FREDERICTON (GNB) – As part of Energy Star Day, which is being celebrated across Canada today, NB Power is encouraging New Brunswickers to learn how they can use energy more efficiently in their homes and businesses, and to take advantage of the Smart Habits in-store rebate program.

“Products that earn the Energy Star label are independently certified to use less energy, helping customers save money on their energy bills, improve the comfort in their homes and contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions,” said NB Power president and CEO Gaëtan Thomas. “Additionally, by taking advantage of the Smart Habits in-store rebate program, customers can save twice.”

Until Nov. 30 at participating retailers, NB Power is offering in-store rebates of up to $10 on items such as outlet and switch insulators, LED bulbs, faucet aerators, outdoor timers, clothes drying racks, T8 shop lights and fixtures, smart strip power bars, water efficient showerheads and programmable thermostats. More information about the rebates is available online.

The Smart Habits in-store rebate program has helped customers save $47.5 million since it started three years ago.

“Earlier this year, NB Power was extremely proud to receive the Energy Star Canada Award for provincial utility of the year in recognition of our efforts to promote the efficient use of energy in our customers’ homes and businesses,” said Thomas. “Energy efficiency allows New Brunswickers to save money by not using electricity they do not need.”

NB Power’s 2017 Energy Star Day promotion and contest reached 310,000 customers on social media.

Earlier this year, NB Power unveiled several energy efficiency programs and initiatives for homeowners and businesses. More information about those programs is available online.

Energy savings tips are also provided on the Home Energy Report, which is sent to 125,000 households across the province. NB Power’s Home Energy Report portal gives customers access to detailed information about their home’s energy use and customized energy savings tips.