EGG HARBOR CITY – SustainableEHC, the city’s green team, is partnering with the NJ Comfort Partners program and Green Life Energy Solutions to save residents on the cost of home energy. Homeowners can attend a program 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3 at City Hall, 500 London Ave., to learn how the installation of energy-saving measures can lower home energy bills.
The NJ Comfort Partners program is funded through New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and Clean Energy program. The program provides eligible homeowners with energy efficient lightbulbs, low-flow showerheads, energy efficient refrigerators and thermostats, insulation upgrades, duct sealing and repair, heating and cooling equipment and comprehensive personalized energy education and counseling.
The energy audit and efficiency measures are provided free of charge by Certified Building Performance Institute contractors. Green Life Energy Solutions of Egg Harbor Township is the local provider and scheduler of the service.
“There are so many homeowners in Egg Harbor City, including many senior citizens, who simply cannot afford to make these home improvements on their own, but the Comfort Partners program can help them to get this work done for free,” SustainableEHC chairwoman Nanette LoBiondo Galloway said.
The overall goal is to give homeowners a break on the cost of these home improvements while reducing the city’s overall carbon footprint, Galloway said.
NJ Comfort Partners has helped 108,000 families since the program started in 2001. The program is available until June 30 or while funds last.
The program is open to households with an income at or below 225 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Singles with a total income of less than $27,135 a year and families of four with a household income less than $55,350 are eligible. Households that that do not meet the guidelines but receive USF, HEAP, Lifeline, TANF, SSI and or PAAD may be eligible.
Register in advance at www.sustainableehc.org. Attendees will receive a free LED lightbulb. For more information, call 609-965-5681.