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Fayetteville Company Tests Home Energy Efficiency

A local company is partnering with utility providers to help people save on electricity bills.
Fayetteville, AR - A local company is partnering with utility providers to help people save on electricity bills.

"Days like this, the high's in the 20s," says John Coleman, the director of the Northwest Arkansas regional office of Home Energy Rx. "People are going to really understand where the drafts are in their homes."

Coleman's company pinpoints those problem spots, and works with homeowners to increase energy efficiency.

"We'll pressurize a home, determine what the leakage rate is of the home itself," he says.

The auditors also use thermal imaging, to find our where cold air is getting in, or areas where insulation is lacking.

"Out of that we'll develop an energy audit report," Coleman says. "The homeowner can then take and look at the top ten things that they can do from an energy efficiency standpoint."

The report includes cost estimates for the repairs, as well as the potential return on investment.

"The audit helps set the table to make smart decisions about what you can do in your home to improve those things," he says.

SWEPCO will cover the $300 cost of the audit for qualifying customers, and many common repairs qualify for cash back too.

"SWEPCO and Sourcegas have great rebates to help cover a big percentage of those costs," Coleman says.

For tips on heating your home more efficiently, visit this site.

To find out if you qualify for an assessment, visit this site.
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