Energy assessments available

More than 6,000 low-income residents in Williams Lake are eligible to register for a free energy assessment and to receive energy efficient upgrades worth $300 to $5,000.

The program comes following a partnership between BC Hydro and Fortis BC.

Contractors with the Energy Conservation Assistance Program will be in Williams Lake this spring to complete the energy assessments and to install energy-saving products. Eligible residents are asked to register by March 21.

“This is going to save people money on their energy bills,” said Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett. “This free energy assessment service will not only help make your home more energy efficient, it will mean more money in your pocket.”

An energy evaluator will conduct a personalized home energy assessment for each customer to determine which upgrades are available and then install the products, which include: energy efficient light bulbs, aerators for faucets in the kitchen and bathroom, water-saving showerheads, insulating wrap for water heater pipes and weather-stripping for doors.

Some homes may also qualify for an Energy Star-labelled refrigerator, or insulation. For more information on the program or to register, visit: or call 1-877-446-8855.

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