City helps residents reduce energy consumption

The City of Bristol is helping its residents reduce their energy consumption, save money on their utility bills, and support the Mayor’s “Bristol Cares” Committee and the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol through its support of the Home Energy Solutions program.
Home Energy Solutions is a convenient home energy improvement service provided by CL&P, UI, and the natural gas utilities as part of the Energize Connecticut initiative. The program is designed to help people save money on their monthly energy bills. For those who sign up, utility-authorized energy specialists come to your home or apartment and install energy-efficient products and perform weatherization services. Services include locating and professionally sealing critical air leaks, replacing incandescent lights with energy-saving bulbs and insulating hot water pipes.
The cost for the Home Energy Solutions service is $75 for homes heating with electricity or natural gas, $99 for homes heated with fuel oil and propane, and is free for those who meet income eligibility guidelines.
Bristol is partnering with three Home Energy Solutions vendors, Handyman Express-Energy Solutions, Victory Energy Solutions and Wesson Energy. For every Bristol resident who signs up for a HES assessment before Dec. 31, 2013, $25 will be generously donated by these vendors to both the Mayor’s “Bristol Cares” Committee and the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol.
“The Home Energy Solutions program is a sensible and practical way for our residents to save money and conserve energy, while helping raise valuable funds for two Bristol organizations that help residents,” said Bristol Mayor Art Ward in a press release. “We hope our efforts encourage other towns across Connecticut to promote the Home Energy Solutions program, as well as other energy efficiency initiatives.”
For additional information on the Home Energy Solutions promotion in Bristol, please call (877) 306-4483.