The CWC Home Energy Tune-up Program works with homeowners and renters throughout Alachua County to perform free Home Energy Tune-ups. Since 2008, we have helped over 825 families save hundreds of dollars each year on their utility bills.
Your Energy Tune-up begins with our professionally trained volunteer Energy Coaches performing a comprehensive survey of your home. Our Energy Coaches work alongside residents to review how energy and water are used in a home, and to recommend money-saving changes. Research shows this work saves residents an average of $200-$300 a year on utility costs per home, and shows persistent savings of over 10% per year after 3-5 years.
During our visit, hands-on changes are made to the home. These include installation of energy-efficient light bulbs, water saving shower heads, and pipe insulation for water heaters and A/C units. Our Energy Coaches will also sit down with the family to review utility bills and provide individualized, helpful tips to save even more. Our program emphasis is on helping lower-income families, and decreasing the utility burden costs of those who most need it while conserving our planet’s natural resources.
The CWC also partners with several local housing rehabilitation agencies, Rebuilding Together, the Central Florida Community Action Agency, and Alachua County Habitat for Humanity. If you own your home, you may qualify for additional funding and assistance with weatherization through these programs, or through our municipal utility program (GRU’s LEEP program). Through these partnerships, the CWC has been able to assist dozens of clients in receiving critical home repairs, and more extensive retrofits such as upgraded HVAC systems, new water heaters, building envelope enhancement, and other improvements.
Let’s work together to save you energy, water, and money!
To receive a FREE home tune-up, simply download this CWC Application. Return your completed form to us by following the directions on the front page. Feel free to call us with any questions at (352) 450-4965.
For helpful energy and water saving tips, download this CWC tip sheet.