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NV Energy offers free weatherization program for qualified residents



image003-1829783-2941198To help residential electric and natural gas customers conserve energy and reduce their power bills, NV Energy is again offering its Comfort Savings Program. A conservation program designed to reduce energy costs with free energy efficiency improvements, the Comfort Savings Program focuses on assisting families residing in single and multi-family dwellings. It’s available to home owners and renters who meet specific income qualifications.

“This is a great opportunity for residential customers who would like to save on their energy costs,” said Chad Piekarz, an energy efficiency expert with NV Energy. “We utilize a variety of tools to gauge where a household can save energy then complete improvements to ensure the home is as energy efficient as possible.”

Professionally trained technicians perform free energy audits at customers’ homes to determine what’s needed to make the homes more energy efficient. They also perform appliance safety checks.

Items installed through the program can include high efficiency shower heads and faucet aerators, insulating blankets for hot water heaters, carbon monoxide detectors and compact fluorescent lights. Technicians will also caulk any air leaks around windows and install weather stripping on doors. The audits and upgrades are free.

Participants must be current NV Energy customers in good standing and meet the income requirements outlined by the Comfort Savings Program. To see if you qualify, visit the company’s website or call 1-866-920-7822.

Over the past four years, the Comfort Savings Program has helped about 1,000 NV Energy customers in northern Nevada to be more energy efficient.

For additional information on any of NV Energy’s energy efficiency and conservation programs, visit the website or call (775) 834-4444

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