Puget Sound Energy is offering electric customers who live in manufactured homes and use electric forced-air as their primary heat source the chance to seal up leaky duct work and receive other energy efficiency upgrades for free.
The free service will be offered to PSE customers in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Rainier, Rochester, Tenino, Yelm and surrounding areas. The service has up to a $500 value per customer and could reduce their energy bills by approximately 30 percent.
Typically four out of five manufactured homes have leaky heating and cooling systems. The program helps customers who live in manufactured-homes install energy-efficient measures to increase their comfort and manage their energy bills. PSE estimates there are nearly 8,400 manufactured homes in Thurston County with PSE electric customers who are eligible for the free service.
The utility has teamed up with energy services specialist UCONS, LLC to install the free energy-efficient upgrades. A certified specialist will seal the ductwork, as well as provide free on-site installation of energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs in high-use areas such as kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms. Customers also receive air filter replacements and an energy-efficient showerhead.
Since manufactured homes tend be located close together, UCONS representatives will be going door-to-door with flyers to discuss the service with PSE customers.
PSE customers can also request the service by calling UCONS at 1-800-828-8440.