Progress Energy Makes Energy Improvements in Jasper

By: Dontaye Carter Email
By: Dontaye Carter Email

Ruthetta Mitchell is one of the first homeowners in Jasper, Florida to see how Progress Energy is making her home more energy efficient.

In past winters, she's struggled with keeping heat in her home.

"I really didn't know what to do. My husband works out of town so, I was just putting up those foam strips around it, it really didn't do much," said Mitchell.

But Progress Energy gave her a solution.

They screwed in plastic frames to help keep the warm air in and the cool air out.

Workers also changed her air filters and replaced light bulbs in her home with fluorescent lights.

These may all be little things, but they'll save Mitchell up to 150 dollars a year, making her happy and giving the auditor a sense of pride in helping those who need it.

"It's probably one of the best jobs I've actually had, you actually get satisfaction helping elderly people, people that live on a fixed income that live month to month, that don't have things we take for granted sometimes," said Anthony Torres.

But Mitchell's not taking anything for granted and says she's happy the improvements were made to her home.


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  • by madison 4 ever Location: madison on Sep 17, 2010 at 04:55 AM
    progress energy aint nothing but a bunch of crooks every time your lights get cut off they charge you another 250.00 deposit I moved in a different house on the same street and had to pay another 250.00 depositplus my old bill. I have children in school and this just doesnt make sense the rich get richer
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