Faithful Footprints

July 5, 2019

Faithful Footprints: Home Energy Savings Program 

The Faithful Footprints program is offered exclusively to Houses of Worship like King Avenue who care about energy stewardship. It gives you the opportunity to sign up for a home energy audit to identify ways to lower your natural gas usage and increase the energy efficiency of your home. What’s more, for every home energy audit completed, King Avenue will receive $20. 

Faithful Footprints is offered as a partnership among Ohio Interfaith Power and Light (Ohio IPL), Columbia Gas, and King Avenue and members. Ohio IPL is the facilitator of this program. Ohio IPL is a statewide nonprofit focused on the intersection of faith and the environment and assists Ohioans in lowering their carbon footprint. ( 

What is a Home Energy Audit? Valued at $500, A Home Energy Audit includes: 
  • A scheduled visit from a trained professional (takes from 2 to 4 hours to complete) 
  • Installation of free energy-efficiency items 
  • A safety check of your gas furnace for carbon monoxide levels and operating efficiency 
  • Comprehensive testing for air leaks 
  • Infrared scan of your walls to detect insulation levels 
  • A personalized report of your home’s energy efficiency with a list of eligible improvements, discounts, rebates, and incentives to put toward your upgrades 

The standard price for a home energy audit is normally $50, but during the month of July, it is free! 

Signing up for a home energy audit is easy! King Avenue has an exclusive “promo code” for you to use when signing up on the Columbia Gas website or via phone to ensure the $20 for each audit goes directly to your congregation. The website is
  • click “energy efficiency
  • for your home”
  • click “schedule an audit”
  • The King Avenue promo code is KingUMC