During the Arctic blasts this winter, many of us have been wishing for warmer and cozier homes and worrying about skyrocketing heating bills. The good news is that A Climate to Thrive (ACTT) just launched a new program to help island residents at their recent Summit at MDI High School.
A series of informational events will be held in all four MDI towns to help residents learn about making their homes more energy efficient and comfortable, and the associated costs and benefits. Weatherize MDI workshops will be held at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on February 20, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Jesup Memorial Library, Bar Harbor on February 22, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Tremont Town Office on March 1, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., and the Northeast Harbor Public Library on March 6, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
New England Energy Consulting’s owners, Mark and Dawna Burnett, both retired veterans, have a wealth of knowledge and experience with weatherization, energy efficiency, and environmental practices; and a deep commitment to customer education, service, and cost savings.
Preventing energy waste is the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to address climate change. Basic air sealing alone can save you 10 to 15 percent, easily paying for itself in a year or two. In addition to reducing energy bills, weatherization reduces asthma and improves your health in the process, according to the U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.
For more information on making your home warmer and cozier next winter, and cooler this summer, sign up for a free Weatherize MDI consult at www.aclimatetothrive.org.