Two programs were introduced at the June 20, 2012 Kiwanis meeting by Bob Nuss from Energizing Indiana that can benefit everyone as individuals, citizens, and benefit the Valparaiso Kiwanis Club Foundation.
Program #1: The first of these program is the AC Cycling Program. By signing up for this program, NIPSCO will install a control switch on your air conditioning compressor or heat pump. This allows NIPSCO to cycle your AC unit by turning it off for a short periods of 15-45 minutes when demand is very high. This allows NIPSCO to manage high demand peaks, which result in the need to have more electric generating capacity just for very high demands. You can try this program and have the switch removed if you so desire. When you sign up for this program, you benefit by having your NIPSCO bill reduced by $10/month for June, July, August, and September each year you participate in the AC Cycling Program. NIPSCO and the environment benefit by reducing the need to build more power plants and use more resources. Our Valparaiso Kiwanis Club Foundation benefits by receiving $25 for every home owner whom we encourage to sign up through the URL listed below. Win-Win-Win!!!
Program #2: The second program is the Home Energy Assessment program. By signing up for this program, your home will receive an energy assessment by a qualified energy advisor. The advisor will come to your home at a mutually agreeable time and spend about 1.5 hours looking at your home’s energy usage. Advisors will assess the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems in your home to determine if they are operating efficiently. They may inspect your home’s air duct sealing, insulation, and heating/cooling efficiency. The visit may include the replacement of traditional incandescent bulbs with efficient CFLs (limit 9), installing low-flow faucet aerators (limit 3), and/or installing low-flow shower heads (limit 2) at no cost to you. Once your home’s energy assessment is complete, you will receive a comprehensive report detailing what can be done further to start saving energy and money to make your home more comfortable. You benefit by making your home more comfortable and efficient. We all benefit by reducing the demand for more electricity. Our Valparaiso Kiwanis Club Foundation benefits by receiving $25 for every home owner who we encourage to sign up through the URL listed below. Win-Win-Win!!!
Sign up for one program or both programs at:
At the Kiwanis meeting members signed up for the programs to raise $625 for the Foundation.
This project can be a significant benefit to the Valparaiso Kiwanis Club Foundation if we get a substantial number of people participating.
This is not just for Kiwanis members anyone who signs up can help reduce energy consumption and support the Valparaiso Kiwanis Club Foundation.
The Foundation involvement in this program is scheduled to terminate on December 11, 2012.
Download the attached file for more information.
Kiwanis Foundation/Energizing Indiana Flyer