Editor's Note: The following article was submitted by a spokeswoman for Energy Action Fairfax.
Energy Action Fairfax hosted a home energy audit party Wednesday at the home of a member of the McLean Citizens Association as part of a Fairfax County pilot program to provide educational tools to county residents to save energy and money and make their homes more comfortable while also improving the environment.
Home energy audit parties provide a chance for the community to observe a professional home energy audit and learn about the many opportunities to “Step Up to Savings” in their homes.
“A home energy audit is an excellent tool for homeowners to evaluate their energy use,” said Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova who joined a group of homeowners for an audit party in the Alexandria community of Greater Wilton Woods earlier this summer. “
Energy Action Fairfax is an education and outreach program created by Fairfax County with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to educate residents on the benefits of home energy efficiency. The community-based program creates opportunities for residents to learn from energy efficiency experts and forums to share information among neighbors. Energy Action Fairfax works in partnership with community and civic associations throughout the county to host a range of events, including hands-on community workshops.
The Aug. 29 audit party is the sixth that Energy Action Fairfax has hosted this year.
“We hope the information will help people understand that energy saving does not have to be difficult or expensive,” said Fairfax County Environmental Coordinator Kambiz Agazi.
Visit Energy Action Fairfax for tips and information on how to make your home more energy efficient and how to conduct an energy audit to find opportunities for savings.
About Energy Action Fairfax
Energy Action Fairfax is a Fairfax County program bringing together neighbors and experts to learn how to save energy and improve home comfort. Residential energy use accounts for 20 percent of total energy consumption and many county residents spend at least $100 to $200 per month on electricity, heating and cooling.