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Save money with CSEA-sponsored energy programs Cut costs, stay warm! CSEA members can save hundreds to thousands of dollars on energy costs with CSEA Member Benefits that provide discounts on several energy plans and home improvements. Call today and start saving! American Solar Partners* Save $1,000 per year or more on your utility bill, and increase the resale value of your home. No money upfront — incentives and loans can cover 100 percent of cost. Schedule a free home solar assessment: Call 914-699-3366 or email: info@americansolarpartners.com. *Urgent: The low-interest loan available through NYSERDA is due to expire in April 2015. By acting now, you lock in the low interest loan. All other grants and tax incentives will still be available to offset the costs. Atlantic Power and Gas Atlantic Power and Gas (APG) is CSEA’s electric and natural gas energy provider. CSEA members now have a choice on how to manage their energy costs. APG is offering members a variable rate program with a 5 percent direct rebate on your monthly bill or a fixed rate program to control your energy costs. The switch to Atlantic Power and Gas is simple and easy. To enroll, visit www.atlanticpowerandgas/csea. For more information, email csea@atlanticpowerandgas.com or call 1-888-489-8899. Heat USA ** CSEA members enjoy savings of $200 to $300 annually on oil and a free full service contract. Call 1-888- 432-8872 or visit www.heatusa.com. Propane Pro** Propane Pro connect s CSEA members with up to four pre-screened suppliers in your neighborhood. Suppliers compete for your business and you save. Call 1-855-966-1444 or visit www.propane.pro/csea **Members with HEAT USA or Propane Pro will receive $50 of free oil or propane. Freeport member saves with solar HEMPSTEAD — CSEA member Ted Forker only has good things to say about CSEA’s solar member benefit. Forker, a Village of Freeport Local member who resides in Hempstead, took advantage of the program and now enjoys great savings through renewable and abundant solar energy. Previously paying $175 a month on his utility bill, Forker now pays about $20 a month. Through the 21 solar panels on his roof, Forker has saved roughly $800 in six months since installing the system from CSEA member Ted Forker stands in front of American Solar his home this summer after solar panels were Partners. installed through a CSEA member benefit with “The price American Solar Partners. of electricity is only going to go up. It’s nice to know I can counter that,” he said. At present, there are many state and federal programs that allow residents to install a solar array with no money out-of-pocket while saving thousands of dollars. “It’s a great deal but it will not last forever. The incentives are very good but they will decrease sometime in 2015 so now really is the time to act,” said Lee Smith of American Solar Partners. In addition, members who take advantage of the Solar Member Benefit find that their homes are worth more with solar panels installed. American Solar Partners uses only American-made products and union installation. To find out how much you can save through a free solar assessment, contact American Solar Partners at 914-699-3366 or info@americansolarpartners.com. 18 The Work Force February 2015


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