May 21, 2014
/PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power is offering customers multiple ways to save money on their energy bills this summer. Programs with financial incentives offer customers ways to complete home-energy audits, upgrade mechanical equipment and tune up their heating and cooling units. Low and no-cost tips help save energy and lower bills.
"Making minor adjustments at home can result in big savings on your energy bill," said
, vice president of Customer Service. "Dominion offers rebates that can cover the cost of having a contractor evaluate your home's energy efficiency."
Home Energy Check Up Program
When customers complete a home energy check up, they receive a personalized report showing the potential cost savings they could earn by implementing energy-saving measures. Participating contractors collect home energy consumption data to recommend and install energy-saving improvements including:
- compact fluorescent light bulbs
- efficient faucet aerators and showerheads
- replacement air filters for air conditioners
- door weather-stripping
- smart outlet strips
The program reimburses customers up to
in qualified energy-saving improvements. For more information on the Home Energy Check Up, visit:
or call 1-866-DOM-HELP.
"They actually repaired some things that will save me money," said
, a Dominion Virginia Power customer from the
area. Lipford recently took advantage of the Home Energy Check Up. "There is no downside. It's a win-win situation."
Start Saving Today
You can save a lot with easy, do-it-yourself projects. The number one way to conserve energy is to set the thermostat to 78 degrees or higher during the summer months. A savings of up to 3 percent on cooling costs can be achieved for each degree the thermostat is increased.
"We recognize home heating and cooling systems can use a large amount of energy," said Clark. "Routine inspections can help those systems operate efficiently."