An OUC conservation specialist will identify and recommend improvements that could make a home more efficient.

 If your utility bills are rising with summer temperatures, a free energy audit by OUC – The Reliable One could help identify ways to make your home more efficient.

With OUC’s Efficiency Delivered® program, a conservation specialist reviews your energy and/or water usage and inspects your home to determine which improvements could lower your utility bills, such as adding attic insulation or tuning up your air conditioner. The OUC service at your home – energy or water, or both – determines the improvements your home is eligible for.

Efficiency Delivered® provides homeowners up to $2,500 in recommended energy and water efficiency upgrades, with eligible participants paying only 15% or 50% of the total cost based on annual household income (see chart). OUC’s preferred contractor, Ferran Services, performs the customer-approved work. Qualifying customers whose accounts are in good standing can spread payments over a 24-month period, interest free, on their utility bill.

Meanwhile, customers whose incomes don’t quality for cost-sharing assistance can take advantage of OUC rebates on efficiency upgrades.

Since its inception in June 2012, Efficiency Delivered has helped more than 1,100 customers make energy and water efficiency improvements to nearly 1,200 properties (some participants have improved multiple properties). Of the $1.35 million in efficiency upgrades homeowners have made with the program over 10 years, OUC has paid for $950,000. The program has benefitted low-income households the most, with 70% of the participants earning less than $40,000 annually.

Efficiency Delivered® provides the following money-saving home improvements:

  • A/C tune-up
  • Air filter replacement
  • Attic insulation
  • Attic pull down stair ladder cover
  • Blower door testing
  • Caulking and weather stripping
  • Choice of thermostat replacement
  • Duct leak repairs
  • Evaporator coil cleaning
  • Hot water pipe & A/C refrigerant line insulation
  • Irrigation repairs
  • Minor plumbing repairs
  • Toilet replacement
  • Water flow restrictors
  • WaterSense labeled irrigation controller
  • Window film installation

To schedule a home evaluation by an OUC conservation specialist, call 407-423-9018.

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