Mayfield Electric Customers Can Reduce Energy Use With Free Evaluations
July 6, 2010
MAYFIELD, Ky. – Mayfield Electric & Water Systems is partnering with the Tennessee Valley Authority to provide tools consumers can use to start saving energy and money on their electric bills.
Mayfield Electric is one of more than 70 distributors of TVA power offering residential energy audits through TVA’s In-Home Energy Evaluation program.
“The audits are designed to help consumers learn how efficient their homes currently are and what they can do to improve their energy savings and possibly save a few dollars on their monthly power bills,” Bob Balzar, TVA vice president of Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, said.
Consumers can schedule a home energy audit by a TVA-certified evaluator. After a visit, the evaluator will create a report outlining potential energy-saving modifications. Consumers can get cash rebates of up to $500 for making recommended improvements, such as replacing windows, repairing air ducts, improving insulation or tuning up a heating and air conditioning system.
Consumers also can take an energy audit online at energyright.com. Anyone who completes this option will receive a free home energy efficiency kit and a personalized energy profile detailing specific actions they can take to cut their power bills.
Energy consumption generally is greatest in the summer and winter. During periods of peak energy demand, TVA often pays as much as five times the normal costs to buy additional power.
“Using power more efficiently is an important part of meeting future energy needs and reducing power demand to help keep electric rates affordable,” Balzar said.
To schedule your In-Home Energy Evaluation, call 866-441-1430. To request a paper audit, call the energy right help line at 800-663-1835 or visit www.energyright.com.
The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.
Scott Brooks, Knoxville, (865) 632-8031
Media Relations, Knoxville (865) 632-6000