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Pasadena In Focus
May - June 2012

Aging Home Gets Energy Makeover With PWP Rebates

fridgeA longtime “numbers guy” for a local design and construction firm, 30-year Pasadena resident Anthony Quon knew exactly how to get the best bang for his buck when he bought a fixer-upper a few years ago. The 1,500-square-foot ranch-style home, built in 1958, had been thoroughly loved but never updated by its original owners.

“The house needed a lot of work,” said Quon. “This was my opportunity to get in there and do what I wanted, including getting some really great fixtures and appliances that were reasonably priced, energy-efficient and reliable.”

And that’s where PWP came in. While paying his utility bill online, Quon came across a long list of PWP rebates for water- and energy-efficient equipment. During two years of renovations, Quon “maximized everything the city had to offer.”

He selected a deluxe refrigerator, contemporary stainless steel ceiling fans for the den and master bedroom, dual-pane windows and French doors, decorative exterior lighting, and a top-of-the-line air conditioning system, all with the Energy Star® label. He also got incentives from the gas company for an energy-saving dishwasher, washing machine, furnace, tankless water heater and insulation.

Quon made a point of shopping at Pasadena retailers, he said, to help local businesses and also to take advantage of bonus rebates from PWP.
Find PWP rebates at www.cityofpasadena.net/Rebates.