A home energy audit could save residents hundreds on their cooling bills this sumer through the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund’s Home Energy Solutions program.
“We would like all Connecticut residents to know that there is a way to save money during this time,” said Rich Steeves, First Vice Chairperson, Energy Efficiency Board.
“Many people don’t know where to begin, but the first step to consider is getting an expert into your home to conduct a comprehensive energy assessment. The best time to do this is when the temperatures are still comfortable, before it gets too hot. Think about how miserable it would be to insulate your attic in 90 degree weather.”
By receiving an energy assessment, residents could save themselves hours of hard work and better understand how to become more energy efficient and where their money is being spent when it comes to energy usage.
The program provides trained specialists who perform the home assessment, make on-the-spot improvements and provide rebates on appliances, HVAC systems and insulation, for starters. Through the Home Energy Solutions (HES) program, a technician will:
- Locate and seal drafts, cracks and leaks throughout your home
- Evaluate wall and attic insulation and analyze appliances
- Provide and install energy-saving lighting solutions
- Provide and install hot water-saving, low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators
- Provide rebate information for HVAC upgrades as well as certain appliance replacements with ENERGY STAR® certified products.
- Discuss and leave you with information about money-saving tips to stay energy efficient throughout the year
All HES customers can find rebates and incentives for numerous appliances on the Fund’s website, but some of these rebates are available for a limited time only. For instance, zero percent financing for home insulation is available only until June 30, 2012 for all electric and gas heating customers.
The basic HES program costs $75 to be collected at the time of service and is available to all Connecticut Light and Power and United Illuminating Company customers.