Certified energy advisor Len Freeth (right) of City Green Solutions goes through an energy audit in the home of (L-R) Bob Hrycay

Ways to reduce your Nelson Hydro bills

Feeling a little drafty in your home or business? Are you heating the outside, and paying for it?

Feeling a little drafty in your home or business? Are you heating the outside, and paying for it? Here’s a way to reduce your energy bills and save money — get retrofit!

The EcoSave Energy Retrofits program, sponsored by Nelson Hydro, launched just a month ago. Already 75 participants have registered to learn how they can “get retrofit.”

Through the program, homeowners receive a home energy assessment at a reduced price. This includes a customized retrofit plan and information on how to access up to $7,000 in LiveSmart BC rebates.

Even simple actions like caulking and weather stripping can make a difference. Upgrades like improved insulation and installing more efficient space and water heating systems can produce a noticeable reduction in utility bills.

To help participants make those investments, EcoSave offers low-cost financing that is repaid on your Nelson Hydro utility bills.

“On-bill financing is a unique benefit of the program, but there are many others,” says Carmen Proctor, EcoSave coordinator. “For example, if you register before July 31, you get a home energy assessment for $50. That’s a very good price.”

To learn more about the EcoSave program, Nelson Hydro commercial and residential customers and contractors are invited to an information evening this coming Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Prestige Lakeside Resort.

EcoSave funding partners from Natural Resources Canada, FortisBC, Columbia Basin Trust and Nelson Hydro will be in attendance. LiveSmart BC and Nelson and District Credit Union representatives will talk about their roles in the EcoSave partnership.

A certified energy advisor from City Green Solutions will speak, as will the first official participant in the EcoSave program who has already had a home energy assessment.

It’s a chance to learn about retrofits, rebates and home energy assessments. A variety of door prizes will be awarded, including free home energy assessments. Refreshments will be served.


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