at home. Lighting accounts for close to 18-20% of the average home's electric bill. Energy Star® qualified CFLs use up to 75% less energy than incandescent light bulbs, last up to ten times longer, cost little upfront, and provide a quick return on investment.
If every home in America replaced just one incandescent light bulb with an Energy Star® qualified CFL, in one year it would save enough energy to light more than three million homes and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of more than 800,000 cars.
Mercury currently is an essential component of CFLs, and is what allows the bulb to be an efficient light source. No mercury is released when the bulbs are intact or in use. Many manufacturers have taken significant steps to reduce mercury used in their fluorescent lighting products. Information on disposal and clean-up of broken CFLs and mercury is available on Energy Star's® FAQ sheet (PDF).
As of January 1, 2015, Washington state residents can recycle 10 or less fluorescent tubes, and other mercury-containing lights, at no charge.
Lights accepted for recycling by the LightRecycle Washington program include fluorescent tubes (straight or curved), compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), and high intensity discharge lights (HIDs). The program does not accept lighting fixtures or ballasts.
LightRecycle Washington is funded by an environmental handling charge, or “EHC.” An EHC of $0.25 per light will be added to all mercury-containing lights sold at retail stores in Washington state.
Collection Locations in Clallam County
- Around Again
22 Gilbert Rd
- Thurman Supply
1807 E Front St
Port Angeles, WA
ASM Signs also accepts over 10 tubes only, and there is a charge for this service. They are located at:
127 E 1st Street
Port Angeles, WA
Compact fluorescent lighting can be recycled at Home Depot in Sequim at no charge. Home Depot is located at:
1145 W Washington Street
Sequim, WA 98382
In order to ensure water availability for our future, we must all do what we can to conserve. The City offers water conservation devices to help you conserve water in your home. For information on these devices, please see our Water Conservation Rebates brochure (PDF).