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2016

Free Weatherization Program Helps Residents Save Money and Stay Cool This Summer
 
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Health and Human Services Agency

Date:
6/17/2016
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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. 

Qualified low-income 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.

Weatherization auditors 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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