Wallingford to offer tips to save on energy

Wallingford to offer tips to save on energy

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WALLINGFORD — Homeowners can learn how to save on their energy bills at a presentation by the Wallingford Electric Division and CMC Energy Services on Wednesday.

Safety tips will also be offered at the event, held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the community room of the Wallingford Public Library. 

The town’s ongoing Home Energy Savings Program, which offers free home energy audits to residents, will also be explained, said Walt Szymanski, energy efficiency and conservation specialist for the Electric Division. 

As part of the program, a trained technician from CMC Energy Services, who partners with the Electric Division, performs a home audit and offers solutions, such as eliminating air leaks; sealing forced-air ducts; and installing hot water pipe insulation, according to the Electric Division’s website. The service is valued at about $750. To set up an appointment, residents should call CMC Energy Services’ Yalesville office directly at 203-294-9677. 

Participation in the Home Energy Savings program has risen in past years. In 2015, an audit was conducted at more than 750 homes. In 2014, 514 homeowners participated in the program. In 2013, 484 homes participated. Szymanski could not provide participation numbers for 2016 or 2017. 

The Electric Division also offers several rebate programs to residents, including one for attic insulation and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. 

The Electric Division lists other energy tips on its website, www.town.wallingford.ct.us/content/Electric_Division.asp



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