A major roadblock to increasing the number of energy efficient homes in the United States is awareness, but one Avon, Connecticut, library is looking to change that with a presentation on programs for home energy efficiency that is open to the public and free to attend.
According to the Stamford Plus, the discussion forum will give both businesses and locals an opportunity to discuss the range of energy-saving and sustainability options available to them now. The presentation will also touch on how energy efficient initiatives can improve Avon's standing in the Clean Energy Communities pledge.
The Clean Energy Communities project is comprised of 60 participating Connecticut towns, including Avon. Its goal, The Courant reports, is to decrease municipal energy use by 20 percent and allocate its electricity demands to renewable sources, all by 2018. The initiative is supported by the state's Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority and the Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) utility company.
The presentation will be partly led by CL&P representatives who can help inform attendees about the importance of home inspection services in establishing eco-friendly houses. As the source reports, some of the recommendations made by home inspection contractors include sealing leaky air ducts, installing more efficient light bulbs and replacing hot water pipes with more insulated alternatives.
Of course, home inspections are not limited to Avon. There are a number of qualified, professional Maryland home inspectors on hand to serve the residents of the Chesapeake Bay State. Maryland homeowners are encouraged to make an appointment with these contractors to determine ways they can improve their house's energy efficiency and decrease their utility expenses.