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July 24, 2013

Energizing Indiana saves Hoosiers money

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“Much of Energizing Indiana’s first-year success can be attributed to the fact that it is a comprehensive initiative, offering a variety of programs, with something for everyone,” said Indiana Utility Consumer Conselor David Stippler.

During the program’s Residential Home Energy Assesments, an energy advisor assesses the home’s energy use, recommends appropriate efficiency measures and installs a kit full of energy saving items, all of which benefit the homeowner. The Income Qualified Weatherization program offers qualified homeowners the opportunity to allow Energizing Indiana to make weather-related efficiency improvements to the home. All consumers can benefit from the Residential Lighting program, which provides large discounts on energy-efficient lighting available at participating retail locations.

The improvements made or suggested by the energy advisor during the home assessment will ultimately lead to lower energy consumption and thus lower utility bills. Many of the improvements will be easy to implement and will be at no-cost or low-cost. Nearly 80 percent of the state can participate in the Energizing Indiana program, with absolutely no fees. Some of the recommended improvements include replacing incandescent bulbs with the energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), installing low-flow faucet aerators, low-flow shower heads, and water heater insulation wrap on electric water heaters. Making a home more energy-efficient can lower energy use, improve air quality and even increase the home’s value, according to Energizing Indiana.

“Home Energy Assessments are a pain-free way to learn how to improve the energy efficiency of your home, leading to lower energy use,” said Bob Nuss. “Thousand of homeowners have already undergone these assessments, and many have found that following through on some of the recommendations has led to a reduction in their energy consumption the first month.”

There are programs to benefit schools as well. Fifth grade students can learn about energy efficiency and how to implement it in their daily lives through the School Education program. The School Building Assessment program can identify the areas of the school building that are energy inefficient and provide recommendations for improvements. Through the Commercial and Industrial Prescriptive Rebates program, businesses can also receive incentives for upgrading to energy efficient equipment and lighting.

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