TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Beginning today and running to Sunday, September 14, people across Ontario can bring in their old, inefficient dehumidifier to any Canadian Tire store and exchange it for a $50 coupon towards the purchase of a replacement ENERGY STAR® qualified dehumidifier as part of theOntario Power Authority's (OPA) saveONenergy EXCHANGE EVENT.
Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy, visited the Carling Avenue Canadian Tire in Ottawa to launch this weekend's EXCHANGE EVENT.
In addition to saving $50 towards the purchase of a new energy-efficient appliance, participants may also enjoy additional ongoing savings of up to $50 per year in electricity costs when they replace their old unit with an ENERGY STAR® qualified one.
To be eligible for the exchange, old dehumidifiers must be at least 10 years of age or older and in working condition. Old appliances will be recycled and decommissioned responsibly.
Consumers can also print out coupons from the saveONenergy website to access additional energy-saving product discounts all year long.
Ontario continues to be a North American energy conservation leader. Ontario's conservation efforts are helping families and businesses across the province become more active in reducing their energy consumption. Ontarians have conserved more than 2,400 megawatts of electricity since 2006 – the equivalent of powering more than 700,000 homes.
"Ontario is proud to be putting conservation first. Conservation and energy efficiency efforts, like the saveONenergy EXCHANGE event, help Ontario families use less energy and manage their electricity costs," says Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy.
"The saveONenergy EXCHANGE EVENT provides another energy-savings opportunity for Ontarians to manage their electricity costs," says Andrew Pride, OPA's Vice-President, Conservation. "This event demonstrates Canadian Tire's continuing support for our province-wide conservation goals, as well as Ontarians' commitment to a culture of conservation across Ontario."
Find more information about the saveONenergy EXCHANGE EVENT.
Find more information about Ontario's saveONenergy energy conservation programs at www.saveonenergy.ca.
The Ontario Power Authority is responsible for ensuring a reliable, sustainable supply of electricity for Ontario. Its key areas of focus are planning the power system for the long term, leading and coordinating conservation initiatives across the province, and ensuring development of needed generation resources.
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