MADISON, Wis., July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities' statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, is offering a chance for Wisconsin homeowners to win a free home energy assessment from August 1 to 11. Eligible contestants can enter to win online at the Focus on Energy booth inside the We Energies' Energy Park at the Wisconsin State Fair from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Why get a home energy assessment? If a home is not properly insulated or has leaky openings, money may be secretly flowing out in the form of wasted energy. Using specialized technology, energy assessments (valued around $500) pinpoint areas where air may be escaping or entering. By completing air sealing and insulation improvements identified during the assessment, homeowners are eligible for financial rewards through Focus on Energy's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program.
"Many homeowners might be unaware of the energy and money that could literally be flowing out their windows and entryways because of poor insulation," said Sarah Platt, Marketing & Communications Director for Focus on Energy. "We are looking forward to educating Wisconsin residents and businesses about the opportunities to make simple improvements that can help cut down their utility bills."
The Focus on Energy Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program pairs homeowners with trained contractors to conduct energy assessments and make energy-saving improvements. Participants can save up to $2,500 off the total cost of eligible energy efficiency home improvements including air sealing and home insulation.
About Focus on Energy
Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities' statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program funded by the state's investor-owned energy utilities and participating municipal and electric cooperative utilities. Focus on Energy works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Focus on Energy information, resources and financial incentives help to implement projects that otherwise would not be completed. Its efforts help Wisconsin residents and businesses manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment and control Wisconsin's growing demand for electricity and natural gas. For more information call 800.762.7077 or visit focusonenergy.com.
Director of Communications & Marketing
- Renewable Energy & Energy Saving
- Nature & Environment
- Wisconsin State Fair