Summer is almost here. El
Dorado County residents can keep their homes cooler this summer and warmer next
winter by taking advantage of free weatherization services through the El
Dorado County Community Services Weatherization Program. “The average household
can save $400 or more each year on their energy bills after weatherization,
depending on the work that is done,” said Kyle Hartman, weatherization
supervisor with Community Services.
property owners and renters can receive various energy improvement services through
the program. “We work with qualified residents to make their homes more energy
efficient and to ensure occupant safety,” said Hartman.
check the home to see where improvements can be made. Services are customized
for each home and designed for maximum cost savings. “We may be able to provide
shade screens, fix broken glass, install ceiling fans and insulation in attics,
repair or replace water heaters, and repair or replace heating units and air
conditioners,” said Hartman.
The Weatherization Program
is available countywide. Households must meet eligibility guidelines and income
requirements. For information about the program, call (530) 621-6150 on the
west slope of El Dorado County or (530) 573-3490 in South Lake Tahoe, or visit www.edcgov.us/humanservices.
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