GREENSBORO, N.C. — Up to 1,700 households in Greensboro are eligible to receive free energy makeovers, according to a news release from Duke Energy Carolinas.
As part of the power company’s Residential Neighborhood Program, representatives are offering free energy-assessment walk-throughs to people in specific areas.
Qualified customers surrounding the Ole Asheboro, Asheboro Square, Arlington Park and Benbow Park communities can receive a home energy assessment and installation of up to 16 energy-saving improvements, at no out-of-pocket cost.
The program’s kickoff event for eligible customers will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Windsor Community Recreation Center, 1601 E. Lee St., Greensboro.
Eligible customers will also learn how to take control of their energy costs by developing energy-saving habits.
The program targets neighborhoods where approximately 50 percent of residents are classified as low-income based on federal and state guidelines.
The Greensboro Residential Neighborhood Program is targeting homes and apartments within the following boundaries:
North through E. Lee Street
West through S. Elm Street turning into Burtner, then Vance Street
South through E. Florida Street
East through O’Henry Boulevard (Hwy 220/29/70)
Some of the 16 energy-efficiency improvements that will be installed by Residential Neighborhood Program team members include:
Water heater wraps and insulation for water pipes
Energy-efficient light bulbs
Low-flow faucet aerator and low-flow shower head
Wall plate thermometer
HVAC winterization kit
Water heater temperature check and adjustment
A year’s supply of HVAC filters and a filter-change calendar