Test your home energy know-how at the library
If Wilton residents are looking to save money on their energy bill, they may be inclined to attend the Dummy’s Guide to Home Energy Upgrades presentation that will take place at Wilton Library on Thursday, Nov. 21.
The presentation is a part of Wilton Go Green’s year-long outreach effort to make all Wilton residents aware of the Home Energy Solutions program, which is funded by the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund.
The presentation will feature representatives of Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P), who will show residents how to best save money on their energy bills.
Rebecca Meyer, a senior program administrator for CL&P, said in a recent email the utility feels this outreach effort deserves its attention because — as a company — it is always looking to lower its customers’ energy bills.
“We want our customers to know that we are here to help them save the most money and get their new equipment installed,” she said, “so that they can begin to experience a more comfortable home and start enjoying the benefits of long-term energy savings.”
She said all Wilton residents can benefit from attending this free presentation, which is part two of a two-part series.
“While it is the second part in the ‘Dummy’s Guide to Home Energy Upgrades’ series, presenters will still cover all of the basics from the first presentation,” she said. “During the first part of the series, we took an in-depth look at the Home Energy Solutions (HES) program, a service where CL&P-authorized energy specialists come to your home and provide energy improvement services.”
The Nov. 21 presentation will still cover HES, she said, but will also discuss other home energy savings options that are of equal importance.
“Topics will include the installation of high-efficiency insulation and heating and cooling equipment, and available tax incentives, rebates, and financing options to implement an energy-saving project.”
As has been noted by the Wilton Energy Commission in the past, the least intrusive way residents can lower their energy bills is by converting lightbulbs to energy-efficient models such as CFL and LED bulbs and by turning off electronics when they are not in use.
“Additionally, residents should look to purchase Energy Star-qualified appliances for their home to further reduce energy consumption,” she said.
To take full advantage of rebate programs associated with efficient appliances and energy-savings bulbs, she said, Wilton residents may log on to cl-p.com and search for energy rebates.