Home Energy Efficiency Makeover awarded to local mother

Home Energy Efficiency Makeover awarded to local mother

Home Energy Efficiency Makeover awarded to local mother

Cobb EMC, in partnership with Gas South and the Cobb Heating and Air Association, awarded Barbara Bryant, a local mother of four, with a Home Energy Efficiency Makeover worth more than $20,000. 

“It’s heartwarming to see how this annual event brings together members of our community,” said Kevan Espy, senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. “This year, we received 70 nominations from neighbors across our service district. What began as an event designed to teach our co-op members that home energy improvements can lower their energy consumption and help them save money has evolved into a larger community effort between local businesses and residents.” 

Bryant, who is a Cobb EMC member and has lived in her Marietta, Ga. home for nearly 20 years, was nominated by neighbor, Gwen Tritt. When asked about the winner, Tritt said, “Barbara works three jobs to support her children, and she has raised outstanding, well-mannered kids. She always keeps a positive attitude, and she really deserves this makeover.”

Tritt surprised and celebrated her neighbor, alongside representatives from Cobb EMC and event sponsors. This year’s makeover included a variety of home energy improvements including new energy-efficient appliances, a bill credit from Cobb EMC, two years of free natural gas service from Gas South, new low-flow faucet adapters, showerheads and toilets from the Cobb County Water System, and a new HVAC unit, water heater, and other energy efficiency improvements from members of the Cobb Heating and Air Conditioning Association.

“It’s great to see such a deserving community member chosen as the winner of the home energy efficiency makeover,” said Kevin Greiner, Gas South president and CEO. “Installing more efficient appliances and insulation, and having two years of free natural gas will provide Barbara Bryant with a comfortable home and cost savings. We’re proud to partner with Cobb EMC and Cobb Heating and Air Association to make this possible – business relationships like this benefit all community members.”

This year’s sponsors include: Cobb Heating & Air Conditioning Association, Gas South, Apex Supply Company, D. McKeon Heating & Air, E. Smith Heating & Air Conditioning, GUS HVAC, Reliable Heating & Air, Ed’s Supply Company, Controlled Climate Services, Wade Heating & Air Conditioning, Cobb County Water System, Quality Air, the Dillon Agency, Henssler Financial, Farmers Inc., Mingledorff’s Inc., Pointeworth and Casteel Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical.

“Anytime you do anything to fix up your home or environment, you feel better. I thought the makeover program was awesome, but I never thought I’d win!” said winner Bryant. “I do everything because I love my kids. I want to see them in a position where they can take care of themselves, be self-sufficient and be happy along the way.”

About Cobb EMC

Cobb Electric Membership Corporation (Cobb EMC), a not-for-profit electric cooperative, safely delivers reliable electricity to more than 180,000 residential and commercial members in Cobb, Bartow, Cherokee, Fulton, and Paulding counties. Cobb EMC’s distribution system consists of 9,000 miles of line over 432 square miles. With more than 200,000 meters served, Cobb EMC is one of the largest of Georgia's 41 EMCs and among the largest of the nation's 900 EMCs. For more information, visit www.cobbemc.com, or follow Cobb EMC on FacebookTwitterYouTube and Pinterest.

About Gas South

Gas South is a leading provider of natural gas in competitive retail markets and serves approximately 300,000 residential, business and governmental customers throughout Georgia and Florida. Based in Atlanta, the company distinguishes itself by offering great everyday low rates, outstanding local customer service, and a dedication to give back to the communities it serves. Gas South is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cobb EMC, one of the country’s largest electric cooperatives. For more information, visit www.gassouth.com.

About Cobb Heating and Air Association
The Cobb Heating and Air Conditioning Association is the metro Atlanta’s premier trade group for the heating and air conditioning professionals. Our members successfully manage businesses in residential service, new construction, commercial and industrial markets. Our association exists to promote and maintain the highest professional standards which provide for ethical behavior, credibility and quality of products and services, within the heating and air conditioning industry.

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