Energy Conservation - Residential
Energy StarŪ 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 StarŪ rating. Only products delivering the highest level of energy efficiency are awarded the Energy StarŪ 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 StarŪ appliances, it would be the carbon dioxide pollution reduction equivalent of planting 1.7 million acres of new trees.
For more information on Energy StarŪ qualified products and energy efficiency, visit www.energystar.gov.
Programs & Resources
- Electric Heat Pump Water Heater Rebate
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 Home Energy Savings 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 WEDs 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 compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) 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 Competitive Resources, Inc. (CRI) to perform these energy use evaluations and apply the above-mentioned energy saving measures. CRI is an experienced and well-qualified firm that specializes in programs such as the WED HES. CRI 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 CRI directly. Please DO NOT CALL THE ELECTRIC DIVISION OFFICES TO SCHEDULE AN HES EVALUATION. ALL HES SCHEDULING IS DONE THROUGH CRI.
The WED encourages all of its residential customers to contact CRI 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 CRI to arrange for their home energy evaluation.
Call CRI to determine if a co-payment fee applies. This program is always free to our customers who heat with electricity and to those who receive energy assistance.
Change a light. Change the world.
Sponsored and subsidized by the Wallingford Electric Division.
No matter what the season--winter, spring, summer, or fall, now more than ever is the time to make the switch to compact fluorescent lighting or LED lighting. Visit the following web sites for more information on these energy-savings technologies:
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