Energy Conservation - Residential
Energy Star® qualified appliances save energy, money, and help protect the environment. Join the national effort to help use energy wisely. Buy appliances that have earned the Energy Star® rating. Only products delivering the highest level of energy efficiency are awarded the Energy Star® from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U. S. Department of Energy.
Saving energy also saves money. By using energy-efficient products, the average household can save up to $400 per year on utility bills. (Savings are estimated. Actual savings may vary.)
The U. S. EPA says that if just 10% of us used Energy Star® appliances, it would be the carbon dioxide pollution reduction equivalent of planting 1.7 million acres of new trees.
For more information on Energy Star® qualified products and energy efficiency, visit www.energystar.gov.
Programs & Resources
Contact WED's Energy Efficiency & Conservation Specialist, Walter Szymanski, at 203-294-2280 for more information regarding qualifying projects, cost, payback period, how to apply, etc. and for questions on any of the Electric Dvision's energy conservation programs.
Home Energy Savings Program
The Wallingford Electric Division (WED) is continuing its Home Energy Savings (HES) program for all WED residential customers. With the HES program, every WED residential customer still has access to valuable home energy efficiency improvements.
The HES program provides all WED residential customers with access to high quality home energy use evaluations, and meaningful energy savings measures based upon the findings of these evaluations. HES enables the WED's residential customers to have a trained technician evaluate the energy performance of their home and apply energy saving measures during the evaluation process. These measures include:
- Test for air leaks, and eliminate as many as possible
- Test forced-air duct work for leaks, and seal as many as practicable
- Inspect attic insulation, and provide a special rebate coupon to eligible customers
- Install up to 25 light emitting diode (LED) lamps in appropriate sockets and fixtures
- Install hot water pipe insulation
- Install hot water saving devices such as low flow showerheads and faucet aerators
- Inspect appliances, and provide rebate coupons toward replacing inefficient units
The WED has arranged for CMC Energy Services (CMC) to perform these energy use evaluations and apply the above-mentioned energy saving measures. CMC is an experienced and well-qualified firm that specializes in programs such as the WED HES. CMC has an office in Yalesville and can be reached at 203-294-9677.
Residential customers who wish to take part in the HES program should call CMC directly. Please DO NOT CALL THE ELECTRIC DIVISION OFFICES TO SCHEDULE AN HES EVALUATION. ALL HES SCHEDULING IS DONE THROUGH CMC.
The WED encourages all of its residential customers to contact CMC to arrange for a residential energy use evaluation. Funding is limited, and the evaluations will be performed on a first-come, first-served basis, so customers are urged to quickly contact CMC to arrange for their home energy evaluation.
Change a light. Change the world.
No matter what the season--winter, spring, summer, or fall, now more than ever is the time to make the switch to LED lighting. Visit the following web sites for more information:
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