Leesburg electric offers energy efficiency rebates for residential customers

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For immediate release:  March 1, 2021
Contact:  Office of the City Manager

                 352-728-9786 ext. 1100
                 citymanager@leesburgflorida.gov

Leesburg electric offers energy efficiency rebates for residential customers

          LEESBURG, FL – Effective March 1, the City of Leesburg is once again offering rebates for upgrading eligible appliances through the Electric Department’s Energy Efficiency Rebate Program. The program, started in 2011, was temporarily suspended in 2020 so funding could be used to support COVID-19 relief efforts. 

          Rebates are applied as a credit to the customer’s utility bill and are available to owner-occupied Leesburg electric residential customers who install equipment that meets program criteria.

          Customers who purchase high efficiency central air conditioning systems with a minimum rating of 16 SEER or heat pump hot water heaters may be eligible for a rebate. Central air conditioning duct testing and duct repairs may also qualify.

          Replacing inefficient appliances with new energy-saving ones can create substantial savings on monthly utility bills. While replacing old appliances is cost-effective in the long run, it may not be an affordable option for many consumers. The rebate program was developed to help customers offset some of the costs of purchasing energy efficient models. 

          “We encourage anyone who is considering an upgrade to their home appliances to look into this program,” said City Manager Al Minner.  “Promoting energy efficiency and conservation is one of the objectives of the Electric Department. Our staff has worked diligently to streamline the process to make applying for a rebate easier and boost participation in the program.”

          Since October 2016, the City has awarded utility customers over $280,000 in rebates.

          Rebate funds are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Forms and additional information are available on the Electric Department page of the city website at www.leesburgflorida.gov/electric.   Customers can also call 352-728-9786 ext. 2066 for details.

Leesburg is a progressive city of more than 23,000 residents in northwest Lake County. The city government serves twice as many people with its electric, gas, water and wastewater public utilities. Leesburg is also a central hub for commerce, attracting 50,000 people to work each weekday. For more information, visit www.leesburgflorida.gov.
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