Seniors learn about energy efficiency

United Illuminating, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc., sponsored an educational event recently as part of the Energize Connecticut initiative to help Trumbull seniors realize the benefits of energy efficiency.  Members of the Trumbull Senior Center were transported to the Energize Connecticut Center, a free, interactive resource facility in North Haven, where they discovered simple ways to start reducing energy costs. The seniors were introduced to a local Home Energy Solutions vendor who reviewed the weatherization services provided through the program and discussed the immediate impact they can have on energy bills. They participated in a variety of hands-on activities, including a demonstration of various light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs and a presentation on the energy consumption of common household items. Attendees were treated to a healthy lunch and received a gift bag featuring additional energy-saving information and a free LED to start, or continue, their path to energy efficiency.