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Electric customers with heat pumps are eligible for a reduced electric rate. Please call 874-7325 to see if you are eligible
Electric customers with heat pumps help Columbia Water and Light reduce summer peak demand which saves the utility money. This savings is passed on to our customers.
|Customer Charge||$7.20 per month|
|first 750 kWh||9.44 cents per kWh|
|all remaining kWh||7.568 cents per kWh|
No. The heat pump rate is applied only during winter months, October through May
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Columbia Water and Light offers low-interest Super Saver loans to help our customers fund this type of energy improvement.
A heat pump is a single appliance that can provide both your heating and cooling. During the summer, the heat pump works like a conventional air conditioner, cooling the home. In winter, the heat pump reverses its flow and heats your home by extracting heat from the outside air and pumping it to your house. Usually a heat pump is an add-on system that improves the efficiency of your conventional gas or electric furnace. When the weather is very cold, the heat pump shuts off and your furnace takes over.
One feature in many models is a variable speed compressor that alters its power usage based on the need for heating or cooling. When needs are minimal, the compressor runs at slower speeds. Variable speed units provide better humidity control during the cooling season and are much quieter for year-round operation.
This information taken from proposed Columbia Ordinance - Chapter 27, Section 27-166