Spring is a popular time to make home improvements, and for Berkeley homeowners planning on freshening up their houses this season, it’s also a great time to consider home energy efficiency upgrades. An energy upgrade – which can include simple changes such as wrapping your hot water heater to more advanced measures such as installing double paned windows – can help lower your utility bills, improve indoor air quality and reduce drafts.
To learn more, join Energy Upgrade California at the Berkeley Home Energy Workshop on Thursday, February 21, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Willard Middle School to meet local Participating Contractors who can help you get started with energy efficiency improvements. RSVP for this free event at http://eucworkshopberkeley.eventbrite.com.
At the workshop, you’ll learn about how to take advantage of the limited-time rebates available through Flex Package that make it easier for Berkeley homeowners to earn money to help pay for energy upgrades. Flex Package rebates of $1,500 are available on a first-come, first-served basis. More information is available at AlamedaFlex.org.
Berkeley homeowners can also support local schools, such as Willard Middle School, Berkeley Arts Magnet, Emerson Elementary, etc. by doing an energy upgrade. Through Energize for the Prize, participating Alameda County schools and schools organizations can receive $250 for every home that performs an energy upgrade. For a list of participating schools in your area, visit EnergizeForThePrize.org.