The City of Danbury and Eversource are working together to help residents save energy by encouraging their participation in Home Energy Solutions, an Energize ConnecticutSM in-home energy improvement service provided by Eversource.
Customers typically pay $124 for the service. However, now through August 31, the first 80 Danbury residents to sign up will receive it for free. Interested residents can sign-up by visiting www.EnergizeCT.com/HES or calling 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873).
“We’re very happy to be able to offer this clean energy solution to our residents,” said Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton. “We’re fortunate that our partnership with Eversource has allowed us to offer our residents a program that will assist in alleviating some of their financial burden, as costs around the state continue to escalate.”
During the service, Eversource-authorized contractors make on-the-spot improvements including:
•Sealing around doors, windows, floor joists, and any other areas where air can escape (this service alone costs an average of $600)
•Installing energy-saving LED light bulbs
•Performing health and safety tests on heating equipment
•Installing water-saving showerheads, faucet aerators, and hot water pipe wrap
Offering information on available financing
•Providing a report detailing your home’s performance before and after the service, which includes educational tips on how to further reduce home energy costs
“Home Energy Solutions goes beyond the money- and energy-saving benefits. It’s a comprehensive service that helps people understand how their homes use energy,” said Eversource Energy Efficiency Spokesman Enoch Lenge. “Our contractors evaluate everything from windows and insulation to appliances and heating and cooling systems, and address areas the average homeowner or renter may not consider when it comes to energy efficiency.”
Homeowners and renters who participate save an average of $200 per year, but can reduce their energy costs even further if they take advantage of additional opportunities. Rebates for insulation, wi-fi thermostats, heating and cooling equipment, and ENERGY STAR® appliances are also provided as part of the service.
Lenge added, “Though it’s a one-stop service with on-the-spot improvements, our contractors recommend long-term strategies to operate your home more efficiently and even increase its value.”
Beginning September 1, the cost for the service will increase to $149, which costs an average of $1,000. The difference is covered through Energize Connecticut. The fee is waived for income-eligible residents.
Learn more about Home Energy Solutions by visiting www.EnergizeCT.com/HES or calling 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873).
About Energize Connecticut
Energize Connecticut helps you save money and use clean energy. It is an initiative of the State of Connecticut, the Connecticut Green Bank, Eversource, UI, SCG and CNG, with funding from a charge on customer energy bills. Information on energy-saving programs can be found at EnergizeCT.com.