It just got easier to save money on utility bills in Chester,
Cumberland, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery and Wayne counties,
thanks to the E-power rebate program from PPL Electric Utilities. When
consumers buy the new GE®
GeoSpring™ Hybrid Water Heater, they are eligible to apply for a
$300 rebate, reducing the cost to purchase the water heater. The ENERGY
STAR®-qualified water heater saves up to $325 per year on
utility bills, which means the GeoSpring quickly pays for itself.*
Over 10 years, this savings can add up to more than $3,000 that can be
used toward a vacation, a shopping spree, a home improvement or a
rainy-day fund instead of being unnecessarily drained into the utility
“Many consumers are unaware that the water heater is the second biggest
energy drain in the home behind the HVAC system,” said Keith Burkhardt,
marketing manager for GE Appliances. “Through this rebate program, money
is saved on both the product purchase and on utility bills—money the
family can spend on something more enjoyable.”
Technology that drives energy and cost savings
The GeoSpring’s hybrid technology is designed to absorb heat in ambient
air and transfer it into the water. Since this uses much less energy
than what’s needed to generate radiant heat—as used in a conventional
electric tank water heater—the GeoSpring is more economical to operate.
Other features of the GeoSpring include:
Includes the same water and electrical connections as the standard
electric water heater, making it easy to install.
Provides the same amount of hot water as traditional 50-gallon
standard electric water heaters.
Integrated electronics on the GeoSpring’s control panel offer
exclusive features, such as Vacation mode, which will lower the water
temperature to 50 degrees for the duration of a trip, and then
automatically reenergize itself the day before the homeowner’s return.
Offers additional control over water temperature by allowing consumers
to adjust the temperature setting in one-degree increments from 100 to
140 degrees Fahrenheit.
"PPL's E-power rebates help lower the cost for customers to become more
energy efficient, which will pay off for years to come in energy
savings," said Maureen Fenerty, customer programs specialist with PPL