WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Duke Energy Progress is trying to save Wilmington residents money by reducing their energy use.
The company is launching an energy saver program to benefit low-income families.
The new program will allow families to get energy home makeovers. It involves members of the company visiting homes and discussing specific methods to cut energy costs.
"Energy efficiency is like a dollar saved is a dollar earned," explained Evans Taylor, Program Manager for the Neighborhood Energy Saver Program.
Taylor explained that low-income residents can save a lot of money through the program.
"It equates their money to a lot of their households and pocketbooks so that's a key to them. One of the main reasons that we do it, is because we know they struggle with their energy bills at times," said Evans Taylor of the Duke Energy Progress.
Residents agreed that the program will be beneficial.
"I think a lot needs to be done in our neighborhood and I think it was good that they had this information because a lot of things is not known," said Jesse Hannible, a Wilmington resident.
"For them to put this information out is good. I wish a lot more people had been out here than what it was," said Hannible.
For more information on the program, visit the WECT Communities story on the program with this link.
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