How To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient FOR FREE

How To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient FOR FREE

This week I was told about a program that sounded too good to be true. Lo and behold, it's the real deal. You can get a company to come out and make your home significantly more energy efficient, which will save you significant money over your time in your home. Oh yeah, AND it's FREE.


So who's footing the bill on this? Oncor is the regulated electric transmission and distribution service provider that serves all of the greater DFW area. You might have your service through TXU, Reliant, Green Mountain or another electric company, but Oncor feeds all of these. In an effort to cut down on overall energy usage, Oncor started the Home Energy Efficienty program to incentivize homeowners to help with this. Basically, if we use less energy, it saves Oncor by not having to building new huge power plants and run them. Pretty simple logic, huh? 


So, what's the catch? There's not one, really. Your home has to qualify through Oncor and must be more than 10 years old. For homes that are all electric, qualifying properties can be serviced entirely for free. For homes that use both electric and gas, Oncor will not pay for all of the service, but they will still cover some. Common energy efficiency measures include added attic insulation, duct sealing and window and door weatherstripping.


I called to see if my house qualified and how much I would be looking at. Since I have electric and gas in my 1944 home (that is extremely energy inefficient in case you couldn't guess), I will have to pay part of the service. For my house, I am looking at $1000. For comparison sake, I had a contractor bid how much new attic insulation would be. The attic insulation alone would cost me over $2000, and that's not including the weatherstripping and duct sealing. Naturally I said, "Sign me up!" and "How soon can you be here?"


For more information about the program, visit www.takealoadofftexas.com/home-energy-efficiency.aspx or call 1.866.728.3674. 


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