CLEVELAND, Oct. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion East Ohio is extending its $25 energy assessment promotion until December 31, 2016, to help customers prepare their homes for winter, company officials announce.
The energy assessment, available through Dominion's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program, typically costs customers $50, but the value of the assessment is over $500. Dominion subsidizes the cost of the energy assessment to help customers diagnose high utility usage and home comfort issues and then provides rebates of up to $1,250 to make recommended energy-efficiency improvements.
"We've been offering this program since 2010 and have helped over 15,000 homeowners understand where their homes are wasting energy and how to make improvements to save them energy and money," said Jeff Murphy, Dominion East Ohio Vice President and General Manager. "We are excited to offer this special $25 energy assessment until the end of the year so that our customers can prepare their homes for winter and save energy and money."
A home energy assessment is the first step in the program. An energy auditor visits a customer's home and uses diagnostic testing and professional evaluation to pinpoint where the home is losing energy. Following the energy assessment, the customer receives a customized energy report with the results of the assessment, along with recommended energy efficiency improvements, information on rebates available through the program, and a list of participating contractors.
Improvements typically include suggestions such as air sealing and insulation, HVAC equipment upgrades, windows and door replacements, plus much more. These improvements can help customers decrease their utility bills, while increasing their home safety, comfort and durability. The long-term value of the customer's home also may be increased.
From now until December 31, 2016, the cost of the home energy assessment is half off or just $25. Customers also may be eligible to receive installed products such as a programmable thermostat or carbon monoxide detector, a high-efficiency showerhead, or water-saving faucet aerators at no cost (a $100 value).
Customers, who could benefit from an energy assessment, may currently be experiencing drafty and fluctuating room temperatures, moisture and mold issues and have inefficient cooling and heating equipment in aging or poorly-built homes. These customers should call 877-287-3416 to schedule an assessment, or visit deohpwes.com for program details and eligibility.
The Dominion East Ohio Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible customers, and is available until annual funding is expended or the program is discontinued by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. The Program is funded by Ohio utility customers and is administered by CLEAResult, on behalf of Dominion East Ohio.
Dominion (NYSE: D) is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 26,000 megawatts of generation, 14,400 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 1 trillion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com.
SOURCE Dominion East Ohio
For further information: Neil Durbin, (216) 736-6239 or (216) 780-0172 (email: Neil.J.Durbin@dom.com); Tracy Oliver, (216) 736-6219 (email: Tracy.A.Oliver@dom.com); Peggy Ehora, (419) 226-4866 (email: Peggy.A.Ehora@dom.com); Or, call toll-free in Ohio, 1-800-556-4400