The RenewChoice Conserve Program is a multi-facetted approach where we offer educational programs to the schools in our communities, and promote energy awareness by offering rebates for energy efficient upgrades all while encompassing local air quality issues. The program offers are limited but are expected to be enhanced in the future with additional offers.

You can save with Conservation

Conserving Energy is a great way to potentially reduce your monthly utility bills, but is also a great step in reducing your overall carbon footprint — something we can all be proud of.

There are many ways to conserve, but the first step is to be aware and understand how your electric utility works, then find different ways that you can contribute or participate in the conservation programs made available in your community.

Why Heat Pumps?

Heat Pumps have been a non-traditional heating & air conditioning source for homes in Utah, however with more familiarity and better technology, that trend is changing for the better!

  • More energy efficient than a traditional HVAC unit
  • Good alternative option relative to rising prices of natural gas
  • Even air distribution in your home without hot or cool spots
  • Reduces pollutants emitted into the air from traditional gas furnaces

By installing a qualified heat pump, not only are you saving energy, you’re also helping with clean air initiatives in our community.

Available Conserve Rebates

Ductless Heat Pump

A rebate of $500.00 will be offered as an incentive if a high-efficiency* heat pump conversion is completed. *(DOE Standards)

Ducted Heat Pump

A rebate of $1,000.00 will be offered as an incentive if a dual fuel heat pump conversion is completed.

After installing your new heat pump system, you can apply for your rebate here.Currently, only Provo City is offering this rebate. Other cities may elect to offer this program in 2023.

City Representatives

City Representative Phone Email
Provo Kat Linford 801-852-6886 klinford@provo.org

Conservation Tips

National Energy Foundation

The National Energy Foundation (NEF) program promotes energy awareness through an in-school presentation, helping families obtain actual energy savings through student and educator household use of energy knowledge, activities, and reminders.

The target audience is fifth-grade classes within the cities of Levan, Manti, Nephi, Provo, Salem, and Spanish Fork. This includes approximately 28 schools, 90 teachers, 2,400 students and their families.

Learn more about NEF

The first is a fifth-grade energy assembly centered around energy basics, energy conservation, and information on peak demand time.

During the presentation, we give students takeaways like a Home Energy Worksheet Survey, peak demand magnets, and Turn it Off Stickers.

The second is a school to the home component, where students take home a packet containing Energy Action Challenge and other items to help families gain knowledge of the energy that they use.

  • Water Usage
  • Heating & Cooling
  • Cooking

Add energy-efficient showerheads and faucet aerators to reduce the amount of water released by up to 50 percent.

When shaving or washing, fill the sink half-way instead of running the water. Turning on the faucet only when necessary can save thousands of gallons of water a year, not to mention the energy needed to heat it.

Run your dishwasher only when it is filled to capacity, but not overloaded. This will cut the costs of energy, water, and detergent.

Thermostats should be set and then forgotten. The more you change the setting during the day, the more likely you are to waste energy. Install a programmable thermostat that will give you 4 settings a day. Keeping the temperature a few degrees cooler can lower your heating bill and still keep you comfortable. During the day, keep the thermostat between 65ºF and 68ºF (18ºC to 20ºC).

As a rule, if you have less than three inches of existing insulation in the attic, you should probably add more. When purchasing insulation, check the R-value. The higher the number, the higher the insulating capability.

It takes energy to heat water, so use as little as possible. Most frozen or fresh vegetables can be cooked in a quarter cup of water. Even eggs will cook in this reduced amount if the pan has a tight-fitting lid. Set the temperature of your refrigerator between 37ºF and 40ºF and your freezer at 0ºF for top efficiency. The Food and Drug Administration also recommends these settings to prevent rapid bacterial growth.

Resources

Energy conservation is a benefit to you and your community. RenewChoice through its Conserve program offers resources and information to assist those in its member cities conserve energy.