The initiative is a collaboration among utility companies, the state and consumer organizations that offers Home Energy Assessments to electric customers of Duke Energy, Indiana Michigan Power, Indianapolis Power & Light Company, NIPSCO and Veteran, as well as communities served by the Indiana Municipal Power Agency.
During an assessment, an Energizing Indiana adviser visits the home and analyzes energy usage, may install several saving measures and recommends appropriate efficiency steps.
The energy saved from conducting 6,663 Home Energy Assessments amounts to more than 7,119,114 million kWh saved in Indiana in only six months, said Bob Nuss, managing director for Energizing Indiana.
“We have the potential to reach more than 80 percent of the homes in the state, as well as thousands of businesses,” he said. “To put it in perspective, we could achieve enough savings to power as many as 100,000 homes for a year.”
After an assessment, the energy adviser creates a report for the homeowner listing additional steps he or she can take to improve the efficiency of the home. Many homeowners can see a difference in energy consumption quickly, often in the first month.
Recommendations can range from switching to compact flourescent light bulbs to sealing cracks around windows and doors.
An energy-efficient home can lower energy consumption, improve air quality and increase a home’s value.
“Completing these residential assessments is tremendous, but it’s only one of the ways Energizing Indiana is improving opporutnies for Hoosiers to lower their energy consumption,” said Indiana Utility Consumer Counselor David Stippler. “It has never been easier for Indiana consumers to get the tools they need to use energy more efficiently and help our state address its future energy needs.”
For more information, visit www.energizingindiana.com or call (888) 446-7750.
Source: Energizing Indiana