The 2012-2013 season of Éconologis is officially underway!

Option consommateurs proudly operates the program for Greater Montreal

MONTREAL, Feb. 6, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - From now until March 2013, Option consommateurs will be offering free energy efficiency consultation visits as part of the Éconologis program. Close to 2000 low-income households in the Greater Montreal area will be able to take advantage of this service to improve the comfort of their homes and face the approaching cold-weather season head-on. This year will mark the 14th season Option consommateurs has been operating the program in Greater Montreal.

Éconologis visits
"During our home visits, homeowners and renters receive personalized energy efficiency advice and minor home improvements, such as the installation of caulking or weatherstripping on windows and doors," explains Lisa-Marie Hein, Head of Energy Efficiency Department at Option consommateurs. "Our advisors analyse the consumers' energy consumption bills and make some necessary adjustments to improve the home comfort of those benefitting from the program."

The Éconologis, c'est gagnant ! contest
This year, in order to raise awareness among low-income families about the necessity of properly insulating one's home, Options consommateurs is launching the contest Éconologis, c'est gagnant ! This contest aims to encourage those who receive a home visit to promote the service among their friends and family. Prizes at stake include a $1,000 gift voucher toward an ENERGY STAR refrigerator or one grocery voucher worth $500 and one pharmacy voucher worth $250, respectively.

Take an appointment
Eligible and interested people are invited to schedule a visit by calling 514-798-0541, extension 401. Information on the program is also available on the ministry of natural resources website: ministère des Ressources naturelles

About Éconologis
Éconologis is a seasonal program provided by the ministère des Ressources naturelles, which offers free energy efficiency advice and products. The home visits are conducted by various authorized organizations throughout the province of Quebec. To benefit from this program, the household must meet certain eligibility criteria, notably with respect to income, and receive a heating bill in the homeowner's or renter's name.

About Option consommateurs
Established in 1983, Option consommateurs is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and defend the rights and interests of consumers and ensure that these rights and interests are respected. To this end, it is closely involved in issues specifically relating to commercial practices, financial services, energy, and the agro-food industry. Option consommateurs is also prepared to lead class action suits on a wide range of issues, in cases it deems worthwhile.

SOURCE: OPTION CONSOMMATEURS

For further information:

Lucie Kechichian
Communications consultant
514-598-0620, extension 226
kechichian@option-consommateurs.org