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    Default Energy Efficiency Alberta

    Turns out the government wants to give away our money on a mass scale to a 3rd party contractor who will come into your home and upgrade the following for free:

    LED lightbulbs
    LED nightlights
    Faucet aerators
    Low-flow showerheads
    Advanced power strips for audio-visual equipment
    Smart thermostats

    So possibly around $100 worth of things we can claw back from the NDP. But, two site visits, lets say around $75 dollars an hour for a tech

    $150 tech time
    $50 tool charge
    $75 vehicle mileage
    $100 vehicle and tools
    $115 charge for parts

    $500 invoice for the government per house!
    3 house a day, 780 houses per year per unit, 50 units province wide 39,000 upgrades a year
    $20,000,000 a year for the government to change lightbulbs

    https://www.efficiencyalberta.ca/residential-no-charge/

    fucking awesome.
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    But... "it's free" ,,,,,

    I signed up lol. If I'm gonna get fucked by the ndp, I might as well take what I qualify for.
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    Thanks for posting this. I signed up just now haha.

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    Free installation of light bulb, showerheads? Can I sign up to be an installer? My specialty is screwing and unscrewing light bulbs.

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    I read it as free inspection and installation. I bet you will have to pay for the materials in the upgrade.

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    How does it work?
    Getting your no-charge, energy-efficient products is easy:

    Fill out the form to register.
    You’ll receive a call to schedule your installation, and a second call from the installer the day prior to their visit.
    An installer will visit your home, and conduct a walkthrough to identify potential opportunities for energy-efficient upgrades at no charge.
    The installer will upgrade your home to energy-efficient products, and show you how to use them. Most installations don’t take longer than an hour.
    You’ll save money and conserve energy—immediately. And the products are yours to keep at no charge!
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    Originally posted by lilmira
    Free installation of light bulb, showerheads? Can I sign up to be an installer? My specialty is screwing and unscrewing light bulbs.
    I'd bet that like most members here, you have too much experience screwing things you shouldn't have.

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    It will be hilarious when Kijiji is flooded with the thermostats that the government is installing through this program. You won't be able to sell a Nest, EcoBee or an LED bulb at retail price for a while.
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    Not a thing about insulation.

    Proving once again the NDP have no fucking clue about anything at all.

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    Am I getting a Nest or something like that out of this deal?

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    What the hell? Just give us a credit or something for installing the bulbs ourselves. This is ridiculous. The website reads like an April fool's joke.

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    Cheap LED bulbs are already here. I paid 77 cents for my last 8.5 watt 60 watt equivalent.

    Ontario had crazy rebates for many years before us, but they need it.

    http://www.ontario-hydro.com/current-rates

    Currently 18 cents per kwh on peak.
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    How do I become an installer. Can do it when home owners are there too. Evenings and weekends.
    I'll even do follow up servicing as a 1 yr warranty on all bulbs.

    Wish it would allow for a gen set to be purchased. Then I can run my electrical on natural gas and remove my electrical services. As the carrier fees are higher than my usage... Consoldation.

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    Originally posted by Sugarphreak
    I need to remove all the LED lights from my home and sign up for this ASAP



    Free inspection
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    Free products

    So.... how much is the installation?
    No I read it as they come in and inspect your home and then sell you light bulbs.

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    No problem, I'll buy a fuckton of incandescents, put them in and then I'll get the sweet sweet LEDs.

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    Originally posted by Nitro5


    No I read it as they come in and inspect your home and then sell you light bulbs.
    It says you keep the products free of charge.

    Sugarphreak has the right idea, strip out the efficient products you have installed already, get the government ones I stalled, swap back after they leave and sell the government stuff on Kijiji
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    Originally posted by FraserB


    It says you keep the products free of charge.

    Sugarphreak has the right idea, strip out the efficient products you have installed already, get the government ones I stalled, swap back after they leave and sell the government stuff on Kijiji
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    Originally posted by suntan
    No problem, I'll buy a fuckton of incandescents, put them in and then I'll get the sweet sweet LEDs.
    You can still get incandescents? I thought those weren't available for purchase as of several years ago?

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