New Milford residents can sign up for Home Energy Solutions this weekend at Village Fair Days. It's a program run by Energize Connecticut, provided by Eversource. The energy-and-money-saving benefits are detailed for participants. For every resident that completes the service, contractors Wesson Energy and The Energy Store plan to donate $25 to the New Milford River Trail.
There is a fee for the service, which is waived for income-eligible residents.
In 2013, New Milford joined Clean Energy Communities, the nationally-recognized Energize Connecticut program that helps Connecticut cities and town reach their energy goals and reduce municipal building energy consumption by 20 percent by 2018. Participating residents also help the town earn points toward a grant.
These “Bright Idea Grants” fund community-selected energy saving projects such as an LED light bulb swap, or the installation of new LED lighting at town hall or a school.