With a recent focus on making Connecticut a more energy-efficient state through Governor Malloy’s comprehensive energy strategy, there is no better place for residents to look than within their own homes. As part of the Energize Connecticut initiative, the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund can help residents get started on reducing their homes’ energy usage and costs by giving away free Conservation Kits while supplies lasts to guests who come into SmartLiving™ Center in Orange to learn more about the Home Energy Solutions (HES) program.
“Guests will see what an HES assessment entails as well as the savings gained from the in-home weatherization service delivered by an expert HES-authorized contractor,” said Chris Ehlert, Manager, Residential Conservation Programs, The United Illuminating Company. “The other immediate benefit is that you will learn how to properly use the materials within the free kit you receive.”
The conservation kit includes:
- 1 13-Watt ENERGY STAR®-qualified Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb (CFL)
- 1 Light-Emitting Diode (LED) night light
- Draft stoppers for outlets and switch gaskets
- 4 Safety caps
- Foam weather strip tape
- 1 Inside storm window kit
- 1 Door sweep
- 1 Refrigerator temperature gauge card
“The objective here is to educate our residents on the importance of energy efficiency,” Ehlert added. “Led by instructors, guests will gain first-hand insight into the latest in energy efficiency technology and appliances as well as the services and measures that will help them to save both energy and money.”
While at the SmartLiving Center, guests can also take a tour to learn more about energy, electrical safety, conservation and much more. Staff will be available to show the most efficient products for homes such as insulation and energy-efficient lighting solutions.
Interested residents can call the SmartLiving Center at 203-799-0460, or stop in and visit Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.