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The Stamford Boys & Girls Club recently received a $4,125 donation as a result of residents’ participation in Home Energy Solutions, a popular in-home energy improvement service provided by Eversource and Energize Connecticut.
 
“There’s more to Home Energy Solutions than money- and energy-saving benefits,” said Eversource Energy Efficiency Spokesman Enoch Lenge. “Our contractors also educate residents on health and safety measures, and evaluate everything from windows and insulation to appliances and heating and cooling systems. Though it’s a one-stop service, the contractor’s recommendations leave residents with long-term strategies to increase their home’s value.” 
 
Lenge added that the residential campaign also benefits valued organizations like the Boys & Girls Club. For every Stamford resident that completed the service, Eversource-authorized contractors, CT Weatherproof Insulation, New England Smart Energy Group, and Home Comfort Practice donated $25 to the club.
 
During Home Energy Solutions, contractors make on-the-spot energy improvements and recommend further energy-saving opportunities to renters and homeowners. Customers pay $124 for the service which costs an average of $1,000. The difference is covered through Energize Connecticut and the fee is waived for income-eligible customers. Residents who participate save an average of $200 per year, but can reduce their energy costs even further if they take advantage of additional opportunities. Rebates for insulation, wi-fi thermostats, heating and cooling equipment, and ENERGY STAR® appliances are all provided as part of the service.
 
During the service, homeowners and renters receive: 
•Sealing around doors, windows, floor joists, and any other areas where air can escape (this service alone is valued at an average of $600)
•Energy-saving LED light bulbs
•Health and safety tests on heating equipment
•Water-saving showerheads and faucet aerators, and hot water pipe wrap
•A report detailing your home’s performance before and after the service, which includes educational tips on how to further reduce home energy costs
•Information on available financing
•Exclusive rebates on upgrades including insulation, windows, appliances, and heating and cooling equipment 
 
All interested residents should visit EnergizeCT.com or call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) to learn more.