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Hometown Energy Savers

Saving money is always a good thing! BWL created the Hometown Energy Savers® program to help customers do just that. We provide a variety of services and incentives to help residential and business electric customers lower their energy usage and save money. Use the Home Energy calculator to track your energy usage and see ways to save. Visit Kids Korner for fun activities that teach kids what energy is about. Apply for rebates and cash incentives and access free services to help you reach your energy efficiency goals. Our programs are good for your wallet and good for the environment. Remember; the cheapest energy is the energy you don’t use.

We are your Hometown Energy Savers® and we are here to help you be more energy efficient so you can start saving today!

Home Energy Rebates

As a BWL residential electric customer, you’re eligible for rebates when you buy qualifying energy-efficient products and appliances. Call 1-800-573-3503 for more information.

» List of Qualifying Rebates
» 2016 Heating & Cooling Rebate Application
» 2016 Lighting & Appliance Rebate Application
» Tune-up Benefits
» Thermostat Rebates
» BWL HVAC Combo Bonus

Appliance Recycling Program

It is time to replace your older refrigerator, freezer, dehumidifier or room air conditioner? Do you have a second refrigerator plugged in that you’re not really using? These appliances are wasting your money and taking up space. Let us pick them up for FREE! BWL contractor, Michigan Energy Options will pick up these older, working appliances for recycling and you’ll get a rebate check.
Call us at 800-573-3503 to schedule your pick-up today.

» Frequently Asked Questions  
 

Be Bright! Lighting

With the help of the BWL Hometown Energy Savers® program, you can purchase energy efficient lighting and appliances at reduced prices from participating retailers. Please note, some lighting products may not be available at all retailers at certain times throughout the year.

» Participating Local Retailers
» How to Choose the Right Bulb  

Light Bulb Recycling Sites

Customers can conveniently dispose of burnt-out light bulbs at many area locations. Turning in old light bulbs for proper recycling is good for the environment.

» List of Recycling Sites
 

Choosing a Contractor

Increasing your home’s energy efficiency could require a contractor to make improvements such as adding new insulation, windows, or heating and cooling systems.

» What to Look For

Participating Residential Contractors are familiar with the Hometown Energy Savers® Residential program, have completed at least one project through the program, and have agreed to comply with the program's guidelines. The BWL does not endorse any particular contractor or their products within these programs.

» Participating Residential Contractor List  

Solar Attic Fan Rebate

Cash rebates of $125 are available for the installation of solar powered attic fans that replace traditional attic fans in residential homes.

» Program Details
» Solar Attic Fan Rebate Application

Home Energy Suite

BWL Offers online energy audits and informative educational services

Click here to utilize the Home Energy Calculator and Home Energy Library for advice and information.
 

THINK! ENERGY TAKE ACTION!

THINK! ENERGY TAKE ACTION! school program – a 45 to 60 minute interactive, hands-on presentation with a take home energy efficiency kit for each participating student and teacher. The program teaches the importance of energy and environmental resources.

» Thinkenergy.org/BWLConsumers

Multifamily Efficiency Program

The BWL has programs to help landlords and multifamily property managers save energy and money. For income-qualified properties, we directly install energy-saving items for free.

» Program details
 

Trade Ally Enrollment Form

Interested in becoming a participating contractor? Click on the form below to get the process started.

» Trade Ally Application  

Hometown Help

Hometown Help is a FREE program that includes an in-home energy assessment. Call 800-573-3503 or click on the link below for more information!

» Program Details

Affordable Housing Grants

For a limited time, grants of up to $3,000 are available for nonprofit organizations to make energy efficiency improvements to single family homes that they rent or are rehabilitating to sell to residents with limited incomes. This will allow the residents to save on utility bills. Examples of improvements that may qualify for a grant include high efficiency lighting, air conditioning, controls, and certain appliances. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted or May 31, 2017, whichever occurs first.

» Affordable Housing Grant Application

Commercial & Industrial Incentives

These programs provide incentives to customers who wish to make qualified efficiency improvements to their businesses with both custom and prescriptive offerings.

» 2016 Rebate Application
» Quick Reference Guide for Energy Efficiency Incentives

Nonprofit Facility Grants

For a limited time, grants of up to $5,000 are available for energy efficiency improvements in facilities owned or leased by qualifying nonprofit organizations. Funds may be used to make capital improvements that reduce operating costs and save on utility bills such as upgrading lighting, controls, appliances and heating and cooling equipment. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted or March 31, 2017, whichever occurs first.

» Nonprofit Facility Grant Application

New Construction Incentives

Planning a new construction or major renovation project? Take advantage of valuable energy efficiency incentives from the Hometown Energy Savers® program. Call today at (517) 316-7859 and our expert energy advisors will help you get started!

Participating Commercial Contractors

Participating Commercial Contractors have been provided with an orientation on the Hometown Energy Savers® Commercial & Industrial program, have completed at least one project through the program, and have agreed to comply with the program's guidelines. The BWL does not endorse any particular contractor or their products within these programs.

» Participating Commercial Contractor List

Small Business Incentives

Do you have a small business with big energy costs? The Hometown Energy Savers® small business program provides incentives and direct installation for a variety of common electric equipment upgrades such as energy-efficient lighting, HVAC and food service equipment. Custom project incentives are also available. Call today at (517) 316-7859 and our expert energy advisors will help you get started!

Trade Ally Enrollment Form

Interested in becoming a participating contractor? Click on the form below to get the process started.

» Trade Ally Application