‘Energy Audit’ available to help save utility costs

Posted By | January 24, 2011 12:00 am

Recent temperatures that dropped down into the teens and single digits was the key factor that prompted Sparta’s electric system director to encourage homeowners, as well as renters, to fill out an ‘Energy Audit’ to find out ways to curtail those expensive heating costs.
L.R. West addressed Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen during its Jan. 20, 2011, meeting and urged them to spread the word about the free service that is available on the TVA Web site.
West said December 2010 was the fourth coldest December on record, and many individuals are facing high utility bills because of the unusually frigid weather.
West said he has filled out the audit for his personal residence, which generated a 16-page report on energy-saving recommendations.
“This is full of information,” said West. “I urge anybody to go on-line and take this [audit] and print it off and use it. I hope the public will start using it more than they have.”
Some of the categories include style of home, number of levels, attic, year built, number of rooms, basement type, square footage, number of people living in the home, main heating system and water heater (gas or electric).
Energy Audit participants will also receive a free energy conservation kit, which includes:
•Two compact fluorescent light bulbs
•Outlet and light switch gaskets
•Filter whistle
•Two faucet aerators
•Hot water temperature gauge
•Home thermometer
To participant in the audit log onto www.energyright.com/audit_kit.htm

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