Just as the state’s Efficiency Kansas home energy audit program comes to an end, Westar Energy has announced a program that could replace it.
Westar Energy customers who have homes that are 10 years or older will be eligible for a $100 home energy audit.
The audits would produced a list of energy saving recommendations, known as an Energy Conservation Plan. If a homeowner makes at least $100 worth of improvements from that list they would be eligible to receive a $100 rebate.
Westar’s program comes days after Efficiency Kansas ended a program that provide $100 home energy audits to homeowners. This summer, $20.5 million that funded a loan program to help cover the cost of improvements associated with the audits was pulled from the Efficiency Kansas program to pay for commercial energy projects.
While audits will help homeowners find ways to save money on their electric bills, Westar says it will help the utility company hold off on having to build more power plants.
Through a home energy audit, auditors can uncover where air leaks are occurring, assess the quality of insulation, gauge how efficient heating and cooling equipment are and determine carbon monoxide leaks.
To qualify for the audit a Westar customer must:
- Own a single-family home that is at least 10 years old. Mobile homes and apartments are not eligible.
- Have 12 months of continuous electric service at the home being audited.
- Be a Kansas resident.
- Not have participated in the Efficiency Kansas program, Westar’s SimpleSavings program or the Kansas Weatherization Assistance Program.
- Have a home with two or fewer heating and cooling systems.
- Agree to pay a $100 co-pay to the auditor at the time the audit is preformed.
- Agree to meet with a Westar account manager within 30 days after Westar receives the audit from the auditor.
For more information visit www.westarenergy.com/homeaudit or call 888-967-5750.