Using humidifiers, closing the fireplace flue and letting sunlight inside are all simple and easy quick-fixes to preserve heat and save money – but if you’re still looking for ways to cut costs and keep warm this winter, consider trying our free home energy assessment.
What you’ll get:
The recently revamped program–which is now available to customers with electric heat and typically higher winter energy bills–includes an in-home energy assessment to determine areas of energy waste, and offers select free efficiency upgrades to help customers save up to 20 percent on their bill. Additionally, low-interest loans are available to help customers finance larger efficiency projects.
A typical home assessment includes sealing air ducts in attics and other spaces prone to heat loss; testing to uncover carbon monoxide/moisture problems; replacing incandescent light bulbs with LED models, free of charge; and issuing a final report with recommendations for other energy efficiency measures. Because these are easy upgrade, the technician is often able to make the changes needed during the initial visit.
Scheduling your assessment:
To get started, fill out an application here. The energy assessments are first-come first-serve. Once your application has been approved, a representative will contact you.
Finding a contractor:
The right technician is important. We recommend a contractor who has been accredited by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) and participate in our Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® programs. BPI sets national standards for auditing and improving energy performance, as well as the health and safety of homes.
Other upgrades, like an ENERGY STAR-certified washer, dryer, refrigerator or additional energy efficient appliance requires some installation planning, but often come with rebates and financial incentives.
Not sure if an in-home energy assessment is right for you? Try our online energy analyzer for a better grasp on your energy usage and ways to save in just five minutes. Or, for questions about a home assessment, feel free to give us a call at 1-855-694-3576, or reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter.