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Home Energy Program Comes To Somers Tuesday

This artist's rendering shows where energy is lost in an average home. Residents can learn about Energize Somers at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Somers Public Library.
This artist's rendering shows where energy is lost in an average home. Residents can learn about Energize Somers at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Somers Public Library. Photo Credit: Courtesy Energize Somers

SOMERS, N.Y. – The free home energy audit program that launched in several Westchester towns is coming to Somers.

Residents can learn about the new “Energize Somers” program at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Somers Library. The program is part of EnergizeNY, a community-based energy efficiency program funded through Department of Energy and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority grants. The Energize Somers program will allow residents to receive free home energy audits for their homes as well as advice from local contractors and professionals that could cut energy costs by up to 50 percent.

"The average home in Somers is wasting anywhere from 20 to 50 percent of the energy they purchase through faulty heating, inadequate insulation, leaks in their walls, floors and ceilings,” said Frank Maricic, Joule Assets director of sales. “This increasingly taxes our energy grid, and takes unnecessary dollars out of our area for heating fuel, as well as adds an environmental burden.”

The program also offers 10 percent cash back on the improvements homeowners choose, Maricic said.

“Energize Somers works to help our homeowners become energy efficient, and make home ‘tune-ups’ or ‘upgrades’ so that they can save money, live more comfortably and stop wasting energy,” Maricic said.

SEEC Chairman Herb Oringel helped build local partnerships with the Somers Central School District, Chamber of Commerce, Lion’s Club and other organizations. Maricic said the partnerships will bring many improvements locally.

“Innovative partnerships like these are helping spread the word about the program and its local economic and environmental benefits,” he said. “We help homeowners find state certified Building Performance Institute contractors, access state incentives and financing and finally, secure quality assurance for the completed home upgrade work.”

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