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For Immediate Release:
November 14, 2011
 
 

Saving Water and Money is Only a Humidifier Away

BRAMPTON, ON. (Nov. 11, 2011) Did you know that some furnace-mounted humidifiers waste almost 200 litres of water per day? Installing a Peel-approved humidifier in your home can help you reduce your daily water consumption and save you money.

Peel’s humidifier rebate program for residents provides rebates for eligible furnace-mounted humidifiers that send less than 50 litres of water to the drain daily. A humidifier that consumes less than 50 litres of water a day is eligible for a $30 rebate, a humidifier that consumes less than 10 litres is eligible for a $70 rebate.

“During the winter months, humidifiers help moisten dry indoor air,” says Carol Chaput, Supervisor of Environmental Education. “Humidifiers also help improve respiration for people with asthma and compromised immune systems, reduce dry skin and irritation associated with dry winter air, as well as reduce static caused by movement on furniture and carpets.”

Peel residents can take advantage of an instant rebate sale at Rona stores on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. During the sale, the rebate amount is instantly taken off the purchase price. The instant rebate sale on Saturday also applies to Peel-approved high efficiency toilets.

To be eligible for a furnace-mounted humidifier rebate, residents must:

  • Own or rent a single-family dwelling in the Region of Peel
  • Have a water service account in good standing
  • Purchase a humidifier from the Peel-approved list, and install it in a residence located in the Region of Peel

To apply for a mail-in humidifier rebate or to view the Peel-approved list, visit watersmartpeel.ca.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon.

For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, ext. 4409 or visit our website at peelregion.ca.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:


Amie Miles
Communications Specialist (Public Works)
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 1636
amie.miles@peelregion.ca

Carol Chaput
Supervisor, Environmental Education
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 3318
carol.chaput@peelregion.ca

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail


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