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September 17, 2020
The Public Service Company of Oklahoma wants you to have a more efficient (and incidentally, more comfortable) home — so much so that they will pay you to upgrade it!
With over $5,000 in rebates available, the more upgrades you choose, the more you save! By combining three or more upgrades, you will receive a bump in the rebate amount, further reducing the upfront costs of increasing the efficiency of your Fort Sill or Duncan area home. We have a few ideas about how you can maximize on these savings, by using a little building science knowledge to help your home work smarter, not harder!
Making Smart Home Upgrades
When you think about upgrading the efficiency and comfort of your home, do you think about the air conditioner and furnace first? If so, you’re not alone. Many homeowners here in Oklahoma task their heating and cooling system with the entire burden of their home comfort, not knowing the full scope of the systems within a home that are responsible for overall comfort.
There are key areas of the home that can cause energy loss, and if these key areas are addressed before making any air conditioner or furnace upgrades, they can change the amount of heating or cooling power required by your home! From there, you can make smarter furnace and AC upgrades to better fit your energy efficient home. It works from the outside in, starting with…
Insulation in your attic, exterior walls, and basement or crawl space is there to prevent heat from moving through your home’s construction. This happens both ways, depending on the season. In the winter, insulation keeps the heat inside. In the summer, it keeps the heat out.
INSULATION REBATES: Wondering how to save on insulation costs? If you currently have insulation in your home that is rated less than R-22, you can get a $400 rebate on your insulation upgrade with Pippin!
Heat will also find the tiny air holes in your home, and infiltrate and exfiltrate your living space. This increases energy loss for your heating and cooling systems, and can introduce outside particles, like allergens, mold, chemicals, smoke, and more. Air sealing is the process of finding and sealing all these leaks for an airtight seal.
In addition to keeping your home airtight from the outside, your ductwork needs to maintain a tight seal to properly deliver the air from your air conditioner and furnace. Ductwork is known to be leaky, and those leaks will bring in unwanted air, moisture, and particles to your attic and garage that catch a free ride to your air vents, where they make your home their own.
DUCT SEALING REBATES: Receive up to $800 in air sealing rebates when you combine it with multiple home upgrades!
Starting with these upgrades give your home a great foundation for energy savings, and can solve many home comfort issues like:
Excess dust buildup
Inaccurate thermostat settings
Pay Less Now, and Less Later! Ask Pippin How
If you have been putting off your home upgrades, now is the time to get ahead of your next heating and cooling emergency, and prepare your home for the upcoming winter. Ask the experts at Pippin Brothers how you can combine your efficiency upgrades for greater savings, so that you can spend less on your upfront costs while also spending less on your energy bill each month! We are also one of the few HVAC companies with in house financing in the Lawton, OK area, to help spread out the remainder of your home upgrade costs!