While most Connecticut residents have turned on the heat, some are bringing in a professional to winterize their homes.
Through Energize Connecticut's Home Energy Solutions Program, homeowners can bring in Lantern Energy Inc. to figure out where their residence is losing out.
Technicians use several tools to find those leaks. One of those tools is an infrared camera. They hold the camera up to an area that could be a problem and look for that blue coloring. That blue coloring tells them that there's a leak in this area.
“You actually get a sense of where the air leaks are occurring in a very pinpoint way or this is where are energy loss is being drawn from and improving it on site,” Enoch Lenge, who is an Energy Efficiency Spokesperson for Eversource, said.
The service costs $99 or is free, if you're income-eligible.
Technicians will weatherize your home on-the-spot, air sealing and weather stripping the problem areas. Eversource says the simple steps can save, on average, $200 per a year.
“It's really a great opportunity to find simple and easy ways to save energy right away and to see a quick and easy payback,” Lenge said.
Homeowner Derrick Alston and his family prepared for their second winter in their Newington home. They said they are taking a few simple steps to save energy and money.
“I know last winter the foyer was a little drafty, the office behind me,” Alston said. “It's over the garage, so it's a little drafty."
Alston said a warmer and more energy-efficient home is worth the upfront cost.
“We're hoping that it would save money over the long run and keep our budget down,” Alston said.
If you're interested in signing up for an assessment or want more information on the program, click here.
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