Clinton, Connecticut is the latest town in the Constitution State to join the Clean Energy Communities pledge. The campaign, which is part of the state's Energize Connecticut program, looks to reduce municipal energy use by 20 percent over the next five years. At the same time, participating towns also hope to increase renewable sources of power by 20 percent by the same 2018 deadline. The initiative has already drawn in over 70 participating cities. Now, representatives from the Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) utility company and Connecticut's Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) are planning to hold a public presentation on energy efficiency and how to achieve it in the home.
The most popular program on display during this forum will be the Home Energy Solutions project, a home inspection service that promises "to help people save money on their utility bills," according to local news outlet StamfordPlus. The source reports that when homeowners register with the program, specialists will offer efficiency upgrades to their residence, working to insulate hot water pipes, seal air duct leaks and substitute incandescent light bulbs with more eco-friendly LED bulbs.
Virginia homeowners luckily don't have to relocate to Connecticut in order to take advantage of these energy-saving and cost-cutting services. There are a wealth of qualified Virginia home inspectors that can offer the same kind of energy audit that helps individuals learn just how inefficient their home may be and what measures can be taken to both reduce the building's carbon footprint and the expensive utility bills that go with it.