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Home energy efficiency special ends August 31

By ThisIsReno


Home owners should act now for a $199 home energy assessment through EnergyFit Nevada

CARSON CITY —  More than 100 homes throughout Nevada have been upgraded to become EnergyFit this summer, thanks to a limited time offer of $199 for a home-energy assessment.

The home energy assessment is normally up to $700, and approved home auditors inspect homes for energy leaks using state-of-the-art assessment tools. The discounted assessment was made possible by U.S. Department of Energy grant money.

Homeowners must act fast, though, because the special ends August 31, 2012.

“The energy assessment is much like getting a medical check-up on your home,” according to Denee Evans, HomeFree Nevada’s executive director. “Included in the assessment are pressurized blower door tests that reveal where the holes in your home are leaking cool air in the summertime and warm air in the winter.”

Other tests involve using infrared imaging devices that show where poor insulation is creating more energy leaks, as well as ductwork tests and HVAC system tests that show how modest upgrades can substantially reduce energy consumption.

“Energy efficiency is not the same as energy conservation, though the result is the same,” Evans added. “Energy efficiency measures are not about giving up comfort – it’s actually about enhancing the comfort and health of the home while using less energy.”

Sign up today at www.energyfitnevada.org or call for more details: Southern Nevada – 702-734-2000, Northern Nevada – 775-230-7133.

EnergyFit Nevada is supported by funds provided to the Nevada State Office of Energy by a U.S. Department of Energy grant. The program provides rebates of $1,000 to $2,000 on work that increases the energy efficiency of houses by 20 to 30 percent.

The Nevada State Office of Energy ensures the wise development of the state’s energy resources in harmony with local community economic needs and natural resources.

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