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State Rep. Kathy Kennedy: Check Your Home Energy Efficiency

Posted on September 5, 2019 by jdooley


Dear Neighbors,

In preparation of colder months ahead this is a good time of year to check your home energy efficiency.

Windows, doors, and electrical outlets are all common areas for your cool/warm air to escape, causing air conditioner units and heaters to work harder and increase your energy usage. Weatherizing can help keep energy use down without sacrificing comfort.

Please know that both United Illuminating and Eversource offer a low-cost in-home assessment service program, called Home Energy Solutions, that includes weatherization.

An energy assessment visit to weatherize your home could possibly save you significant dollars in heating or cooling costs.

During the in-home visit, authorized contractors make on-the-spot energy improvements, such as:

  • Sealing gaps and spaces around openings, between joists, etc.
  • Installing energy-saving LED light bulbs
  • Installing water-saving showerheads and faucet aerators
  • Performing health and safety tests on heating equipment

At the end of the visit, they may recommend additional energy-saving opportunities, and provide renters and homeowner’s with a report detailing the home’s performance before and after the service.

I encourage you to consider taking advantage of this service.

For more information, please visit or call 1-877-WISE-USE.