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Durham Home Energy Savings Program

Durham’s Home Energy Savings Program (HESP) is designed to help households save energy through targeted home improvements. Approximately 200 homes will receive subsidized, professional retrofits through the program. HESP is being offered for a limited time only, on a first come-first serve basis.

Participating homes will save an estimated 20 percent of their home energy use. Participants pay $400 and HESP will pay up to an additional $1,600 per house.

To qualify, homes must be 1) single story, or 2) two story with the top and bottom floors having the exact same footprint. All homes must be 2,300 square feet or less. All-electric homes will receive priority for participation in this program. Homes with natural gas, propane, or fuel oil will be accepted as funding allows.

The work done on qualifying homes includes the following:
Sealing air leaks in heating and air conditioning ductwork;
Installing programmable thermostats;
Sealing air leaks in the attic floor and the crawlspace ceiling;
Installing attic insulation;
Installing high-efficiency showerheads and faucet aerators;
and Installing carbon monoxide detectors.