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Environmental August Challenge: Get a Home Energy Audit

Every month, the Environmental Justice Task Force (EJTF) challenges you to make a change that will directly help the environment. This month, we are asking you to get a home energy audit! Replacing lightbulbs with LED bulbs, fixing leaky faucets, and finding areas of your home that leak warm or cold air can not only save on your electric and water bill, but is also good for the environment! Delaware has a program “Energize Delaware’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®” that “takes a whole house approach to assessing and improving your home’s comfort, energy efficiency, durability, and safety. Rather than focus on a single problem-such as an inefficient heating and cooling system or drafty windows-the program looks at how home improvements throughout your home can work together to make your entire space more comfortable and energy-efficient, and save you money”. The cost is only $50 to $100 (discounted significantly until the end of 2020). They will install up to $200 worth of energy savings products for no extra cost and then you are also eligible for rebates for energy updates. Check out the program here. See how much energy you can save here.

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