Monday, June 2, 2014

BPU introduces $50 home audits

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- The Board of Public Utilities is now offering home energy audits to customers in Wyandotte County.

The audits will cost customers $50, which is below the market-rate for most audits. That $50 fee will also be refunded to customers if they make the recommended improvements.

More information from BPU:
BPU will arrange for certified auditors to conduct an energy audit on a customer’s home, helping identify ways to improve energy efficiency, cut costs, and benefit the environment.  While other energy audits can cost up to $500.00, BPU is making this service available to its residential customers for only a $50.00 fee.  Even better, if a customer makes the recommended improvements to their home within 90 days, BPU will refund the $50.00 fee – so homeowners end up paying nothing.

On-site energy audits include the following: 1) a blower test to identify costly air leakages; 2) a Combustible Appliance Zone (CAZ) test); 3) up to 10 free compact fluorescent bulbs; 3) recommendations for energy efficiency improvements, and; 4) development of an Energy Conservation Plan (ECP).

To schedule an appointment, customers should call 913-573-9997 or e-mail  Appointments are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

BPU Home Energy Audits are available only to homeowners who have at least 12 months of electric usage with BPU.  The $50.00 appointment fee will be refunded by BPU when customers provide a Certificate of Project Completion.