Whether You Run a Factory, a Small Cake-decorating Shop, or a Three-bedroom Ranch House, You Can Benefit from Using Less Energy

And the good news is, all kinds of opportunities are available to help you do it.

PPL Electric Utilities provides energy efficiency programs and services to help customers reduce their energy use. Put simply, these programs are here to help you save. Whether you’re interested in making major changes or just looking for small upgrades, there’s something to suit your needs.

Here are just a few examples of these energy efficiency programs:

  • After a brief pause, refrigerator and freezer recycling is once again available. If you have a fridge or freezer that’s clean, in working condition and 10 to 30 cubic feet in size, you can get it hauled away for free – and get a $35 rebate. Throw in a working air-conditioning unit and you’ll get another $10. (Air conditioners can only be taken along with a fridge or freezer, not by themselves.)
  • You can save two ways by installing efficient LED bulbs. PPL Electric Utilities provides instant discounts through participating retailers for specially marked LEDs that will save you money when you buy the bulbs. No coupon or form is required; you get a discount at the point of sale. And, once they’re installed, LEDs use up to 90 percent less energy than conventional bulbs. It’s a short-term and long-term win. A list of participating retailers can be found at
  • Business customers can again apply for rebates to help them reduce energy use and offset the cost of make energy efficiency upgrades. Rebates are available for a variety of measures including lighting, HVAC, building controls, refrigeration, computer equipment and more. You can also customize your own rebate, or complete combined heat and power projects.

You might have seen the news earlier this year that PPL Electric Utilities customers are saving more than $250 million a year by taking advantage of energy efficiency programs. Since 2010, they’ve recycled more than 86,000 appliances; installed more than 13 million CFL and LED light bulbs; and received more than $192 million in rebates and other cash incentives.

Hundreds of thousands of customers of all types have participated in one or more of these programs. (You don’t have to limit yourself to one.)

In addition to taking advantage of the programs listed above, they’ve insulated and weatherized their homes and businesses, received in-home energy audits, and put in efficient equipment like HVAC, refrigeration, water heaters and appliances.

You can do the same. To learn more, visit or The chance to save energy – and money – is waiting for you.

Article written by Carol Obando-Derstine, Regional Affairs Director for PPL Electric Utilities.