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New Energy Efficiency Program Available To Westport Homeowners

Westport homeowners can get a free thermal image report that shows home heat loss.
Westport homeowners can get a free thermal image report that shows home heat loss. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Worried about your heating bills during the very cold winter? Westport homeowners can get a free thermal image report that shows home heat loss.

The energy efficiency program is set to build on Westport’s Home Energy Challenge and the Solarize Westport initiative. The 2014 campaign is working to make Westport more sustainable and will run until May 1. Residents can request images and learn about energy efficiency upgrades, and rebates, incentives and finance opportunities.

“These 2014 initiatives will move more homeowners toward more comfortable, healthy and high performing homes, while saving money and energy," said Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe. "We are proud to be a part of a program that will help Westporters find the right solutions.”

Sagewell, the state-chosen vendor, has provided a similar program to 40 towns in Massachusetts. As part of the program, homeowners will go through a privacy secured process to get their home thermal images. Data and images will be accessed only with the homeowners’ permission.

“Residents report feeling smarter once they actually see the thermal image report that shows where their homes are losing energy,” said Tim D'Souza, of Sagewell Inc. “Seeing the energy leaking from the house is vital first step to addressing energy efficiency measures.”

Westport homeowner David Yarmoff agreed.

"I knew I had a problem in the master bedroom as the pipes there are vulnerable to below-freezing temperatures," Yarmoff said. "But seeing the thermal imaging of my house was a shock. In business I am always aware of the supply/demand interrelationship, but I didn't think it through in terms of my home. We supply energy to our house via solar and geothermal installations, and have been able to cut our energy bills substantially. I am very excited to see how additional measures can cut down on our home energy demand, improve our home comfort and save us money."

To get started, Westport homeowners can visit the We Green Westport website or call Sagewell at 203-349 3019.

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