Home Energy Audit: Free If You Live Between Madera & Kern County - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Home Energy Audit: Free If You Live Between Madera & Kern County

Posted:
FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

If your home is more than a few years old it's probably costing you plenty when it comes to energy.  But there is a way to give your home an energy tune up and it won't cost you a dime.

Rick Layman is an energy tune–up master for the City of Fresno.  When he and the rest of the city team show up at your door, they are armed with a huge fan.   "It makes a vacuum on the house and by doing that shows us where all the leaks are around the doors and the windows and anyplace the air might be coming in."

Ashley Johnston owns a home in the Fresno High School District.   She bought it a year ago but it was built in the 1940's.  "I saw my bills jump, double in the last year and so I really wanted to figure out what was going on what I could do to fix that."

The City of Fresno and PG&E have been doing free energy tuneup's from Madera to Kern County since 2009.  "You can already see the warm air coming in around the attic access.   Right here there's just streaks of air which shows the air is just blowing from that side coming around the leakage on the attic access."

Joseph Oldman who is the manager of the project says all of the information recorded in the thermal imaging camera makes a big difference in the energy audit. "We provide the information back to the homeowner in a comprehensive customized homeowner report that's produced using a software that's basically certified by the State of California."

After seeing all the leaks Ashley Johnston is a believer.  "Definitely do some upgrades on the house, make it more efficient whether its for me or the next owner.   It's the best thing you can do."  Since 2009, four thousand Central Valley residents have taken advantage of the free service.

If you would like more information on the free home energy audit go to KMPH.com and click on news links.   

 

 

 

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • SUV Rolls Into Shaver Lake, Sinks

    SUV Rolls Into Shaver Lake, Sinks

    An SUV rolled into a Fresno County lake and sank on Monday.KMPH FOX 26 News viewers Parker Bell and Bob Niehaus sent us photos of the SUV as it was sinking in Shaver Lake.According to witnesses and the towing company, the Range Rover was parked on a hill when it when it rolled down into the water and sank.With the help of the towing company and a dive team, the Range Rover was pulled out of the lake.More >>
    An SUV rolled into a Fresno County lake and sank on Monday.KMPH FOX 26 News viewers Parker Bell and Bob Niehaus sent us photos of the SUV as it was sinking in Shaver Lake.According to witnesses and the towing company, the Range Rover was parked on a hill when it when it rolled down into the water and sank.With the help of the towing company and a dive team, the Range Rover was pulled out of the lake.More >>
  • Man Shot At Apartment Complex Near Fresno State, Dies

    Man Shot At Apartment Complex Near Fresno State, Dies

    An early-morning shooting near Fresno State left a man dead on Monday. Officers were called to an apartment complex on Backer and Shaw around 3:00 a.m. That's where 26-year-old Anthony Marshall Brown was shot, and later died at the hospital.Fresno Police say the shooting does not appear to be gang-related, but add that it wasn't random. Police also say Brown was not a college student. As of Monday night, no one had been arrested.More >>
    An early-morning shooting near Fresno State left a man dead on Monday. Officers were called to an apartment complex on Backer and Shaw around 3:00 a.m. That's where 26-year-old Anthony Marshall Brown was shot, and later died at the hospital.Fresno Police say the shooting does not appear to be gang-related, but add that it wasn't random. Police also say Brown was not a college student. As of Monday night, no one had been arrested.More >>
  • Body Found in Fresno County Field

    Body Found in Fresno County Field

    Hunters made an alarming discovery in a Fresno County field on Monday morning. Fresno County Sheriff's deputies got a call of a body in a field near Shaw and Zediker.Deputies say dove hunters found the body, but they have not been able to identify the person yet. As of Monday night, they also haven't been able to determine whether this isa homicide case.More >>
    Hunters made an alarming discovery in a Fresno County field on Monday morning. Fresno County Sheriff's deputies got a call of a body in a field near Shaw and Zediker.Deputies say dove hunters found the body, but they have not been able to identify the person yet. As of Monday night, they also haven't been able to determine whether this isa homicide case.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.