Peco Energy Co. recently increased rebate amounts for some high-efficiency electric appliances and heating- and air-conditioning equipment as part of its state mandate to promote energy conservation.

Rebates were increased for Energy Star refrigerators, room air-conditioners, some heat pumps, furnace fans and pool pumps. Rebates are also available for customers who switch furnaces, water heaters and clothes dryers from electric to gas. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission approved the changes earlier this year.

The utility says customers have saved $220 million in reduced energy bills and $130 million in rebates and incentives since it launched its Smart Ideas program in 2009.

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