That blanket of leaves covering your property is a gentle reminder that winter is near. There are numerous ways to keep your home energy costs down this winter. Improving your home’s energy efficiency is not difficult and can take some burden off of your wallet and Mother Earth.
Energy Trust of Oregon is a non-profit organization that offers the following services to Oregonians who are ready to make some positive changes:
FREE ONLINE: Log on to Energy Trust’s Home Energy Analyzer at www.energytrust.org/analyzer for a do-it-yourself home audit and ideas for ways to save
FREE HOME ENERGY REVIEW: Schedule a free one hour walk-through of your home with an Energy Trust specialist. Receive energy saving recommendations specific to your home. It’s easy to sign up. Call 1-866-368-7878 or go to www.energytrust.org/her to sign up. You may even get some free compact fluorescent light bulbs! Did you know that CFL’s use 75% less energy and last 10 times longer than standard bulbs?
FEE BASED HOME PERFORMANCE: (Typically $200-600 depending on size of home): Schedule a comprehensive home assessment. A detailed 3 to 4 hour evaluation and energy fitness plan. A Building Performance Institute-certified contractor will test all the components of your home using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. You will receive a detailed report and cost analysis tailored to your home and lifestyle. For complete details visit www.energytrust.org/hp.
Oh, and after you schedule your free Home Energy Review… go play in the leaves!
All my best,