May 21, 2010
Assessments can spot efficiency ills for single-family homes
PPL Electric Utilities customers now have two more ways to learn about how to be more energy-efficient and save energy at home with a new E-power home assessment and weatherization program. The program is open to residential customers with single-family homes that are either all electric or have central air conditioning.
Participants can choose an E-power home energy survey for a flat $50 fee. The cost of a more extensive E-power home energy audit will vary by contractor, but customers will receive a $250 rebate on the audit if their home is all-electric. Customers whose homes are not all electric, but that have central air conditioning, can get a $150 rebate.
With either the survey or audit, customers will receive the following energy efficiency measures:
Additionally, all customers will receive information on other E-power programs that provide cash incentives that can help offset the costs of energy efficiency improvements.
Customers can choose from a list of auditors certified by the Building Professional Institute who are specially trained to participate in the E-power program. To find out which option best suits your needs, call 1-866-660-4551. Customers living on low or fixed incomes may be eligible for our Winter Relief Assistance Program and should call 1-888-232-6302.
Program funding is limited, so interested homeowners should act now to take advantage of this valuable tool.
“This initiative is about giving customers important, helpful information on ways they can save energy and save money,” said Tom Stathos, director of Customer Programs and Services for PPL Electric Utilities. “Program participants will receive on-the-spot reports on energy efficiency measures they can implement along with information on rebate opportunities available to them.”
A home’s age and condition often can provide guidance on whether to select an audit or a survey. “A survey can be a good choice if a home is less than 20 years old and has no major comfort concerns or moisture issues,” Stathos said. “An older home where those issues exist may benefit from a more comprehensive professional audit.”
To find out more about all the programs under the PPL Electric Utilities E-power umbrella, visit www.pplelectric.com/e-power.
The E-power initiative provides customers with tools, information and incentives to use energy more efficiently, help them save money and reduce their carbon footprint. It offers a comprehensive group of programs for residential, business and institutional electricity users.
PPL Electric Utilities Corporation is a subsidiary of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) that provides electricity delivery services to about 1.4 million customers in Pennsylvania. It has consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. More information is available at www.pplelectric.com.