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Energy Tip Tuesdays

GIVING THOUGHT TO BARRE CITY'S ENERGY FUTURE - Survey open until November 8, 2020

Barre City Energy Committee invites you to complete a short energy survey for a chance to win $50 or a dinner for two at The Meltdown Restaurant on Washington Street.

Until November 8th, we are seeking feedback from all residents, including renters, home and business owners and young families.

We're nearly half way to our goal of 400 returned surveys.  Will you complete it too?

Thank you in advance for helping to inform us and City decision-makers about energy saving opportunities, concerns and actions to meet the City's target goals for clean electricity. Your opinion matters.

Take the 5-minute survey with this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SC3F5R2

Or Scan the QR code here with your smartphone.

 

Are you feeling restless at home? Twice a week this spring and summer, the Barre City Energy Committee is posting to the Energy Committee's Facebook page, actions you can take to save energy. These are posted on "Energy Tip Tuesday." Share with your neighbors (virtually!) to help make Barre City an even greater place to live, work and play.

Look for the hashtag #BarreCitySaves and share your experiences, stories, and questions on Facebook with the Barre City Energy Committee, or send us an EMAIL  #EnergyTipTuesday.

 

April 21, 2020:  Spring Clean Save Some Green

On this Energy Tip Tuesday, we're mindful of opportunities as we observe stay at home orders. Like you, we're thinking Spring. The following are easy ways to get you on your way to save at least 10% on your energy bill: 1) clean and vacuum baseboards of dust, debris, and pet hair and 2) inspect and clean your refrigerator by vacuuming the grate in front and the coils on the back. Questions? Contact energy expert Brad Long or call 802-735-8083. Stay informed about tips, rebates, offers and more at www.efficiencyvermont.com/barre-city

   

April 28, 2020:  Spring Cleaning:  A Real Pane in the Glass!  Part 1

Brighten up your home and save money by following us in a three part series: 1) clean windows inside and out to enjoy a fresh shine. Check out this link from Good Housekeeping. Next week we'll take a look at how to inspect your window seals, sills, locks and screens for air leaks; and in part three 3) we'll discuss options for storm windows. Questions: consult energy expert Brad at Efficiency Vermont or by calling 802-735-8083.

   

May 5, 2020:  Spring Cleaning: A Real Pane in the Glass! Part 2

Part 2 of 3 in the window series this Energy Tip Tuesday: a guide on how to inspect your windows, locks, sills and seals. Check out this quick YouTube video. Visit Efficiency Vermont for more WINDOW TIPS.  Questions: consult energy expert Brad at Efficiency Vermont or by calling 802-735-8083.

   

May 12, 2020:  Raised Beds - The Easiest Way to Grow and Save

While Vermont's farm and food economy has intentionally grown in the last decade, Vermonters still spend only about 14% of their food budget on local foods? What better time than now to grow your own food and save a trip to the store, too. If we think about it, we can save energy in everything we do. Check out how Nick, of BAC Farms, found a way to save energy. Check out how he met the challenge with RAISED GARDEN BEDS.

Unable to grow your own? Try buying your fresh produce from a local farm stand or CSA, and feel good about joining your neighbors in supporting Vermont's farm economy, saving transportation, and re-using old tires too.

Look for the hashtag #BarreCitySaves and share your experiences, stories, and questions on Facebook with the Barre City Energy Committee, or EMAIL us #EnergyTipTuesday

   
 

May 19, 2020:  WANT TO FREE UP SPACE AND SAVE ENERGY TOO?

Curious how much old appliances might be using for electricity and driving up your bill higher than it NEEDS TO BE? This week, we encourage you to take a look at old energy hog appliances and bring them to the curb for free pick-up. Efficiency Vermont's no-cost, curbside appliance pick-up program has expanded its appliance recycling to include: dehumidifiers, window unit air conditioners, refrigerators and freezers through June 2020.

Feel good about opening up some space and maybe get some cash back too for eligible recycled appliances. Arrange your pick up by calling ARCA, EVT's approved contractor, at 888-998-6323. For more details visit EFFICIENCY VERMONT.

