Neighborhoods Get Hands-On Help to Save Energy

Have you ever wondered how to weather-strip and seal an exterior door, or how to caulk around windows and baseboards? It sounds simple enough, but walking into a home improvement store to get supplies can be overwhelming.

That’s why Nashville Electric Service (NES) is heading out into the community to engage customers by teaching easy, energy-efficiency improvements that anyone can do at home.

NES will host its first of several Neighborhood Energy Savers workshops to help customers proactively lower their energy usage. Meet your neighbors. Save money. Win-win, right?

When:  Saturday, Oct. 27, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Johnson School
1200 2nd Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37210.

Participants will receive a free energy-saving toolkit, including caulk, expandable foam, low-flow aerators and showerhead, CFLs, weather-stripping, and water heater pipe insulation, as well as an action plan for saving money. And, the best part is, you can get your hands dirty and try out all of the techniques before putting them into practice.

“We want to show customers how easy it can be to save energy by completing a few simple steps around their home,” said Sara Elliot, NES Energy Services Engineering Supervisor. “Armed with the knowledge and necessary tools to make small changes, we hope to empower neighbors to make their neighborhoods more energy efficient.”

For more information regarding future workshops, visit nespower.com.