Rhode Islander’s Reminded to Take Advantage of Free Energy-Saving Gadgets From RISE

Discover how you can save big on energy bills with RISE’s free EnergyWise Home Energy Assessment. Get expert advice, free energy-saving products, and substantial rebates—all at no cost.

Rhode Island News: Rhode Islander’s Reminded to Take Advantage of Free Energy-Saving Gadgets From RISE

June 10, 2024, 7:18 am

By Uprise RI Staff

As the cost of living continues to rise, finding ways to save money on household expenses has become more critical. For Rhode Islanders, there’s a hidden gem that promises to reduce energy bills and promote eco-friendly living, all at no cost to you (yes, really). The EnergyWise Home Energy Assessment from RISE offers a comprehensive and free service designed to make your home more energy-efficient, helping you save money and contribute to a greener planet.

Imagine having an expert come to your home, evaluate your energy usage, and provide you with a detailed plan to reduce your consumption—all without you spending a dime. That’s precisely what the EnergyWise Home Energy Assessment promises. This isn’t just another sales pitch; it’s a genuine opportunity to cut down on energy costs with no hidden fees or gimmicks. The program is funded by the energy-efficiency charge on all customers’ gas and electric bills, as mandated by Rhode Island law. Essentially, you’ve already contributed to this program, so why not take advantage of it?

The process is straightforward and user-friendly. It all begins with a simple phone call to schedule an in-person appointment. You’ll provide some basic information about your home, such as the type of heating and cooling systems you use and your average energy consumption. This initial step sets the stage for a thorough assessment tailored to your unique needs.

When the Energy Specialist arrives at your home, they will conduct an in-depth evaluation to identify personalized energy-efficiency recommendations. This isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. Your specialist will look at your specific household’s energy usage patterns and identify the most impactful ways to save energy. They will then produce a customized energy report detailing these recommendations.

But here’s where it gets even better: you’ll receive a variety of no-cost energy-saving products during the assessment. These can include advanced power strips, low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators, and programmable thermostats. These items alone can make a noticeable difference in your monthly utility bills, and they’re just the beginning.

One of the standout benefits of the EnergyWise program is the significant discounts on insulation and air sealing. Homes with electric heat are eligible for 100% off approved insulation up to $10,000. For homes using other heating fuels, you can still receive an impressive 75% off approved insulation up to $10,000. This is a game-changer for reducing heating and cooling costs, improving year-round comfort, and enhancing the efficiency of your home’s systems. Best of all, the insulation and air sealing work is handled by pre-approved contractors, ensuring quality and reliability. You have the option to select a participating contractor or be assigned one through the program, making the process as seamless as possible.

Landlords should take note (and renters, let them know!): Rental units also qualify for 100% off eligible weatherization. This not only enhances the value of your property but also keeps tenants satisfied, potentially reducing turnover rates. It’s a win-win situation that benefits both landlords and renters alike.

But the perks don’t stop there. The EnergyWise program offers generous rebates of up to $2,750 on qualifying energy-efficient heating, cooling, and water-heating equipment. For those looking to make more extensive upgrades, there are even opportunities to qualify for a 0% interest loan for eligible energy-efficiency improvements. This makes it easier than ever to invest in long-term solutions that will save you money and reduce your environmental footprint.

If you’re worried about the eligibility criteria, rest assured that the program is accessible to most Rhode Islanders, no matter your income. To qualify for the No-Cost Home Energy Assessment, you need to be a residential customer of Rhode Island Energy living in a one- to four-unit home. You must also have full access to the house and the ability to install the recommended instant-saving products received during the assessment.

The feedback from Rhode Islanders who have already taken advantage of this program is overwhelmingly positive. One satisfied customer noted that the service was “very professional, excellent job and incredible savings!” Another highlighted the transparency and professionalism of the RISE representatives, stating, “There’s no catch – it really was a no-cost assessment focused on educating me on the best opportunities to save energy and money.”

Given the myriad of benefits and the fact that it’s already funded through your utility bills, there’s no reason not to schedule your assessment today. It’s a simple, no-cost step towards a more energy-efficient home and a more sustainable future. To get started, call RISE at 800-422-5365 or visit their website at https://riseengineering.my.site.com/customers/s/.

In a world where every penny counts and environmental responsibility is more critical than ever, the EnergyWise Home Energy Assessment from RISE is a genuine opportunity to save money, improve your home’s efficiency, and contribute to a greener planet—all without spending a dime.

Editors Note: We had this done at our home a year ago. The reps were friendly and informative and never tried to sell us anything during the hour or so they were here. They provided us with a smart thermostat, 3 smart power strips, and a cleaning brush for our fridge to keep it running efficient – all FREE! -Greg