Help My House Energy Makeover Finalists Announced
Article was added on Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Three families in the Florence / Myrtle Beach
television viewing area and four families in the Charleston
television viewing area are finalists in the Help My House home
energy makeover contest sponsored by Horry, Marlboro, Pee Dee,
Coastal Electric Cooperative, Edisto Electric Cooperative and
Santee Electric Cooperative.
The three finalists in the Florence/Myrtle Beach area include:
Eleanor Costin of Aynor, Billy Quick of Wallace and Terri Robertson
of Little River. One of these co-op members will win the
grand prize-up to $10,000 in energy efficiency improvements-which
could include new heating/air units, insulation, water heaters and
The four finalists in the Charleston area include: Harry Hooker,
Jr. of St. George, Albert and Ericka Lawton of Ruffin, Kelly Duvall
of Andrews and Barbara Chandler of Nesmith. One of these
co-op members will win the grand prize-up to $10,000 in energy
efficiency improvements-which could include new heating/air units,
insulation, water heaters and other upgrades.
Co-op officials will surprise the grand prize winner at his/her
home on Friday, October 9 and Energy efficiency work will begin in
the home shortly after the announcement.
Florence/Myrtle Beach area television viewers can see the
winning home before, during and after its energy efficiency
transformation by tuning in to WBTW-TV. Charleston area
television viewers can see the winning home before, during and
after its energy efficiency transformation by tuning in to
WCBD-TV. In addition to showcasing the increased efficiency
of the grand prize winning homes, news reports will offer simple
tips that every electricity consumer can use to lower energy use,
regardless of income.
Corporate sponsors of Help My House include Apple Blossom
Insulators, Glenco Insulation, Lennox and Rheem Marathon Water
Heaters, who have agreed to donate equipment and services for the
home energy makeovers. Cooperative employees will help
supervise the work and assist in the renovation process.
Electric cooperatives across South Carolina created "Help My
House" to promote home energy efficiency to all electric
consumers. In August, the electric cooperatives held a
contest among co-op homeowners to seek out homes that could realize
the largest energy savings through a whole-house energy
makeover. Including grand prize winners in the
Florence/Myrtle Beach and Charleston areas, seven homes statewide
will receive up to $10,000 in energy efficiency upgrades.
More information is available at www.HelpMyHouse.org.
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