A home energy audit is perhaps the most important thing you can do to ensure your home is using energy efficiently, and that you aren’t paying for lost heat and cooling. During an audit, a technician will survey your home’s insulation, heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) systems, and more, to determine measures you can take to improve your home’s energy efficiency, as well as your own comfort and safety.
By ensuring your home is energy efficient, you can lower your monthly utility bills and your carbon footprint.
At the completion of the audit, you will receive a detailed report that identifies the specific financial incentives that are available to help cover the cost of improving your home’s insulation or heating systems. The more energy-saving measures you decide to install, the greater your incentive and the long-term savings on your utility bill.
Even if you are not able to act on your audit right away, your home energy audit will help you make informed decisions over the life of your property.
Take action now.
Learn more about PSE&G’s comprehensive Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program and schedule your home audit today with a contractor certified by the Building and Performance Institute (BPI). Contractor Ciel Power offers Princeton residents the discounted price of $50 for a thorough, 3-hour audit. To date, several hundred Princeton homeowners have conducted home energy audits and many have completed retrofit projects. Keep up the good work, Princeton!
Residents also have the option to get a Quick Home Energy Check-up through PSE&G. This free, one-hour visit by a BPI-certified professional will identify areas of energy-saving improvements and point you to relevant incentive programs.
Did you know?
NJCEP Incentives: You fund them — make sure you benefit
Since 2006, nearly 400 Princeton homes and 200 businesses have received incentives offered by the New Jersey Clean Energy Program (NJCEP).
Each month, when New Jersey residents pay their utility bill, we contribute a small amount to the Social Benefits Charge. The NJCEP distributes a large pot of these funds back to residents and businesses in the form of energy-efficiency incentives offered by utility companies.
Since we all contribute to these funds, it makes sense that we all should enjoy the benefits. Schedule your home energy audit today!
Think about it.
Low-income residents in Princeton are especially burdened by energy costs, spending up to 21% of household income on energy bills.
New Jersey Comfort Partners is a free energy-saving and education program for qualified low-income customers. Learn more and check the income guidelines to see if you are eligible at NJCEP’s Comfort Partners website.