GREENFIELD — Is your energy bill getting high as the cold weather looms?
Greenfield Utilities, Vectren and Duke Energy are promoting free assessment programs for customers to get on top of their electric and gas costs by weatherizing their homes. While energy assessments are free for all customers, low-income families who qualify could even receive new light bulbs, insulated water pipes, energy-efficient plumbing and more.
The programs are through Energizing Indiana, a statewide initiative sponsored by Hoosier electric companies with the overall goal of reducing energy usage. While officials say many residents are leery about anything free, the program could help homeowners stay on top of their energy costs by reducing their monthly electric bill.
“This is the rare, too good to be true,” said Dan Worl, energy efficiency manager with the Indiana Municipal Power Agency.
Greenfield Utilities is a member of IMPA, and over the last few months businesses in the city have been taking advantage of Energizing Indiana’s rebate program for energy efficiency. But IMPA realized few Greenfield homeowners were hopping on board with the residential programs.