Energy Wise Metered Electric Heating Qualified Products: This is for any type of permanently-wired electric heating system that’s a minimum of 5,000 watts (5 kW).
- Baseboard heaters
- Cove heaters
- Electric thermal storage
- Fan forced heaters
- Garage heaters
- Heat Pumps
- In-floor heating
- Plenum heaters
- Water heaters
How it works:
- This is a voluntary program for electric heating products. Products are switched to a backup heat source during peak electricity usage times.
- By avoiding peak use periods, MVEC does not have to pay premium prices when purchasing power from its wholesale power providers. It’s a win-win for everyone. Members save by paying lower rates and it helps MVEC reduce its wholesale electric bill.
- Wiring and installation costs vary and are the member’s responsibility. Installation is available through MVEC’s network of local contractors. A wiring affidavit is required before MVEC can install the Energy Wise meter. Rebates available.
Warm up your feet! This product is an economical heating solution for your home. There are many applications available – porches, bathrooms, kitchens, foyers, basements and garages. It is safe, quiet and offers great comfort control.
A Plenum Heater is a simple inexpensive way to add electric heat to your forced-air heating system. The unit fits in the duct work above the gas or oil furnace and comes in a variety of sizes to fit most applications. It contains electric coils and when the thermostat calls for heat, the coils activate.
Easily add heat to your garage or pole barn with an electric garage heater. It can be mounted from the ceiling or wall bracket. It’s compact and offers great comfort control.
Installed along the floor or “baseboard” area of a room, this type of heater is an excellent option for existing homes due to the flexibility and ease of installation. The key to baseboard heaters is airflow. Anything blocking the air flow into and out of the unit will decrease the energy efficiency.
A fan-forced heater is capable of blowing warm air throughout a room. This recessed heating unit typically is installed on a wall or ceiling.
An Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) offers you the best of both worlds. It can efficiently meet your home’s heating needs down to about 15 degrees above zero, saving you money on the cost of running your gas furnace. This same unit also cools your home in the summer. Because they are 200-400% efficient, you can save up to 50% on heating costs with a heat pump. Heat pumps and air conditioners must be central systems to operate on Energy Wise programs and qualify for MVEC rebates. Mini splits do not qualify as a central system.
A Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) relies on the relative warmth of the earth for its heating and cooling production. A GSHP does not create heat; it simply moves it from one area to another. Since this product uses free heat from the ground, annual operating expenses can be 35 – 70% lower than most other heating systems available.
Questions? Contact an MVEC Energy Specialist
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