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Eversource and the Town of West Hartford to Host Free Light Bulb Swap for Residents

The Town of West Hartford and Eversource will host a light bulb swap. Photo courtesy of Sustainable West Hartford

 

Residents are invited to swap up to five incandescent bulbs at no charge at the event on Jan. 24. 

The Town of West Hartford and Eversource will host a light bulb swap. Photo courtesy of Sustainable West Hartford

The Town of West Hartford and Eversource will host a light bulb swap. Photo courtesy of Sustainable West Hartford

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On Tuesday, Jan. 24, Eversource and the Town of West Hartford will host a free light bulb swap for residents. The event will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at the West Hartford Senior Center, located at 15 Starkel Rd.

West Hartford residents, with identification, may bring up to five incandescent light bulbs in any condition and exchange them for new, energy-efficient ENERGY STAR LED bulbs, free of charge while supplies last. Additional LEDs and lighting products will be available for purchase at a discounted rate.

“The LED giveaway is a perfect opportunity for West Hartford residents to start saving money and energy at home,” Eversource’s Energy Efficiency spokesman Enoch Lenge said. “Switching from incandescent to LED light bulbs is a great first step to improve your home’s energy efficiency.”

Energy experts from Eversource will be on-hand at the light bulb swap to answer questions and provide people with information on how they can save money and energy at home, including information on the popular in-home energy assessment, Home Energy Solutions.

In 2012, West Hartford joined Clean Energy Communities, the nationally-recognized Energize Connecticut program to help cities and towns save energy and increase the installation of renewable energy. Eversource is currently working with West Hartford to help it reach its energy goals and reduce municipal building energy consumption by 20 percent by 2018.

Through Clean Energy Communities, West Hartford residents that participate in Energize Connecticut programs – such as Home Energy Solutions – help the town earn points toward a grant. These “Bright Idea Grants” fund community-selected energy saving projects such as the upcoming light bulb swap, or the installation of new LED lighting at town hall or a school.

Residents looking to save energy and money should visit EnergizeCT.com or call 877-WISE-USE (947-3873).

About Energize Connecticut

Energize Connecticut helps you save money and use clean energy. It is an initiative of the Energy Efficiency Fund, the Connecticut Green Bank, the State, and your local electric and gas utilities, with funding from a charge on customer energy bills. Information on energy-saving programs can be found at EnergizeCT.com or by calling 1.877.WISE.USE.

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