ST. LOUIS (AP) — A new survey indicates that few consumers are taking advantage of tax rebates and incentives for energy efficiency upgrades on appliances, light bulbs, air conditioners and other items.

St. Louis-based Emerson commissioned Harris Interactive to perform the study in recognition of October as National Energy Awareness Month. More than 70 percent of respondents said they did not take advantage of rebates, tax holidays or other incentives.

That wasn’t surprising given the fact that more than three-fifths of respondents said they were not even aware of the existence of the incentives.

Karl Zellmer of Emerson says there are many incentives available for energy efficiency upgrades from city, county, state and federal governments, as well as from many utility companies.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press

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