A Year of Savings with Innovative Energy Solutions – Stored Water Heating Program
Throughout 2023, Stearns Electric will be featuring residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural EnergyWise programs, rebates and other cost and energy saving features in our Year of Savings with Innovative Energy Solutions. In January we are featuring member, Randy Broda and the Stored Water Heating Program.
Member since 1999
Enrolled in Stored Water Heating Program in 2006
WHY DID YOU ENROLL IN THE STORED WATER HEATING PROGRAM?
It just made sense! Not only with the lifetime warranty, but it was a no brainer to use off-peak to save money and energy.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST BENEFIT SINCE BEING ON THE PROGRAM?
Actually saving money overall, it’s paid for itself. Plus, the water heater will never rust out.
ARE THERE ANY INCONVENIENCES OF BEING ON THE PROGRAM?
None! Someone is always available to answer my questions if I have any.
HOW MUCH DID YOU RECEIVE IN REBATES?
When I bought the water heater in June 2006, I received $200 in rebates.
HOW MUCH MONEY HAVE YOU SAVED SINCE YOU ENROLLED IN THE PROGRAM?
With the monthly credit, my water heater paid for itself in about 6 years. In total, I’ve gotten nearly $1,500 in bill credits since 2006.
HOW MUCH ENERGY HAVE YOU SAVED SINCE YOU ENROLLED IN THE PROGRAM?
I save approximately 336 kWh annually, when compared to a standard water heater.
Stored Water Heating Program
The EnergyWise Stored Water Heating Program conserves energy by heating water during off-peak hours when electric costs are the lowest. Your water heater will heat overnight and then distribute hot water throughout the day.
WATER HEATING TIMES:
October – April: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
May – September: 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
REQUIREMENTS AND BENEFITS:
- Participants must have a 90% efficient, 80 gallon or larger water heater. Stearns Electric Association recommends a 100 gallon storage capacity water heater.
- Members receive a $7.50 Stored Water monthly bill credit.
A Marathon water heater is a great way to save money and energy with the Stored Water Heating Program. Marathon Water Heaters are 92% energy efficient. This high efficiency unit takes less energy to heat your water and you are able to store your hot water longer.
Stearns Electric offers residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural rebates for our member-consumers. By upgrading to more efficient equipment and enrolling in our EnergyWise programs, you will save money and energy every month. Contact Stearns Electric at (800) 962-0655 for more information.
Throughout 2023, Stearns Electric will be featuring residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural EnergyWise programs, rebates and other cost and energy saving…