While Kentucky enjoys the 6th cheapest average electricity rate in the country (Energy Information Administration), rates have continued to rise across the state – in 2017, two service providers in the Appalachian region have requested rate increases from Kentucky’s Public Service Commission. These types of rate increases affect all utility customers, raising their electric bills even if energy consumption does not increase at all. Coupled with the recent history of harsh winters, residents are bracing for an expensive season of heating their homes.
The Appalachia HEAT Squad is a service provided in the 9-county area of Bell, Breathitt, Floyd, Harlan, Knott, Letcher, Leslie, Perry, and Pike. Our energy auditors are able to perform the necessary analysis on your home to find leaky spots where heated or cooled air is escaping, costing you money and increasing your energy usage. Following the analysis, our auditors will sit down with you to review their findings, showing you where you’re losing the most air and what repairs are needed to prevent any further leakage and make your home more energy efficient. We will provide you with a list of fixes and the accompanying estimated costs that will decrease your energy load and keep more of the air you paid to heat or cool inside your home for longer; you choose to allow us to complete the work or not, no pressure or obligation. Instead of dealing with third-party contractors, our partners do all of the work in-house so you have fewer contacts to juggle and a tighter schedule. Finally, for the larger projects, we have financing options available to help get your home ready.
Our audits are priced at $100, but for a limited time we are cutting that in half, giving you an opportunity to assess your energy load and leakage for $50. You can find out more information about an energy audit and how to get started on our website or by calling 1-833-986-0088. Schedule today to beat the winter before it arrives and save money on your electric bill!