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ROSEMEAD, Calif., Aug. 19, 2015 — As hot temperatures and summer continue, Southern California Edison (SCE) reminds customers it offers a variety of energy-efficiency programs that reward customers with rebates, bill credits and other incentives designed to help reduce energy and lower electricity bills. 

“There are so many ways to stay cool and comfortable this summer — while keeping electricity costs in check,” said Mark Wallenrod, SCE’s director of Demand Side Management Program Operations. “Now more than ever, people are interested in saving money and helping the environment. We’re proud to be able to help our customers do that.” 

For example, customers with a swimming pool at their single-family residence may qualify for a $200 rebate if they replace a single-speed or two-speed pool pump with a qualified Variable Speed Pool Pump and Motor model. The difference could save up to 60 percent of a pool’s energy consumption and maximize savings.

Through SCE’s Refrigerator and Freezer Recycling Program, customers with an old, inefficient working refrigerator or freezer can receive a $50 incentive by disposing of their aging appliance in an environmentally responsible way. SCE will pick it up free of charge and dismantle it using Responsible Appliance Disposal standards. By disposing of a spare unit, customers could save up to $180* a year in electricity costs.

To schedule a pick up appointment by phone for the Refrigerator and Freezer Recycling Program, or if you have a question, please call SCE Customer Service at 1-800-234-9722, (TTY 1-800-352-8580). Assistance is available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., or Saturday from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Additionally, you can receive a $35 rebate when you buy an ENERGY STAR® certified refrigerator, or get a $75 rebate when you buy an ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient refrigerator. Upgrading to a more efficient refrigerator could reduce your electricity bill by up to $105* yearly. (*Estimated electricity cost savings are based on an average consumer usage and are not a guarantee of actual savings). Visit for details.

Central air conditioners are one of the busiest electrical appliances when temperatures rise. Updating and maintaining air conditioners can mean big savings on electricity bills over time. When feasible, it is best to use ceiling fans, standing fans, whole house fans or other more energy-efficient technology to stay cool, while also lowering your electricity bill.

Cool down your home with a Window Evaporative Cooler, an efficient alternative to a traditional air conditioner. Purchase and install a qualifying model and get up to $200 in rebates from SCE.

To learn more about these and other energy-efficiency programs, go to

About Southern California Edison

An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.