CLEVELAND, May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Energy Ohio is offering home energy efficiency assessments for just $50 to eligible residential customers, providing them ways to save money year-round on home cooling and heating costs. The assessments are available through the company's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program, administered by CLEAResult, a leading energy efficiency services provider in North America.
The program includes a home energy efficiency assessment to help diagnose high utility usage and other home comfort issues, and then provides rebates of up to $1,250 for completion of recommended energy-efficiency improvements. Dominion Energy Ohio customers may call 1-877-287-3416 to schedule an assessment or visit deohpwes.com for program details and eligibility information.
The program also offers a NEST Thermostat E unit, a $169 retail value, for the discounted price of just $50, when purchased along with the regular Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® assessment. The Nest Thermostat E enables customers to adjust their thermostat from anywhere, via remote control, using their smart telephones, tablets or laptop computers. The unit allows customers to check their energy history, showing how much energy they are saving and how they can save more. Nest also can tell customers about their furnace, filters and more.
"This program has helped more than 28,000 homeowners since 2010 to find both quick steps to save energy and to identify larger projects that could save them considerable money," said Jim Eck, Dominion Energy vice president and general manager, Ohio & West Virginia Distribution.
The energy efficiency 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 information on rebates available through the program.
Recommended improvements typically include air sealing and insulation, HVAC equipment upgrades, window and door replacements, plus much 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 carbon monoxide detector, a high-efficiency showerhead and water-saving faucet aerators and water heater pipe wrap at no cost (a $100 value).
Customers who could most benefit from an energy efficiency assessment are those who may be experiencing drafts and fluctuating room temperatures, moisture and mold issues or those who have inefficient cooling and heating equipment in an older or poorly built home.
Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable, and safe energy and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with about $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution, and import/export services. As one of the nation's leading solar operators, the company intends to reduce its carbon intensity 60 percent by 2030. Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed more than $30 million in 2018 to community causes throughout its footprint and beyond. Please visit www.DominionEnergy.com to learn more.
SOURCE Dominion Energy Ohio