Questions? Contact energy expert BRAD LONG or call 802-735-8083. Stay informed about tips, rebates, offers and more HERE. Look for the hashtag #BarreCitySaves and share your experiences, stories, and questions on Facebook with the Barre City Energy Committee, or WRITE US      #EnergyTipTuesday

   

May 26, 2020:  EXPERTS VIRTUALLY HELP HOMES & BUSINESSES SAVE ENERGY FOR FREE

Efficiency Vermont is now offering Barre residents a FREE complete home or business energy consultation through your smart phone or tablet with our Virtual Home Energy Visit! Now you can safely have an Efficiency Vermont engineer visit your home and/or business via video chat or over the phone and find out where your home is losing energy. They will evaluate with you areas of your building including windows, the attic, basement, and appliances. You'll get a list of a the energy-saving opportunities identified and available financial incentives, too. Sign up for your FREE VISIT today.


Questions? Contact energy expert Brad Long or call 802-735-8083. Look for #BarreCitySaves and share your experiences, stories, and questions on Facebook with the Barre City Energy Committee, or WRITE US. #EnergyTipTuesday

   

June 2, 2020:  6-MONTH DEFERRED HOME & BUSINESS LOANS

It's "Energy Tip Tuesday," brought to you by the Barre City Energy Committee. Every week we feature ways to save energy and have fun too.

Efficiency VT and its partners announced more affordable financing options for homeowners and businesses including low interest rate loans and deferred payments for the first six months. Be qualified in two days and $0 down payment for both home and business energy loans. Use your savings to pay back the loan. For more details visit https://www.efficiencyvermont.com/news-blog/news/energy-loans-designed-to-deliver-savings-spur-economy Looking for for guidance? Contact Brad at EVT to schedule a free virtual energy assessment and ask how the loans, and GMP's new incentives package might lead to real cash savings and more comfortable living spaces.

Look for the hashtag #BarreCitySaves and share your experiences, stories, and questions on Facebook with the Barre City Energy Committee, or WRITE US. #EnergyTipTuesday.

   

June 9, 2020:  GMP OFFERS ENHANCED INCENTIVES FOR MOWERS, BIKES & MORE

It's "Energy Tip Tuesday," brought to you by the Barre City Energy Committee. Every week we feature ways to save energy and have fun too.

This week, we're featuring Green Mountain Power's new "Go, Save & Share Green" incentives and program packages below. Take advantage, save big and enjoy more comfortable living spaces using GMP's enhanced rebates:

- Heat pumps ($800 rebate) https://greenmountainpower.com/product/ductless-heat-pump/

- Heat pump water heaters ($200) + ($600 EVT rebate) https://greenmountainpower.com/product/heat-pump-water-heater/

- Electric mowers ($75) https://greenmountainpower.com/product/green-up-your-mowing/

- Electric bikes ($300) https://greenmountainpower.com/product/ebike-rebate/

Good through the end of August, these incentives will help you save money and reduce your carbon footprint, too. Learn more at https://greenmountainpower.com/news/go-save-share-green-with-gmp-launches/ or CALL GMP directly at 888-835-4672. Also, be sure to check out the rebates at Efficiency Vermont for more cost savings.
Questions? Contact GMP toll free at 888-835-4672, press 4, then 2.

Look for the hashtag #BarreCitySaves and share your experiences, stories, and questions on Facebook with the Barre City Energy Committee, or WRITE US.
#EnergyTipTuesday

 

June 16, 2020 - Energy Tip Tuesday!

Efficiency Vermont has extra incentives in the near term and the Barre City Energy Committee wants to make sure you know about them!  Want to know where to start or what might be the most effective energy conserving investment for your home? Barre residents qualify for a FREE Virtual Home Energy Visit from Efficiency Vermont.

An Efficiency Vermont expert will virtually walk through your home with you and help you pinpoint energy loss and help you find ways to be more comfortable and efficient.
Sign up for FREE at www.efficiencyvermont.com/barre-city . Consider signing up today, offer expires at the end of the year.  #barresaves #barrecitysaves

   
 

June 23, 2020 - Energy Tip Tuesday!

Efficiency Vermont has extra incentives in the near term and the Barre City Energy Committee wants to make sure you know about them!

