Enoch Lenge thumbnail EnergizeCT Eversource 8-4-16

You May Save Money with a More Energy Efficient Cooling System

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By Enoch Lenge

Your current cooling system may still be operating, but there’s a chance it may not be running efficiently and running up your electric bill. As the summer heat continues over the next couple of months, take a look at your current system and see if it’s time to upgrade to an energy efficient cooling system. ____________

— This is part of a series of articles from Energize Connecticut, an initiative of the Energy Efficiency Fund, the Connecticut Green Bank, the State, and local electric and gas utilities. Enoch Lenge is an energy efficiency expert with Eversource and Energize Connecticut. ____________

Whether you are considering central air or purchasing a room air conditioning unit, you should always look for the Energy Star label. These units are certified by the Department of Energy to use less energy.

Mariam Ghaloo EnergizeCT 3 5-9-16

Darien Student Wins 2nd Place 8th Grade State Energy-Use Contest

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Mariam Ghaloo, a Darien student, was honored last week, in a ceremony held at the State Capitol, as a finalist in a statwide student contest on using energy wisely. Ghaloo won second place in the category for 8th graders with a public service announcement about how insulation can help a consumer save money. She was honored last week at the State Capitol as a finalist in the competition, the 12th annual “eesmarts Student Contest”

Presented by Energize Connecticut in partnership with Eversource and the United Illuminating Company (UI), Connecticut Natural Gas, and the Southern Connecticut Gas Company, the eesmarts Student Contest invites Connecticut students in grades K-12 and college to create projects about energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability. Mariam’s project was awarded 2nd place in the Grade 8 category. She prepared a public service announcement about insulation and how it can help a household save energy.