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OMPA Offers Free Energy Audits – A $350 Savings!
The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) is offering free residential energy audits to residential customers served by municipal electric systems in Comanche, Duncan, Marlow, Ryan, and Walters during the month of April. This comprehensive free energy audit, which includes a blower door test, would normally cost the homeowner approximately $350 plus travel expenses.
An energy audit takes approximately two hours of the homeowner’s time. The auditor measures the home, doors and windows and inputs this information into the energy audit software. Also included in the audit is a check of the ceiling insulation, the condition of the windows and the water heater temperature. An estimate of the energy efficiency of the old heating and air conditioning system is performed to compare the savings that could be achieved with the installation of a ground source heat pump. All of this information and more goes into the audit software to determine what steps the homeowner needs to take to improve the efficiency of the home, which will save money in electricity costs.
At the end of the audit, a blower door test is performed to find air leaks in the home. While the test is being performed, customers can actually feel the air leaks they have under window seals, door seals, outlets and other areas of the home. When the test is completed, customers are provided with a detailed report that gives them an Estimated Natural Infiltration Rate (ENIR). The ENIR lets customers know how tight or loose their home actually is.
To schedule a free residential energy audit, please contact your local municipal electric utility to arrange for a convenient time during the month of April.
OMPA is a state governmental agency created by the legislature to serve cities and towns that own and operate their electrical distribution systems and is governed by the members. The Authority presently serves 38 municipally owned electric systems in Oklahoma.