More than 1,400 income-eligible customers in Volusia County’s DeLand neighborhood will soon receive a jolt of positive energy from Duke Energy.
Through its innovative Neighborhood Energy Saver program, the company will give qualified customers a complimentary energy makeover for their house, mobile home or apartment.
Due to the size of the DeLand community, the program will be implemented in two phases with the first phase beginning in March. Phase 2 is currently under development and will be announced at a later date.
“The more you know about your energy use and how your home uses energy, the more opportunities you have to save and lower your monthly bill,” said Melissa Seixas, Duke Energy Florida state president. “We look forward to continuing to offer programs, like the Neighborhood Energy Saver program, that can help our customers make their homes more energy efficient and save money on their bills.”
Duke Energy Florida will assess each home to determine if it qualifies for free attic insulation, duct sealing and AC maintenance. Customers will also qualify to receive up to 17 energy-saving improvements at no cost, including:
- Digital room thermometer
- Energy-saving showerhead or shower wand
- One-year supply of AC filters
- Supply of AC/furnace filters
- Water-saving kitchen and bathroom faucet aerators
- Energy-efficient lightbulbs
- Water heater wraps/pipe wrap
- Covers for window AC units
- Caulking, weatherstripping and door sweeps
- Insulation upgrade
- Basic AC maintenance
- AC duct leakage sealing
Customers will also learn how daily activities, habits and other factors can increase their electric use and raise their energy bills.
“This is an amazing opportunity for our residents to save money and improve the quality of their homes, we hope many community members take advantage of this program,” said City of DeLand Mayor Christopher Cloudman. “Sustainability is a strategic priority of the city and we are excited that Duke Energy is offering this program to our residents.”
Eligible customers received an invitation to the Neighborhood Energy Saver launch event that will take place on Tuesday, March 14th, from 6pm to 7:30pm at the Chisholm Center, 520 S. Clara Ave. Customers should contact our Neighborhood Energy Saver Customer Care Center at 855.227.2918 to reserve their spot, or to get more information if they cannot attend the launch event. A map detailing the eligible residents in phase 1 is also available upon request.
Since the Neighborhood Energy Saver program’s inception in 2006, the company has implemented it in more than 65 communities across Florida and installed more than 700,000 energy efficiency improvements in more than 47,000 income-eligible customers’ homes.
The program is available to residential customers (both homeowners and renters) living in communities identified by Duke Energy. Federal and state guidelines and census data are used to objectively select communities where the program would be most beneficial.
Since 1981, Duke Energy has helped its Florida customers save nearly $1.25 billion through its energy efficiency programs, including the Neighborhood Energy Saver program.
Duke Energy Florida, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, owns 10,500 megawatts of energy capacity, supplying electricity to 1.9 million residential, commercial and industrial customers across a 13,000-square-mile service area in Florida.