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Deadline Nears for Weatherize Upper Valley

The deadline is March 31 for residents in 11 Vermont and New Hampshire towns to sign up to participate in Weatherize Upper Valley. The Vital Communities program encourages homeowners to invest in energy efficiency projects by offering free or discounted home energy assessments and chances to win cash prizes.

Residents in Orford, Piermont, Lyme, Lebanon, Plainfield, and Cornish, New Hampshire, and Springfield, Chester, Woodstock, Pomfret, and Bridgewater, Vermont, can sign up for their energy assessment through March 31 by visiting VitalCommunities.org/Weatherize. Homeowners who sign weatherization contracts by May 31 will be entered into drawings for cash prizes up to $500 toward the cost of their energy improvements.

Weatherize Upper Valley teams up community volunteers with certified weatherization contractors to provide professional home energy assessments, proposals, and quotes. Before March 31, participants in Vermont can request free comprehensive home energy walk-throughs and New Hampshire residents can request their $100 energy audit from our Weatherize partner contractors.

“In the past six weeks more than 140 homeowners have signed up for home energy assessments with Weatherize partner contractors to explore opportunities for energy improvements,” said Sarah Brock, energy program manager at Vital Communities. “During our first round of Weatherize Upper Valley in 2017, 101 people signed contracts to invest in home energy efficiency projects. We hope to see similar results this year. The first step for homeowners is to sign up for an assessment with their community’s Weatherize contractors by visiting VitalCommunities.org/Weatherize by March 31.”

Weatherize Upper Valley is a program of Vital Communities made possible with support from Energy Emporium, Dead River Company, Perry’s Oil Service and Patten’s Gas, the Canaday Family Foundation, the Harris and Francis Block Foundation, Lintilhac Foundation, Lyme Foundation and Jane’s Trust Foundation. Participating weatherization contractors include Building Energy, van de Ven Construction, Vermont Foam Insulation, Weatherization and Renovation of Montpelier, Farnum Insulators and Earthshare Construction in Vermont. ABC Energy Savings, Build Basic Green, Building Alternatives, Quality Insulation, Shakes to Shingles, Earthshare Construction and Yankee Thermal Imaging are participating with New Hampshire communities.

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