CLEVELAND — Residential customers of Dominion East Ohio can save several ways with the company’s Home Performance with Energy Star® program. The program includes a home energy assessment to help diagnose high utility usage and home comfort issues, and then provides rebates of up to $1,250 for completion of recommended energy-efficiency improvements. From now until Aug. 31, 2016, the cost of the home energy assessment is half-off — $25.

“Since 2010, this program has helped over 15,000 homeowners find small steps to save energy, and identify larger projects that could save them considerable money,” said Jeff Murphy, Dominion East Ohio vice president and general manager. “We’re excited to offer a special summer deal on the cost of a home energy assessment.”

The assessment is the first step in the program. An energy auditor visits customers’ homes to help pinpoint energy losses through diagnostic testing and a professional evaluation. Following the energy assessment, customers receive a customized energy report with the results, plus recommendations and rebates available through the program.

Recommended improvements typically include air sealing and insulation, HVAC equipment upgrades, and more. These improvements can help customers decrease utility bills, while increasing home comfort, safety, durability, and resale value.

Residential customers also may receive such products as a programmable thermostat or carbon monoxide detector, high-efficiency showerheads, and water-saving faucet aerators at no cost (a $100 value).

Customers who could most benefit from an energy assessment are those who may be experiencing drafts and fluctuating room temperatures, moisture and mold issues, or those who have inefficient heating and cooling equipment in an older home. Dominion East Ohio customers should call 877-287-3416 to schedule an assessment or visit for program details and eligibility information.

Publication date: 8/1/2016

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