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UPDATES from Saskatchewan 2012 Mechanical Contractors Association of Saskatchewan SaskEnergy Network Members Report S askEnergy Residential Network Membership continues to have a significant presence with 138 Residential Network Members spanning 50 communities. As the province continues to flourish, Network Members remain committed to offering customers the latest in equipment options and an array of energy efficiency programs. Network Members offer convenient fi nancing options on the purchase and installation of natural gas appliances. In 2012, approximately $3 million in natural gas appliances were financed through Network Members. For a limited time, participating Network Members, in collaboration with SaskEnergy and SaskPower, offer customers the option to finance qualifying space heating and cooling equipment at prime rate plus 2% (oac). Qualifying equipment includes ENERGY STAR® qualified furnaces with an AFUE of 95% or higher and a high-efficiency motor and ENERGY STAR® qualified central air-conditioning units with a SEER rating of 14.5 or higher. Since 1998, over $98 million has been financed through SaskEnergy Network Members. To encourage homeowners to save energy and money, SaskEnergy offers a $15 rebate on their SaskEnergy bill with the purchase of a programmable thermostat. Homeowners are encouraged to contact their local Network Member to ensure their new thermostat is professionally installed and working correctly. Since the program began in 2008, over 7,200 Saskatchewan homeowners have received a rebate on their SaskEnergy bill. Encouraging homeowners to upgrade to the most energy efficient equipment possible and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Saskatchewan EnerGuide for Houses (SEGH) program has been a resounding success. Since 2005, more than 53,300 homeowners have participated and over $59.8 million in provincial grants issued. Saskatchewan has the highest uptake per capita in the grant program of any other province or territory. Annual furnace maintenance was top-of-mind in 2012, with a new advertising campaign to promote the importance of having space heating equipment checked regularly—regardless of equipment age—to make sure it is running safely and at peak efficiency. To help raise awareness, a $10 off coupon promotion was launched early in the year, complete with countertop displays, bill inserts, print and online ads. 2012 also produced a price adjustment for both the SaskEnergy Network Member Home Heating Tune-Up and the SaskEnergy Home Check-Up. This was only the second price adjustment implemented since both maintenance services were To encourage homeowners to save energy and money, SaskEnergy offers a $15 rebate on their SaskEnergy bill with the purchase of a programmable thermostat. initially introduced 12 years ago. Almost 18,700 SaskEnergy Network Home Heating Tune-Ups have been completed since 2001. People use natural gas appliances every day to make their lives more comfortable and convenient. By utilizing several different kinds of media from online banner ads to billboards, a new advertising campaign was developed to bring into focus some of the many reasons people love natural gas appliances! Whether it’s a natural gas clothes dryer, range, water heater or barbecue, SaskEnergy Network Members are leading industry experts on the installation, make or model that is right for your home. Participating SaskEnergy Network Members continue to offer AIR MILES Reward Miles. For every $20 spent, customers earn 1 reward mile. In late 2012, customers had the opportunity to earn 250 BONUS AIR MILES® Reward Miles when upgrading to an ENERGY STAR qualified natural gas furnace or boiler. Customers could also earn 100 BONUS AIR MILES® Reward Miles with the purchase of any natural gas appliance. The Commercial HVAC Program encourages the use of high-efficiency natural gas furnaces, boilers, and rooftop units in commercial new construction and retrofit applications. The HVAC program offers an incentive offsetting the purchase price of energy efficient units and is targeted towards small- to medium-sized commercial buildings. The program is available only through participating SaskEnergy Residential Network Members or Commercial Network Members. Incentives are based on the type and number of units installed. This offer is Mechanical Contractors Associations of Alberta, B.C., Manitoba & Saskatchewan 2013 MCA Saskatchewan Events on the Web Visit www. mca-sask.com, click on MCAS Events 23 http://www.mca-sask.com http://www.naylornetwork.com/mab-nxt

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Western Journal 2013

MCA Canada
Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
Inspiring Innovation with Current and Future Students
Balancing Industry Growth with Environmental Concerns
An Even Greener British Columbia
Saskatchewan Immigration and the Mechanical Contracting Industry
MSCC : Discover Your Service-Specific Association
Helping To Shape the Talent of Tomorrow
A Living Breathing Building: VIDOInterVac
Index to Advertisers

The Western Journal 2013

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