Own a business? Want an energy efficiency expert to put an eyeball on it for you and let you know where utility incentives could reduce efficiency upgrade costs?  Efficiency Vermont offers a FREE business energy consultation, virtually! Barre City business’s also get an additional 20% bonus incentive (up to $1,000) for any Efficiency Vermont projects through 2020!   Check out www.efficiencyvermont.com/barre-city for details. #BarreSaves #BarreCitySaves

   
 

June 30, 2020 - BARRE CITY ENERGY COMMITTEE $ SAVINGS OPPORTUNITY

Is it time to make some energy savings investments in your business?
Efficiency Vermont’s small business loan has rates as low as 3.5-5.5% and with 4 month’s differed payments, $0 down and a 20% bonus on Efficiency Vermont incentives for Barre City business’s through 2020, there has never been stronger financing and incentive offers.
Fore more information, check out this link: www.efficiencyvermont.com/financing  #barresaves #barrecitysaves

   
 

July 7, 2020 - The Barre City Energy Committee wants you to know about this limited time offer from Efficiency Vermont for City residents!
Want to know where to start or what might be the most effective energy conserving investment for your home?

Barre residents qualify for a FREE Virtual Home Energy Visit from Efficiency Vermont. An Efficiency Vermont expert will virtually walk through your home with you and help you pinpoint energy loss and help you find ways to be more comfortable and efficient.

Sign up for FREE at www.efficiencyvermont.com/barre-city Consider signing up today, offer expires at the end of the year.
#barresaves #barrecitysaves

   
 

July 14, 2020 - Efficiency Vermont has extra incentives in the near term and the Barre City Energy Committee wants to make sure you know about them!

How would a $1450 incentive for a ductless heat pump work for you?

Efficiency Vermont and GMP have teamed up to help you upgrade your home heating and cooling systems with a ductless heat pump. Cash in by August 31.

Check out www.efficiencyvermont.com/barre-city and www.greenmountainpower.com to learn how! #barresaves  #barrecitysaves

   

July 21, 2020 - Energy Tip Tuesday

Efficiency Vermont has extra incentives in the near term and the Barre City Energy Committee wants to make sure you know about them!

Want to know where to start or what might be the most effective energy conserving investment for your home?

Barre residents qualify for a FREE Virtual Home Energy Visit from Efficiency Vermont. An Efficiency Vermont expert will virtually walk through your home with you and help you pinpoint energy loss and help you find ways to be more comfortable and efficient.
Sign up for FREE at www.efficiencyvermont.com/barre-city . Consider signing up today, offer expires at the end of the year.
#barresaves

 

July 28, 2020 - Energy Tip Tuesday

Efficiency Vermont has extra incentives in the near term and the Barre City Energy Committee wants to make sure you know about them!

Is it time to make some energy savings investments in your business?  Efficiency Vermont’s small business loan has rates as low as 3.5-5.5% and with 4 month’s differed payments, $0 down and a 20% bonus on Efficiency Vermont incentives for Barre City business’s through 2020, there has never been stronger financing and incentive offers

www.efficiencyvermont.com/financing       #barresaves 

   

August 4, 2020 - Energy Tip Tuesday

Efficiency Vermont has extra incentives in the near term and the Barre City Energy Committee wants to make sure you know about them!

Did you know that a heat pump water heater will de-humidify the space it’s located in while making incredibly efficient hot water! That’s two appliances in one!

Combined incentives from Efficiency Vermont and GMP total $800 for Barre residents through August 31!

Check out www.efficiencyvermont.com/barre-city/ and www.greenmountainpower.com  to learn how!
#barresaves

   
 

September 15, 2020 - Energy Tip Tuesday

Efficiency Vermont has extra incentives in the near term and the Barre City Energy Committee wants to make sure you know about them!

Your household may be eligible for an incentive of up to 50% of your project cost (with varying caps) towards weatherization of your home through Efficiency Vermont’s Home Performance with Energy Star https://www.efficiencyvermont.com/rebates/list/home-performance-with-energy-star program, but act fast, because heating season is just about here and with incentives like these, you really don’t need to be uncomfortable all winter!

Look for the hashtag #BarreCitySaves and share your experiences, stories, and questions on Facebook with the Barre City Energy Committee, or WRITE US.  #BarreSaves #EnergyTipTuesday

   
 

October 13, 2020 - EFFICIENCY VERMONT FREE HOME ENERGY VISIT

The Barre City Energy Committee is interested in what you may have learned about your home during one of Efficiency Vermont’s Virtual Home Energy Visit this year. Haven’t heard about the FREE virtual visit? Check out www.efficiencyvermont.com/barre-city  to sign up and learn more or WRITE TO US for more information.