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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
 Refrigerator thermometer
 Wall plate thermometer
 HVAC winterization kit
 Water heater temperature check and adjustment
 A year’s supply of HVAC filters and a filter-change calendar


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