Before we Talk APS and SRP AC Rebates, Let’s Talk Utility Rate Plans
I have good news and bad news regarding utility rebates for SRP and APS customers who purchase a new central air conditioning and heating system. The good news is for anyone who is an SRP Customer, and the bad news is for anyone who is an APS customer.
I’m not trying to “poke the bear” when I say I’m very glad I’m personally an SRP customer because I really do feel bad for anyone in APS territory.
If you aren’t yet aware, APS recently enacted fairly significant rate increases and we have spoken to many clients that are having trouble trying to figure out the confusing new rate plans, some of which have extremely high surcharges.
Choosing the wrong plan, or not adapting your lifestyle to avoid high surcharges could lead some homeowners and business owners in APS territory to receive unexpected high bills, especially this summer during air conditioning season.
Note 1: I’ll publish an article in the near future that helps explain each plan in more detail, but for now it’s important to understand that you will be penalized if your demand is too high all at one time. EX. Your electric dryer, AC, and oven (for example) are all on at the same time – especially during the “new” peak demand hours. It’s best to “stagger” the usage of each with the new plans.
Note 2: If advised to “supercool” your home by APS (or anyone else for that matter), be sure yourhome and air conditioning system are right first. You can accomplish this by having a home energy audit conducted. If not, you might get a whopper of a power bill at the end of the month.