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.
"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
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
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:
514-598-0620, extension 226