COCOA, June 04, 2012 — Want $1,500 worth of energy improvements to your home, for free?
The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), a research institute of the University of Central Florida, is seeking 30 homes in Brevard County and up to 30 from Dade or Broward counties to participate in an energy-retrofit study. Those selected will benefit from the installation of energy-saving devices worth at least $1,500.
A limited number of homes may qualify for a more extensive retrofit remodel worth $10,000 to $15,000.
Eligible participants are FPL customers in single-family, detached residences with only one electrical breaker panel, a single central air-conditioning system, electric space and water heating, and Internet service with a home Wi-Fi network. Homes must be owner-occupied year-round and have been lived in for at least one year. Preference will be given to homes built prior to the year 2000.
Those selected for the study, which begins this month, can expect the installation of such cost-saving items as: water heater blankets and pipe insulation, low-flow showerheads, CFL bulbs, and home and duct air sealing. (more…)