Keys Energy Services relaunched its popular rebate program for energy efficient appliances and equipment Sunday, Oct. 1.
The program includes the following rebate options for residential customers: water heater timer ($25); programmable thermostat ($25); ceiling fan ($25); white roof coating ($25); dehumidifier ($50); dishwasher ($55); room air conditioner ($75); refrigerator ($75); clothes washer ($100); duct leak repair or replacement ($150); ductless air conditioner ($175); central air conditioner ($250); and solar Water Heater ($450). The terms of the rebate program allow customers to receive more than one rebate per appliance type within a designated timeframe.
KEYS customers looking for more information on the rebate program should log on to KeysEnergy.com. Once online, customers can select from the 13 rebate options available and download the applicable form and application.
Rebates will be awarded to eligible KEYS customers on a first-come, first-served basis, and the rebate program will end when funding is no longer available. KEYS is set to award approximately $99,000 in rebates, which will be added to the approximately $807,000 it has provided in rebates since 2008.
Due to service interruptions from Hurricane Irma the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority will be estimating customer bills in September based on the prior year’s consumption. Customers will also receive a 50 percent discount off the estimated September consumption. This discount will be posted to the customer’s September or October bill or a combination of each bill, depending on the billing cycle.
This estimation and discount provides two advantages to the customer: First, it negates any excess water use due to leaks and extra cleaning during this time, and second, it only charges for the period that potable water was available.
“Our Board of Directors recognizes what a trying time this has been for our customers,” said Kirk Zuelch, Executive Director. “We believe that this provides a fair and equitable billing process for all.”
For additional information contact the FKAA’s Customer Service Department at 305-296-2454.
Post-Irma Transmission Line Repairs to Impact Boaters and Water Activity
Keys Energy Services will begin work on Thursday, Oct. 5, removing and replacing four transmission line poles and related power lines and hardware that were downed during Hurricane Irma. The poles are located behind Big Coppitt and Rockland keys, on the Gulf side, near the Toppino Bridge.
The work is scheduled to last an estimated two weeks and the immediate area will be closed to boaters and all water activity during that time.
Multiple barges, drilling equipment, boats transporting equipment and bucket trucks, and overhead line work will make the area dangerous. Boaters who access the Gulf under the Toppino Bridge are urged to stay clear of the area during the construction period. Those who plan to engage in water activities should consider temporarily relocating their boats until construction is complete.
There will be no interruption in electrical service during the scheduled repair work.
Keys Energy Set To Work on Post-Irma Street Light Repairs
With reconstruction on all affected electrical feeders 100 percent complete, Keys Energy Services will soon begin work on assessing the damage to street lights and making necessary repairs.
A nighttime field assessment will take place the week of Oct. 2 to determine the repairs that need to be made. Repairs and replacements will commence on Oct. 11 and will take two to four weeks, depending on the extent of the damage. KEYS will make repairing public right of way lights a priority.
If your neighbors have power and you do not, and you have not already reported the outage, call 305-295-1010.
Attention homeowners: If you have moved a recreational vehicle onto your property to live in while repairing your home, you should have a plumber make a temporary connection to your existing sewer system.
County sewer connection permit fees are waived for RV hookups during the emergency period.