Home energy solutions help with conservation

January 9, 2017 by  

The Town of Greenwich has collaborated with energy supplier Eversource to provide invaluable energy saving solutions to town residents, and help with tree conservancy at the same time.

For every household that signs up to Energize Conneticut’s Home Energy Solutions program, a $25 donation will be made to Greenwich Tree Conservancy.

The energy survey, undertaken by an Eversource-licensed contractor, is worth around $1,000 but will cost householders just $124. Income-eligible residents will be able to get the service for free. Households can expect to save around $200 on annual bills after the survey has been completed.

The survey will include on-the-spot solutions, such as replacing or installing draught-proof seals on doors, windows, floors and any other inefficient areas. This could normally cost up to $600. Energy-saving light bulbs and water-saving showerheads and faucets will also be installed where necessary, and hot water pipes will be insulated.

A detailed report will also be provided, giving advice and tips on energy performance and how to further reduce energy costs, with information on further schemes and rebates available.

Peter J. Tesei, Greenwich First Selectman, said:

“We hope that this campaign, which also benefits the efforts of the Greenwich Tree Conservancy, will educate residents on the different types of energy efficiency improvements that can be made in their homes.”

Residents may want check their calendars for available appointments, as the scheme is due to end June 20.