City of Fresno, California Energy Commission OfficialsTout Success of Home Energy Tune-Up ProgramHomeowners Urged to Sign Up for Free Assessments

FRESNO – Mayor Ashley Swearengin and California Energy Commission Chair Robert Weisenmiller today touted the success of the Home Energy Tune-Up Program and encouraged homeowners in Fresno and Madera counties to sign up for free home energy assessments.

CEC provided initial funding of $2.9 million for the program, which has provided free home energy assessments to more than 2,500 homes. A total of 925 homes have received energy efficiency retrofits as a result of the assessments, resulting in $4.8 million in business activity in the region.

“The Home Energy Tune-Up Program has been a great collaboration of local, state and federal governments working with the private sector to provide needed assistance to homeowners,” Mayor Swearengin said. “These home energy audits, provided at no cost to the homeowner, is helping families save anywhere from $300 to $2,400 per year on their power bills and is promoting related business activity and workforce development in this field.”

“This local program is a very good example of a targeted and effective energy efficiency home retrofit effort that is leveraging dollars from the California Energy Commission, the U.S. Department of Energy and Pacific Gas & Electric. I look forward to the growing partnership between the California Energy Commission and the Central Valley, especially with the City of Fresno,” Chair Weisenmiller said.

“Pacific Gas and Electric is excited to be partner with the city of Fresno on this program, which can save customers hundreds or thousands of dollars on their energy bills,” said Robert Carlson, PG&E Energy Solutions and Service Manager for Fresno. “Through rebates and reduced energy use, this program truly puts money back in our customers’ pocket, which is especially meaningful during the holidays.”

Residents can schedule a free home energy assessment by calling (855) 621-3733 or filling out an online signup form on the City’s website. After the appointment is scheduled, residents should expect the following during the visit:

  • A thorough 3-4 hour survey to determine where your home wastes energy;
  • A detailed report recommending energy efficiency improvements;
  • No-cost and low-cost ideas for saving energy; and
  • Help accessing available rebates, incentives and financing options if you choose to make home energy upgrades.

The signup form and additional information on the program is available on the City’s website by clicking here.

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