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Thursday, July 6, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Catie Scott
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Become a PECO Smart Ideas Trade Ally to leverage rebates and marketing support


Across the metropolitan Philadelphia region, PECO Smart Ideas rebates are available for lowering the cost of installing energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; refrigeration and food service equipment; pumps and motors; and much more.


HVAC contractors interested in selling high-efficiency equipment are encouraged to become a PECO Smart Ideas Trade Ally and receive marketing support to help grow their business. 


Program Trade Allies are listed on the PECO website in a new Trade Ally Search Tool. In addition to added exposure to customers, Trade Allies gain access to an online training portal, a dedicated PECO Smart Ideas Outreach Specialist to assist in identifying project opportunities, and exclusive Trade Ally offerings including events and special promotions.


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Benefits of Energy Efficiency


Businesses of all sizes are unlocking facility improvements and savings through energy efficiency upgrades. New, proven equipment can expand profit margins while offering improvements in occupant comfort, facility attractiveness and performance.


Businesses that invest strategically can cut utility costs 10–30% while improving service, quality, style and/or comfort. Investing in energy efficiency can dramatically improve a business’s bottom line and reduce vulnerability to energy price risks.


For example, if an investment in energy efficiency saved $1,000 per year, businesses operating at a net margin of 3% would have to generate over $33,000 in sales every year to earn the same amount of money. For most small and medium-sized businesses, investing in energy efficiency is just a lot easier than increasing sales. 



Rebates for High Efficiency


For contractors who recommend efficient upgrades, their customer may be eligible for a wide range of rebates to assist in lowering project costs.


Incentives are offered for:

·      HVAC: Comfort systems including high-efficiency air conditioners, heat pumps, packaged terminal air conditioners (PTACs), unitary HVAC chillers and demand-controlled ventilation units, all on a per-ton basis.

·      Retrocommissioning: By ensuring HVAC systems are designed, installed and maintained according to operational specifications, customers can qualify for incentives for improving existing systems. Retrocommissioning can cut energy bills by 10–15%.

·      Controls: Energy management systems can yield energy savings of more than 30% in older or poorly maintained buildings through the centralized control of HVAC, lighting and other building systems. Consider the installation benefits of building automation systems, as well as lighting sensors, demand-controlled ventilation and HVAC variable frequency drives.

·      Water Heaters: Heat pump water heaters and, in instances where a PECO customer switches from using an electric water heater, ENERGY STAR certified commercial gas water heaters qualify. 

·      Refrigeration: Insulating refrigeration suction pipes can prevent suction lines from absorbing heat, lowering year-round operating costs.  ENERGY STAR® commercial freezers refrigerators and various food service equipment also qualify.

·      More: Data center upgrades, lighting and controls, new construction and specialized equipment rebates are also available.

Contact Us Today


To become a Trade Ally please follow three easy steps:


  1. Access the PECO Smart Ideas Trade Ally Program application.


  1. Provide contact details, the services your company offers, your professional licenses and references for each of your services.


  1. Attend a Trade Ally training session. At least one representative of your team must attend training before your organization can become a Trade Ally. Official training sessions are held every other month. Register for a training session.


If you have any questions about the application or application process, please contact us at 215-381-2928 or

Business owners interested in unlocking the energy efficiency potential within their properties or facilities should contact 1-844-4BIZ-SAVE (1-844-424-9728) or visit


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