Help Staying Warm This Winter: How to Create an Energy Efficient Home

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Help Staying Warm This Winter: How to Create an Energy Efficient Home

Description

Some people would like to be as energy efficient as possible. Others simply wish their home was a little warmer or less drafty in the winter. Most would like to save money by cutting their electricity, heating, and fuel bills, but many don’t know where to start or are prevented by the expense of weatherization and other efficiency upgrades.

In this talk by Bridget Gifford of Efficiency Maine, a public benefits fund for energy efficiency programs, we learned about the rebates designed to save homeowners money on weatherization, efficiency heating, and the purchase of electric vehicles.

The talk covered the rebates and financing programs offered, with a focus on how heat pumps and heat pump water heaters can set the stage for a more fuel efficient household. Attendees wanting to upgrade to a more fuel-efficient household were educated abou the benefits available through the Efficiency Maine program.

Speaker Bridget Gifford has worked with Efficiency Maine for six years focusing on low income initiatives. Over that time investments in low income homes for efficiency measures has tripled. She has worked in NY and Maine with efficiency programs and utility providers. Bridget lives in Yarmouth with her family.

Creator

ABCD Team

Date

September 20, 2022

Contributor

Efficiency Maine

Citation

ABCD Team, “Help Staying Warm This Winter: How to Create an Energy Efficient Home,” All of Belfast: Climate Dialogues, accessed May 27, 2024, https://abcdbelfast.omeka.net/items/show/127.

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