Home Energy Audit Program improves efficiency, lowers bills

The Kansas City, Kan., Board of Public Utilities is now offering customers access to a low-cost home energy audit, with the potential of helping residents improve the efficiency of their home while reducing overall energy costs.

BPU will arrange for certified auditors to conduct an energy audit on a customer’s home, helping identify ways to improve energy efficiency, cut costs, and benefit the environment.

While other energy audits can cost up to $500, BPU is making this service available to its residential customers for only a $50 fee. Even better, if a customer makes the recommended improvements to their home within 90 days, BPU will refund the $50 fee – so homeowners end up paying nothing.

On-site energy audits include the following: a blower test to identify costly air leakages; a Combustible Appliance Zone (CAZ) test); up to 10 free compact fluorescent bulbs; recommendations for energy efficiency improvements, and; development of an Energy Conservation Plan.

To schedule an appointment, customers may call 913-573-9997 or email EnergyAudit@bpu.com. Appointments are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

BPU Home Energy Audits are available only to homeowners who have at least 12 months of electric usage with BPU. The $50 appointment fee will be refunded by BPU when customers provide a Certificate of Project Completion.

– Information from BPU

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