Energy Efficiency Home Makeover
The Ninth Annual Energy Efficiency Makeover Contest will begin on May 1, 2016. This year, 17 grand prizes valued at up to $5,000 in energy efficiency improvements will be awarded to one member from each of Arkansas' 17 electric distribution cooperatives.
Winners' homes will undergo a comprehensive energy audit to determine the cause of their higher than normal bills and comfort issues. Then, each home will receive a caulking and sealing package to reduce air infiltration, increased attic insulation, an energy-efficient light bulb retrofit, repair and sealing of the heating and cooling system ductwork, and a heating and cooling system tune-up.
To be eligible for the 2016 contest, applicants must own their home and property, sign the requisite form, include a photo of the front of their home, be members in good standing with one of Arkansas' 17 electric distribution cooperatives and have all-electric homes. Comprehensive pre and post energy audits will be performed on each winner's home.
The application deadline is July 15, 2016. Members may apply with an entry form provided in the Arkansas Living magazine or by submitting the online application.
Any member can improve the energy efficiency of their home by mirroring the solutions made during the Energy Efficiency Makeover. To watch energy-saving videos from the 2015 Energy Efficiency Makeover Journal, click here.