Utility companies all over Indiana have joined forces to offer a program for residents, businesses and schools that can help save money on utility bills.
According to the program, there is no cost to get started.
The program offers residential home energy assessments, residential lighting, school education, school building assessments, commercial and industrial rebates and income qualified weatherization.
In order to get started, you can contact them to sign up for an assessment.
They come out to your home and look at how you are using your utilities. They check windows, insulation, water consumption, electricity usage and then assess what you can do to save money on your utility bills.
They also install energy-saving light bulbs and water faucets that will conserve usage and save you money.
Energizing Indiana programs are funded by utility rates, so there are no separate fees to participate.
Bob Nuss with Energizing Indiana said the program can help Hoosiers save money by taking a few simple steps.
"If we perform a home energy assessment in a typical home, you should see about a 10 percent reduction in energy consumption,” said Nuss. “If we step up to the next level of assessment, which is an income qualified weatherization program, then that would see anywhere from a 20 to 30 percent reduction in usage.
“People will see a definite impact. They'll see even bigger impact if they adopt some of the recommendations we make as a result of the assessment."
Energizing Indiana is working hard to get the word out. There is a Facebook page and you can even follow them on Twitter.
To learn more about the program, click here. http://energizingindiana.com/