City Looking for Energy Savings for Residents

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The City of Windsor is looking to help families save money through lower monthly natural gas bills.

City officials are meeting with counterparts from Enbridge to review energy and money saving programs the company offers.

Speaking on AM800's The Morning Drive, Mayor Drew Dilkens says with winter not too far away, they want Windsor residents to have the opportunity to save money.

“Enbridge offers a whole suite of programs that are designed to help people save money by making their homes more energy efficient."

Dilkens says homeowners can chose from a list of improvements to make and are then given rebates.

“So we went to a house yesterday on Pillette [Road] where a gentleman has taken advantage of a number of initiatives and at the end of the day he is going to save about $100 a month, ” he says. “I've done it myself in my own house, replacing a furnace and looking at the insulation to make sure it's the proper insulation by today's standard."

Dilkens says the programs are really simple to take advantage of.

“If you‘re thinking about done some of these things you can do to save money, look at the list, just go through the process, you can find a way to save money and it‘s good for you, good for the environment and good for your pocket book.”

In the City of Windsor, almost $160-million per year is spent on residential energy and Windsor’s building stock is one of the oldest and least energy efficient in the province, using approximately 35 per cent more energy than the Ontario average.