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Home energy workshop Dec. 11 in Templeton 

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Homeowners can learn about home energy upgrade opportunities at free dinner and informational event

EmPower San Luis Obispo County invites local homeowners to attend a free dinner workshop on Dec. 11 at 601 S. Main Street in Templeton from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. to learn how EmPower can help them access easy and affordable home energy upgrades.

EmPowerDuring the workshop, EmPower Energy Coach Paul Menconi will present real examples of common issues he has encountered touring homes in San Luis Obispo County. Attendees can ask Paul their own home energy questions, as well as schedule a free Energy Coach Visit for a comprehensive look at their own home’s energy performance, including the condition of the heating ventilation and air conditioning system, insulation levels, water heater, and other major appliances that can contribute to high energy bills.

“It’s a great time of year to understand what improvements can be made to increase comfort in one’s home and reduce energy use,” said Menconi. “People are surprised that no matter the age of their home—whether new, old or newly remodeled—there are usually inefficiencies that can be improved upon.”

The event will also provide information on how EmPower can help connect homeowners to qualified local contractors for home energy audits and recommendations on fixing common issues like old or broken furnaces, ducts, windows and insulation. These upgrades improve home comfort and indoor air quality while helping to lower utility bills and save energy.

Attendees will also learn how to take advantage of low interest, unsecured financing and up to $6,500 in utility incentives for home energy efficiency projects.

To RSVP for a workshop, visit www.emPowerSBC.org/events. For more information, please call emPower San Luis Obispo County at (805) 781-5982.

About EmPower Central Coast

The EmPower program offers voluntary incentives, financing and other services to help single-family homeowners in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties make home energy upgrades easier and more affordable. EmPower was originally established by Santa Barbara County to help the community preserve the environment by helping to lower energy consumption and stimulate the economy by creating jobs through innovative, voluntary solutions to support a sustainable building performance market.

EmPower is funded by California utility ratepayers and administered by Southern California Gas Company, Southern California Edison Company and Pacific Gas & Electric under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission, the US Department of Energy Better Buildings program and the California Energy Commission with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars.

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