Time to Button Up

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – If you are thinking this might be the year to button up your house to make it more energy-efficient and to save money, the Springfield Energy Committee has two exciting events lined up for Springfield in November that might help you out.

Brian and Karin Abild will open up their home to visitors to show them how their use of insulation coupled with solar panels, battery storage, heat pump, and a high-efficiency pellet wood stove allow them to have a snug and warm house in the winter and enjoy energy savings. Brian’s advice: “Start with insulation.” He will show the system, the numbers, the incentives he received, and how it all adds up. Their house will be powered by stored energy during the tour.

The Abild home tour is the perfect lead in for a workshop conducted by Efficiency Vermont, “Step Up to Button Up.” This workshop will answer these questions: What does weatherization look like in your home? What are the benefits of weatherization? What incentives are available to help you get started? What can you DIY and when should you work with a contractor?

Whether you’re new to weatherization or have detailed questions about your next project, an Efficiency Vermont energy expert will provide guidance and answer your questions and talk through the new incentive to cover half of your project costs.

You’ll also be able to set up a free home energy visit to discuss your best opportunities to make your home healthier and more comfortable.

Brian Abild’s home tour at 13 East Ln. will be Monday, Nov. 18, starting at 5:30 p.m. Please contact Brian at 802-591-4383 to let him know you will be there. Or if you forget to call, just drop in to see all the amazing ways he is saving energy dollars.

Step Up to Button Up will be presented at the Springfield Town Hall starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. Food and beverage will be offered at both events and both events are open to the public.

The Springfield Energy Committee is committed to its mission to promote energy conservation and efficiency. These public events are one way to introduce Springfield residents to opportunities to conserve energy usage and reduce carbon emissions.

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